Equality, Diversity and British Values

Our equality objectives are:

  • To promote spiritual, moral, social and cultural development through all appropriate curricular and extra-curricular opportunities .  We aim to meet this objective with particular reference to issues of equality and diversity.
  • To reduce prejudice and increase understanding of equality through direct teaching across the curriculum.
  • To move beyond deterministic notions of fixed ability and to model teaching and learning behaviours that avoid labelling.
  • To narrow the gap between boys’ and girls’ attainment in writing in the primary phase (Y2 – Y6).
  • To promote cultural development and understanding through a rich range of experience, both in and beyond the school.
  • To eradicate prejudice related bullying in relation to the protected characteristics listed in the Equality Act 2010.
  • To tackle prejudice and promote understanding in relation to people with disabilities.

Celebrating Diversity

Following the outcome of the referendum, you may have heard about a campaign, launched by a Church of England Academy, The Nottingham Emmanuel School.

The campaign celebrates the diversity in our schools, and how in this unique moment in particular, we want to highlight how this diversity makes our school community an inherently better place to work and learn.

Here at St Stephen’s, we celebrate and work with children and families from at least 15 different countries. This makes all our lives richer and our school is a better place for it. Here are some of the countries represented at our school:

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We are proud of our rich heritage and our multi-cultural school. We celebrate our differences, similarities and diversities every day.

For further information, please visit twitter on:

#celebratelearningtogether

How the school promotes British Values

The Department for Education states that there is a need:

“To create and enforce a clear and rigorous expectation on all schools to promote the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs”.

The Department for Education defines British Values as follows:

  • Respect for democracy and support or participation in the democratic process
  • Respect for the basis on which the law is made and applies in England
  • Support for equality of opportunity for all
  • Support and respect for the liberties of all within the law
  • Respect for and tolerance of different faiths and religious and other beliefs

Our school reflects British values in all that we do. We aim to nurture our children on their journey through life so they can grow into safe, caring, democratic, responsible and tolerant adults who make a positive difference to British society and to the world. We encourage our children to be creative, unique, open-minded and independent individuals, respectful of themselves and of others in our school, our local community and the wider world.