St Stephen's Church of England Primary School and Nursery

'I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.' Philippians 4:13

Equality Objectives

At St. Stephen's we believe that every person can achieve all things through Christ. Ensuring everyone is treated equally is central to our mission.

Our Equality Objectives are intended to complement the school’s Single Equality Scheme and Equality and Diversity Policy which covers our broader commitments in relation to our pupils, staff and local community. You can read the school's Single Equality Scheme and Equality and Diversity Policy on our Policies page.

Complying with the Public Sector Equality Duty Accessibility Plan

The Equality Act 2010 requires us to publish information that demonstrates that we have due regard for the need to:

  1. Eliminate unlawful discrimination, harassment, victimisation and any other conduct prohibited by the Equality Act 2010
  2. Advance equality of opportunity between people who share a protected characteristic and people who do not share it
  3. Foster good relations between people who share a protected characteristic and people who do not share it 

Equality Objectives

  • To enable children to live, play and learn harmoniously, with adults modelling how this can be achieved

  • To help children learn that difference and diversity are valued and welcomed within all of our lives

  • To make sure that success is not dependent upon being able bodied, belonging to any particular culture, gender, social class, sexual orientation, family circumstance or majority group 

  • To make sure every adult member of our school community is able to fulfil their role without hindrance and with every support and assistance

Values Statement

To achieve these objectives we all support and apply the following guiding values to help us make decisions, to evaluate the impact of our work and to inform the way that we act individually and collectively as members of the St. Stephen’s Primary School community: 

  • To ensure that every child feels valued and knows what it is to be part of a safe, nurturing Christian family, whilst also respecting their individual beliefs

  • To inspire a love of learning through a broad and balanced curriculum, encouraging every child to use their God given talents

  • To work in partnership with home, the church and the wider community, to increase the children’s knowledge and understanding of the world and the part they play in God’s big family

Staff, governors and parents undertake to:

  • Listen to the children and take their viewpoints into account

  • Work as a team, showing Christian values in all that they do

  • Support the children as well as each other

  • Encourage personal growth and independence rooted in relationships

  • Accommodate each individual’s special needs

  • Provide a well-planned and well-delivered curriculum which will equip the children with knowledge, skills and understanding

  • Provide a safe environment in which children will feel respected and cared for

Every Child Matters

We will always make clear, open and effective decisions which best support children’s learning. These aims and principles also relate to the government’s ‘Every Child Matters’ agenda with its aim for every child, whatever their background or their circumstances, to have the support they need in order to:

  • Be healthy 

  • Stay safe 

  • Enjoy and achieve 

  • Make a positive contribution 

  • Achieve economic well-being