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Equality Statement

Equality Statement


At Chalgrove Community Primary School, we are committed to promoting equality across Chalgrove Community Primary School. This involves tackling the barriers, which could lead to unequal outcomes so that there is equality of access and the diversity within the school community is celebrated and valued.


We believe that equality should permeate all aspects of life and is the responsibility of every member of the school and wider community. Every member of the school community should feel safe, secure, valued and of equal worth.


At the Chalgrove Community Primary School equality is a key principle for treating all people the same irrespective of their gender, ethnicity, disability, religious beliefs/faith tradition, sexual orientation, age or any other of the protected characteristics (Equality Act 2010).


We are committed to ensuring equality of opportunity for all pupils, staff, parents and carers. We aim to develop a culture of inclusion and diversity in which all those connected to the school feel proud of their identity and ability to participate fully in school life.

We tackle discrimination through the positive promotion of equality, by challenging bullying and stereotypes and by creating an environment which champions respect for all.


At Chalgrove Community Primary School, we believe that diversity is a strength which should be respected and celebrated by all those who learn, teach and visit us. We welcome our duties under the Equality Act 2010. The school’s general duties, with regards to equality are:

  • Eliminating unlawful discrimination, harassment and victimisation
  • Fostering good relationships through tackling prejudice and promoting understanding
  • Advancing equality of opportunity


We will not discriminate against, harass or victimise any pupil, prospective pupil, or other member of the school community because of their:

  • Gender
  • Race, nationality, ethnic or national origin
  • Disability
  • Socio-economic background
  • Religion or belief
  • Sexual orientation
  • Gender reassignment
  • Age
  • Pregnancy or maternity
  • Marital or civil partner status


Similarly, we welcome our duty under the Education and Inspections Act 2006 to promote community cohesion.


Chalgrove Community Primary School aims to promote pupils’ spiritual, moral, social, and cultural development, with special emphasis on promoting equality, diversity and eradicating prejudicial incidents for pupils and staff. Our school is committed to not only eliminating discrimination, but also increasing understanding and appreciation for diversity


Equality and Equity in Teaching and Learning


We strive to ensure all our pupils have the opportunities they need to succeed and reach the highest level of personal achievement. We do this by:


  • Ensuring equality of access for all pupils to prepare them for life in a diverse society - opportunities for all
  • Ensuring equitable access to resources and support, to ensure each pupil, including those from a deprived background, or those who have a special educational need, receive any additional support they require
  • Using materials that reflect the diversity of the school, local and global community, without stereotyping
  • Promoting attitudes and values that challenge any discriminatory behaviour or prejudice
  • Providing opportunities for pupils to appreciate their own culture and celebrate the diversity of other cultures
  • Seeking to involve all parents in supporting their child’s education
  • Utilising teaching approaches appropriate for the whole school population which are inclusive and reflective of our pupils' needs



Equality in Admissions and Exclusions


Our admissions arrangements are fair and transparent and do not discriminate on the grounds of race, gender, religion, belief, disability and/or socio-economic background.


Equal Opportunities for Staff


All staff appointments and promotions are made on the basis of merit and ability and in compliance with the law. We are keen to ensure that the staffing of the school reflects the diversity of our community.


It is the responsibility of the governors, Headteacher and all personnel involved in the school to provide leadership in the development and implementation of effective policies to promote equality of opportunity


The school has an Equality Policy, this can be found on our school policies page, link here: School Policies


Chalgrove Community Primary School Equality Objectives


1. Discrimination

  • To continue our focus on promoting positive outcomes for our priority learners who are vulnerable to underachievement, so they reach their highest level of personal achievement
  • To use assemblies and PHSE lessons to raise awareness and promote attitudes & values that challenge any discriminatory behaviour or prejudice
  • To ensure that all pupils are given similar opportunities with regards to extra-curricular activities
  • Promote Chalgrove Community Primary School as an inclusive school whose ethos is maintained through embedded values, international outlook and to celebrate the diversity of other cultures.


2. Prejudice

  • Our aim is to eliminate prejudice-related incidents against people with protected characteristics, within our school & the wider community.


3. Equality in the workplace

  • To continue to monitor the diversity of our workforce and the effectiveness of our approach to providing for the needs of those with protected characteristics
  • To ensure all staff are familiar with Equality policy as part of induction/annual refresher training.