Equality Statement and Information
‘All pupils and members of staff at Wykebeck Primary School are provided with opportunities to fulfil their potential, regardless of their gender, race, colour, ethnic or national origin, marital status, age, sexual orientation, disability or religious belief.’
Our Equality objectives are;
- To promote cultural development and understanding through a rich range of experiences, in and beyond school
- To tackle prejudice and promote understanding in relation to people with disabilities and those of differing races, beliefs or religions, sexual orientation or gender
- To ensure that all pupils are given similar opportunities with regards to after-school clubs, activities and educational visits and experiences
- To allow equal access to information for all parents
Please click here to read our school Equality Policy
Wykebeck Primary School Vision and Values
Wykebeck Primary School is committed to ensuring all children fulfil their potential.
Our school is a safe and secure place where children can develop their talents and self-belief. We believe that learning is for life and that our whole school community will develop the skills they need to contribute positively to our ever-changing world. We want everyone to have:
- The empathy to recognise and accept other’s views and beliefs.
- The curiosity and confidence to question and investigate.
- The resilience to keep going when faced with challenge.
- The skills to seek different solutions to a problem, analyse and self-evaluate.
We aim to embed these learning habits into the way our children think, so that they have enjoyment of lifelong learning beyond their school experience. Then they can become independent learners of the future.
On the 1st October 2010, the Equality Act 2010 replaced all existing equality legislation such as the Race Relations Act, Disability Discrimination Act and Sex Discrimination Act.
The Equality Act 2010 was introduced to ensure protection from discrimination, harassment and victimisation on the grounds of specific characteristics (referred to as protected characteristics). This means that schools cannot discriminate against pupils or treat them less favourably because of their sex (gender), race, disability, religion or belief, gender reassignment, sexual orientation or pregnancy or maternity.
The Act introduced requires all schools to comply with the Public Sector Equality Duty and two specific duties.
Public Sector Equality Duty requires us a school to:
- Eliminate unlawful discrimination, harassment and victimisation Advance equality of opportunity between different groups
- Foster good relations between different groups
The Two “specific duties” requires us to:
- Publish information to show compliance with the Equality Duty
- Publish Equality Objectives at least every 4 years which are specific and measurable
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.