Boughton Monchelsea Primary School
Church Hill | Boughton Monchelsea | Maidstone | ME17 4HP

Equality

Boughton Monchelsea Primary School is committed to the principle of equal opportunity for all pupils. 

Our equality objectives are;

  • To promote spiritual, moral, social and cultural development through all appropriate curricular opportunities, with particular reference to issues of equality and diversity
  • To promote cultural development and understanding through a rich range of experiences both in and beyond the school
  • To move beyond deterministic notions of fixed ability and to model teaching and learning behaviours that avoid labelling
  • To narrow the gap between boys' and girls' attainment across the school
  • To eradicate prejudice-related bullying in relation to the protected characteristics listed in the Equality Act 2010
  • To tackle prejudice and promote understanding in relation to people with disabilities

Our school:

  • Understands that all learners are capable of achieving well
  • Offers a choice of learning challenges
  • Responds to children’s diverse needs
  • Overcomes potential barriers to learning and assessment

All learners are of equal value

We see all learners and potential learners and their parents and carers as of equal value:

  • Whether or not they are disabled
  • Whatever their ethnicity, culture, national origin or national status
  • Whatever their gender and gender identity
  • Whatever their religious or non-religious affiliation or faith background
  • Whatever their sexual identity

We recognise and respect difference

Treating people equally does not necessarily involve treating them all the same.  Our policies, procedures and activities must not discriminate but must nevertheless take account of difference of life-experience, outlook and background, and in the kinds of barrier and disadvantage which people may face in relation to:

  • Disability, so that reasonable adjustments are made
  • Ethnicity, so that different cultural backgrounds and experiences of prejudice are recognised
  • Gender so that the different needs and experiences of girls and boys and women and men are recognised
  • Religion, belief or faith background
  • Sexual identity

We foster positive attitudes and relationships and a shared sense of cohesion and belonging

We intend that our policies, procedures and activities should promote:

  • Positive attitudes towards disabled people, good relations between disabled and non-disabled people and an absence of harassment of disabled people
  • Positive interaction, good relations and dialogue between groups and communities different from each other in terms of ethnicity, culture, religious affiliation, national origin or national status and an absence of prejudice-related bullying and incidents
  • Mutual respect and good relations between boys and girls and women and men and an absence of sexual and homophobic assessment

 We observe good equalities practice in staff recruitment, retention and development

We ensure that policies and procedures should benefit all employees and potential employees, for example in recruitment and promotion and in continuing professional development:

  • Whether or not they are disabled
  • Whatever their ethnicity, culture, religious affiliation, national origin or national status
  • Whatever their gender and sexual identify and with full respect for legal rights relating to pregnancy and maternity

 We aim to reduce and remove inequalities and barriers that already exist

In addition to avoiding or minimising possible negative impacts of our policies, we take opportunities to maximise positive impacts by reducing and removing inequalities and barriers that may already exist between:

  • Disabled and non-disabled people
  • People of different ethnic, cultural and religious backgrounds
  • Girls and boys, women and men