At Turves Green Primary School we teach about the Public Sector Equality Duty through our No Outsiders scheme. Children are taught from Early Years onwards to recognise and celebrate difference and diversity in the school and in their communities. Our schools equality objectives are:
- To enable children to understand and accept differences between themselves and others.
- To teach children about the Equality Act 2010 and British values of diversity and equality.
- To prepare children for life in modern Britain through a celebration of diversity.
As the children move through KS1 and KS2 the No Outsiders ethos is developed through references to the Equality Act 2010. Posters around the school and in every classroom list the protected characteristics and children understand the definitions.
This robust school ethos enables us to eliminate discrimination as children learn that everyone is welcome in the school. This ensures that everybody feels welcome and valued in line with the 2010 Equality Act, whatever their age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation. The ethos improves equality of opportunity for all, encouraging children to be proud of their differences and to understand how British Law protects those differences in the strive for equality.
The school consults with children every year in a questionnaire which demonstrates the extent to which the attitudes towards equality and diversity are embedded.