Equality and Diversity
Equality and diversity is the idea of promoting and accepting the differences between people. More specifically, equality is about ensuring individuals are treated fairly and equally, no matter their race, gender, age, disability, religion or sexual orientation. Diversity is about recognising and respecting these differences to create an all-inclusive atmosphere.
Promoting equality and diversity in education is essential for both teachers and students. The aim is to create a classroom environment where all students can thrive together and understand that individual characteristics make people unique and not ‘different’ in a negative way.
Public Sector Equality Duty (PSED)
Greasby Junior School is an inclusive school where all are welcome. We celebrate diversity and champion equality. Everybody who enters our school must behave in a way which respects the protected characteristics of the Equality Act 2010.
Public bodies, including local-authority-maintained schools, are covered by the public sector equality duty in the Equality Act 2010 and the Equality Act 2010 (Specific Duties) Regulations 2011.
At Greasby Junior School, we take this obligation very seriously and ensure that all our pupils can take part as fully as possible in every aspect of school life. We identify any barriers to learning that they may have and then work to overcome these so that each child can fulfil their potential.
We strive to:
- Eliminate unlawful discrimination, harassment, victimisation and any other conduct prohibited by the Equality Act 2010
- Advance equality of opportunity between people who share a protected characteristic and people who do not share it
- Foster good relations between people who share a protected characteristic and people who do not share it.
At Greasby Junior School we promote equality and diversity through a range of strategies:
- Setting clear rules in regards to how people should be treated through our charters and rights
- Challenging any negative attitudes.
- Treating all staff and pupils fairly and equally.
- Creating an all-inclusive culture for staff and pupils.
- Avoiding stereotypes in examples and resources.
- Using resources with multicultural themes.
- Actively promoting multiculturalism.
- Planning lessons that reflect the diversity of the classroom and the world around us.
- Ensuring all pupils have equal access to opportunities and participation.
- Making sure that learning materials do not discriminate against anyone.
- Using a variety of teaching methods.
- Ensuring policies and procedures don’t discriminate against anyone.