Equality Objectives

Statement

At Fitzwilliam Primary School, we believe that diversity is a strength which should be respected and celebrated by all those who are part of our school community. We are committed to ensuring equality of opportunity for all children. Inclusion at Fitzwilliam is about providing equality and excellence in order to promote the highest possible standards and enable all children to achieve their full potential. We aim to recognise and celebrate differences that exist amongst us, we treat all people fairly and we strive to eliminate discrimination wherever it might exist.   We ensure that these intentions are known and understood by all staff and governors and wherever appropriate to all children and parents.

The principles underlying this statement:

Discrimination against any of the protected characteristics is unacceptable within the school.  All of the school community will ensure that the school is a content and caring environment and where respect for and appreciation of each other as individuals is a priority. Our primary focus is to educate, develop and prepare all our children for life in a diverse society and life in modern-day Britain.

Equality Objectives

Here at Fitzwilliam Primary School, we recognise that the equality duty has three aims and they are to:

  • Eliminate unlawful discrimination, harassment and victimisation and other conduct under the Act;
  • Advance equality of opportunity between people who share a protected characteristic and those who do not;
  • Foster good relations between people who have a shared characteristic and those who do not.

School Senior Leaders, alongside the Governing Body, will annually review and analyse how well we achieve these aims with regard to the protected groups (race, disability, gender, gender re-assignment, age, pregnancy and maternity, marital status, religion and belief and sexual orientation) under the Equality Act (2010).

We aim to provide the highest possible education for all of our students; the values based ethos of our academy clearly reflects our commitment to fully including and respecting all members of our school and the community.

Our Equality Objectives are currently being reviewed and new ones collectively set to work towards.

Our previous objectives can be seen below: