At Lea Community Primary School we believe that all pupils and members of staff should have the opportunity to fulfil their potential whatever their background, identity and circumstances. Within the promotion of our school values of Kindness, Tolerance, Respect, Resilience, Pride, Honesty, Responsibility, Empathy and Determination, we are committed to creating a community that recognises and celebrates difference within a culture of respect and co-operation. We appreciate that a culture which promotes equality will create a positive environment and a shared sense of belonging for all who work, learn and use the services of our school. We recognise that equality will only be achieved by the whole school community working together – our pupils, staff, governors and parents/carers.
Our Equalities Policy and Objectives are designed to guide us in fulfilling the 2010 Equality Act which states that public bodies are required to have due regard to:
- Eliminate discrimination and other conduct that is prohibited by the Act
- Advance equality of opportunity between people
- Foster good relationships across all characteristics
We are very proud to have achieved the Lancashire Equality Mark. This mark is awarded to schools who have taken measures to embed Equality throughout their practice with the goal of enabling all pupils to thrive in a supportive learning community. It has been developed by a working group in Lancashire and provides a clear framework to guide schools through the process of auditing, developing and consolidating good practice in different areas of Equality.
The Equality Mark comprises six individual Equality Badges:
- Race Equality Badge
- Gender and Gender Variance Equality Badge
- Disability Equality Badge
- Socio-economic Equality Badge
- Sexual Orientation Equality Badge
- Religion and Belief Equality Badge
Our Equality objectives for the academic year 2023-24 are currently being decided and will be published soon.