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Equality and Accessibility

  Equality is treating everybody the same.....

Equity is giving everyone what they need to achieve success

Equity is giving everyone what they need to be successful. Equality is treating everyone the same. Equality aims to promote fairness, but it can only work if everyone starts from the same place and needs the same help.

Equality Documents

St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School welcomes its duties under the Equality Act 2012 to:

  • Eliminate discrimination, harassment and victimisation;
  • Advance equality of opportunity; and
  • Foster good relations between persons who share a protected characteristic and persons who do not share it.

We try to ensure that everyone is treated fairly and respectfully and we recognise that people have different needs.  We understand that treating people equally does not always involve treating them the same.

We aim to make sure that no one involved in our school community experiences less favourable treatment or discrimination because of:

  • Their age
  • A disability
  • Their ethnicity, colour or national origin
  • Their gender
  • Their gender identity (they have reassigned or plan to reassign their gender)
  • Their marital or civil partnership status
  • Their being pregnant or having recently had a baby
  • Their religion or belief
  • Their sexual identity and orientation.

All our school policies and procedures are to be read and implemented with this statement in mind.