Equality

Queensway Primary School is committed to valuing diversity by providing equality of opportunity and anti-discriminatory practice for all children and families.  We also value our staff and are committed to good employment practice.  We seek to ensure that no member of the school community, or any person through their contact with the school, will receive less favourable treatment on the grounds of a protected characteristic.  These include: race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, gender, marital status, responsibility for children or other dependents, disability, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, age, trade union or political activities, socio-economic background, living situation, or spent convictions.  In this we include all members of the extended school community- pupils, staff, Governors, Parents/Carers and others from the our local community.  Partners, contractors and other visitors to the school are also expected to adhere to this ethos at all times.
Equality and Diversity at Queensway Primary School is all about making a difference to the lives of the people we serve, treating all people with dignity and respect, and recognising the value of each individual.  We are committed to ensuring that our educational and pastoral offers meet the varied and individual needs of children and young people in our school; that our employment practices are fair and and promote equality; and that we respect the wide variety of lifestyles and cultures, locally, nationally and even internationally.
 
We aim to prepare children and young people for living within an increasingly diverse society with increasing global connections and controversial issues.   We work hard to build strong and trusting relationships with our pupils and their families in order to harness their engagement and enjoyment in all aspects of school life.  We recognise that pupils and family members may experience a range of different needs during different times in their lives, and we endeavour to meet these needs by working in close partnership with relevant agencies.
 
Queensway Primary School is a welcoming and caring community of children, Parents/Carers, staff and Governors.  Together we continually strive to provide a happy and supportive environment in which the unique potential in every child is realised. Our vision is that within a comprehensive curriculum we will enable each child to share the responsibility for becoming independent and confident learners and achievers in a continually changing world.

Treating people equally can mean treating them differently.  Policies, practices and programmes do not discriminate, but may be differentiated to take account of differences of life experience, outlook and background, and in the kinds of barriers and disadvantages which people may face, in relation to: 

  • Disability – so that reasonable adjustments are made.
  • Ethnicity – so that different cultural backgrounds and experiences of prejudice are recognised
  • Gender – so that the different needs and experiences of girls and boys, and women and men, are recognised
  • Religion, belief or faith background
  • Sexual identity