Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion

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We can all benefit from…

 

 

Equal opportunities

Diverse thinking and approaches

Inclusive experiences

 

 

Treating others as they wish to be treated

Our children, families and staff are drawn from a rich variety of social backgrounds, family structures, ethnic groups and religions.
At SIAL we value the right of each person to be shown respect and courtesy and to have their individual differences recognised and protected.
We will actively work to ensure that all children and adults are given every opportunity to achieve, to recognise their own worth and to play an important part in our community. We place the promotion of equality of opportunity at the heart of
all our work.
 
Legal duties:
At SIAL we welcome our duties under the Equality Act 2010 to:
  • Eliminate discrimination
  • Advance equality of opportunity
  • Foster good relations in relation to the following protected characteristics (listed below in alphabetical order)

 

Age     Disability     Gender reassignment     Marriage and Civil Partnership

Pregnancy and Maternity     Race and Ethnicity     Religion or Belief    

Sex     Sexual orientation

 

 

1. We welcome our duty under the Education and Inspections Act 2006 to promote community cohesion.
2. We recognise that these duties reflect international human rights standards as expressed in the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, the UN Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities and the Human Rights Act 1998.

 

Guiding principles
In fulfilling the legal obligations referred to above we are guided by the following principles:
 
1. All learners are of equal worth
2. We recognise and respect difference
3. We foster positive attitudes and relationships, and a shared sense of cohesion and belonging
4. We observe best equalities practice in staff recruitment, retention and development
5. We aim to reduce and remove inequalities and barriers that already exist
6. We consult widely
7. Society as a whole should benefit
8. We base our policies and practice on sound evidence
9. We work towards measurable equality objectives

 

As part of this work we are also very proud and excited to be currently supporting and working with:
> EqualiTeach (http://www.equalitiesaward.co.uk/) and the Free to Be project as we pursue the Gold Equalities Award
> Think Equal (https://thinkequal.org/) – we are currently taking part in the UK’s first pilot for Think Equal’s brilliant Social and Emotional Learning EYFS programme (SIAL also hosted and supported the training of the teachers involved with the pilot)
> Show Racism the Red Card (https://www.theredcard.org/) and helping to spread anti-racism awareness across the UK (indeed, we recently fundraised for ‘Wear Red Day’ (18.10.19.) (#wearredday).