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Our Commitment to Equality

The Equality Act 2010 requires the school to publish information that demonstrates that we have due regard for the need to:

  • Eliminate unlawful discrimination, harassment, victimisation and any other conduct prohibited by the Equality Act 2010
  • Ensure equality of opportunity between people who share a protected characteristic and people who do not share it
  • Foster good relations between people who share a protected characteristic and people who do not share it

At Highgate Primary School, our school values underpin our commitment to promoting equality:

  • Love learning: we want everyone to enjoy learning and to achieve their best.
  • Inclusive: we want everyone who uses our school to feel involved and included.
  • Supportive: we want everyone involved with our school to feel supported.
  • Green: we want our school to look and be a greener place.
  • Healthy: we want our school to be a healthy place for our minds and our bodies.

More specifically:

  • We try to ensure that everyone is treated fairly and respectfully.
  • We want to make sure that our school is a safe and secure place for everyone.
  • We recognise that people have different needs, and we understand that giving people equal opportunities does not always involve treating them the same.
  • We recognise that some pupils need extra support to help them achieve their potential.
  • We try to make sure that people from different groups are consulted and involved in our decision, especially pupils, parents and those of us who can be treated less favourably.
  • We aim to make sure that no-one experiences less favourable treatment or discrimination because of: Age, Disability, Gender reassignment, Marriage and civil partnership, Pregnancy and maternity, Race, Religion and belief, Sex or Sexual orientation.

Our Equality Objectives

  • To raise the attainment and accelerate progress of pupils who may be affected by discrimination and unequal opportunity, as defined by the Equality Act 2010.
  • To promote equity within the school community.
  • To promote equal opportunities for the entire workforce by promoting diversity and tackling discrimination whenever it occurs.

School Policies

The school has a range of policies that outline the school’s commitment to equality: