Blessed Dominic Catholic Primary School makes all members of our school community feel welcome and valued irrespective of age, disability, ethnicity, gender, religion and belief and sexual identity. Our values and ethos promote equality and actively tackle discrimination.
We welcome our duties under the Equality Act 2010 to eliminate discrimination, advance equality of opportunity and foster good relations within our community.
We are committed to equal opportunities and have high expectations for all pupils.
Our commitment to equality is underpinned by a number of key principles:
All our learners are of equal value
We view all learners, potential learners and their parents and carers in a positive light. They have equal value:
We recognise and respect difference
We treat people equally but this does not necessarily mean the same. We ensure that our policies and procedures do not discriminate but do take account of differences of life-experience, outlook and background. We recognise the kinds of barrier and disadvantage which people may face in relation to:
We foster positive attitudes and relationships and a shared sense of belonging
We ensure that our policies and procedures promote:
Good equality practice in staff recruitment, retention and development
We ensure that policies and procedures benefit all employees and potential employees, for example in recruitment and promotion and in continuing professional development:
We aim to reduce and remove inequalities and barriers that already exist
In addition to avoiding or minimising possible negative impacts of our policies, we take opportunities to maximise positive impacts by reducing and removing inequalities and barriers that may already exist between: