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Equality

Equality Website Statement

Ongar Place Primary School is committed to fulfilling our equality duty for our staff, parents and pupils.

The Equalities Act 2010 explains that there are 7 protected characteristics.  It is unlawful for a school to discriminate against a member of the school or prospective member of the school because of their:

  • sex
  • race
  • disability
  • religion or belief
  • sexual orientation
  • gender reassignment
  • pregnancy or maternity

At Ongar Place Primary School we aim to:

  • eliminate discrimination, harassment, victimisation and any other conduct that is prohibited by or under the Equalities Act 2010;
  • promote equality of opportunity between children and adults who share a relevant protected characteristic and who do not share it;
  • foster good relations and understanding between children and adults who share a relevant protected characteristic and who do not share it.

We will do this by striving to:

  • remove or minimise disadvantages suffered by children and adults who share a relevant protected characteristic that are connected to that characteristic;
  • take steps to meet the needs of children and adults who share a relevant protected characteristic that are different from the needs of those who do not share it;
  • encourage children and adults who share a relevant protected characteristic to participate fully in all activities.
  • make reasonable adjustments for disabled people where something the school does places a disabled pupil or adult at a disadvantage compared to other pupils or adults then the school will take reasonable steps to try and avoid that disadvantage.

We promote good relationships between children and adults who share a relevant protected characteristic and those who do not share it through our curriculum, behaviour management, values and ethos.

We are committed to tackling prejudice, and promoting understanding.

Compliance with the duties in this section may involve treating some children and adults differently than others; but that does not allow any treatment that would otherwise be prohibited by or under this the Equalities Act 2010.