‘The Church repudiates as foreign to the mind of Christ, any discrimination against people or any harassment of them on the basis of their race, colour, condition in life or religion’
Vatican ll Nostra Aetate 1965
‘We believe that each person possesses a basic dignity that comes from God, not from any human quality or accomplishment, not from race or gender, age or economic status’
The Common Good in Education. Catholic Education Service 1997
STATEMENT OF INTENT
St Bernadette Catholic Primary recognises that certain groups in society have historically been disadvantaged because of unlawful discrimination. This policy will put in place a range of actions to eliminate prejudice, unlawful discrimination and victimisation within the school community and workforce.
We believe that the purpose of education is concerned with the development of the whole person. Each of us is a unique individual and we have diverse cultural, linguistic, religious and racial backgrounds.
When we speak of offering equal opportunities for all, it does not imply that everyone will be treated in exactly the same way: special measures may need to be taken to ensure equality of opportunity for diverse circumstances.
We aim to build a school community which is inclusive and lives out the values of diversity and equality.
We respect and treasure the richness that diversity brings, whilst ensuring that there are no obstacles to opportunity for all.
The following policies demonstrate our compliance with and commitment to the Equality Act 2010 and the Equality Act 2010 (Specific Duties and Public Authorities) Regulations 2017.