At St Peter and St Paul Catholic Primary Academy the Governors realise the importance of ensuring equal opportunity for all children and adults. Governors will continue to ensure that this is an essential element of all Academy policies and actions.
The right to develop, learn and work in an environment free from discrimination is implicit in our Academy’s ethos and embodied in its mission statement. No member of our academy community shall suffer direct or indirect discrimination on the basis of a protected characteristic. Allegations of victimisation or harassment associated with discrimination will be investigated and pursued in line with the academy’s grievance and complaints and behaviour policies. We recognise that in some cases it may be necessary to put in place more favourable treatment for some individuals or groups in the interests of securing sustainable equality of access and opportunity.
Equality of opportunity and freedom from discrimination must permeate all aspects of Academy life, including in particular:
- Throughout all daily activities
- Teaching, learning and assessment
- Behaviour and sanctions
- Pupil recognition
- All advice and guidance, pastoral and personal
- Admissions and attendance
- Partnerships with all stakeholders
- Staff recruitment, promotion and professional development
We are working to eradicate bullying in all its forms, including homophobic and transphobic bullying.