The staff and governors Phoenix Infant and Nursery have an unwavering commitment to the success of every pupil. The purpose of this equality statement is to show how the school promotes equality of opportunity for and between diverse members of the school community.
In order to meet this duty the school will:
Establish with all staff an overall vision of the duty to promote equality of opportunity for all
Advance equality of opportunity and foster good relations between disabled and non-disabled people, women and men, and between different racial and minority ethnic groups
Eliminate discrimination, harassment or victimisation on the grounds of disability, gender, race or ethnicity
Responsibilities of the school's Leadership Team to meet the duty:
Raise awareness through training for all staff and governors, and through promoting the Equality Statement to all parents and pupils
Ensure that all policies and practices within the school are impact assessed against the aims above
Monitor, report and act on any incidents of discrimination, harassment or victimisation
Provide appropriate resources and a curriculum that promotes good relations and understanding of equality and diversity
Under the Equality Act 2010 schools should have an Accessibility Plan. The Equality Act 2010 replaced all existing equality legislation, including the Disability Discrimination Act. The effect of the law is the same as in the past, meaning that “schools cannot unlawfully discriminate against pupils because of sex, race, disability, religion or belief and sexual orientation”. According to the Equality Act 2010 a person has a disability if:
The Accessibility Plan is listed as a statutory document of the Department for Education’s guidance on statutory policies for schools. The Plan must be reviewed every three years and approved by the Governing Body. The review process can be delegated to a committee of the Governing Body, an individual or the Head.
Phoenix Infant and Nursery School is committed to providing an environment that enables full curriculum access that values and includes all pupils, staff, parents and visitors regardless of their education, physical, sensory, social, spiritual, emotional and cultural needs. They are committed to taking positive action in the spirit of the Equality Act 2010 with regard to disability and to developing a culture of inclusion, support and awareness within the school.