Elton Church of England Primary School welcomes people from all backgrounds. We believe that different cultures, talents and life experiences bring richness and vibrancy to school life and help create an environment that supports us all in learning from each other.
We welcome our duty under the Education and Inspections Act 2006 to promote community cohesion and aim to be a community where everyone is treated fairly and with tolerance and respect. We want everyone to flourish and reach their potential, and we recognise that for some pupils extra support is needed to help them to achieve and be successful.
We abide by our duties under the Equality Act 2010 to eliminate discrimination, advance equality of opportunity and foster good relations in relation to age (as appropriate), disability, ethnicity, gender (including issues of transgender, and of maternity and pregnancy), religion and belief, and sexual identity. 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.
Furthermore, as a Church of England School, we understand that everyone is worthy of dignity and respect. The Church of England document “Valuing all God’s Children” (2019) states:
“Central to Christian theology is the truth that every single one of us is made in the image of God. Every one of us is loved unconditionally by God. We must avoid, at all costs, diminishing the dignity of any individual to a stereotype or a problem. Church of England schools offer a community where everyone is a person known and loved by God, supported to know their intrinsic value” (page 1)
“Opportunities to discuss issues to do with self-esteem, identity and bullying, including HBT (homophobic, biphobic and transphobic) bullying, should be included in physical, social, health and economic education or citizenship programmes. The curriculum should offer opportunities for pupils to learn to value themselves and their bodies. Relationships and sex education should take LGBT people into account.” (Page 6)
On this page you will find copies of the school's equality statement and objectives along with the guidance document, "Equality Duty - Guidance for Schools". This link takes you to the relevant part of the Equality Act 2010. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you require any further information. This website provides more information around the Public Sector Equality Duty in schools.