Public Sector Equality Duty
Nurturing Foundations, Flourishing with God.
Minster Church of England Primary School is located in East Kent. Our children are growing up in an increasingly multicultural society where they are subject to various attitudes towards different groups and certain images portrayed in the media and online.
At Minster C of E Primary School we are committed to the elimination of unlawful discrimination, to advance equality of opportunity and to foster good relations between all. We have a set of core foundations which expect all our staff to act in a non-discriminating manner and be mindful to avoid actions that could be deemed as such to the public and our wider community.
We have up-to-date and ratified policies which set out a clear message that discrimination is not tolerated: equality, safeguarding and child protection, staff code of conduct, behaviour and anti-bullying.
The governing body and school leaders involved in recruitment will avoid unlawful discrimination in all aspects of employment including recruitment, promotion, opportunities for training, pay and benefits, discipline and selection for redundancy.
We aim to:
Foster children’s spiritual development to allow them to develop as individuals who think clearly for themselves, and also recognise the awe and wonder in our world whether they have a personal religious belief or none.
Actively close gaps in attainment and progress between all groups of children, especially; children eligible for free-school meals, children with special educational needs and disabilities, looked after children and children from minority ethnic groups.
Use our tailored delivery of the National Curriculum to place an emphasis on students being part of their local communities and the wider global community.
Identify opportunities in the curriculum to look at a range of different cultures/countries, study famous people from ethnic minorities and with a variety of abilities and to celebrate diversity.
Provide learning environments that are welcoming, safe and respectful of learners from all communities.
To promote cultural development and understanding through a rich range of experiences both within and beyond the curriculum.