Equality Statement

At Woodside C of E Primary School we understand equality to mean treating everyone with equal dignity and worth, valuing their particular characteristics such as age, disability, gender, ethnicity, religion or belief, sexual orientation and socio-economic circumstances.

We understand that people have different needs, situations and goals. Achieving equality requires the removal of discriminatory barriers which may limit what people, especially children and young people, can do and can be. We recognise that inequality can be experienced in a variety of ways, affecting progress, access to services and independence in making life's decisions; ultimately affecting lives and creating inequality of treatment. Inequality can exist in employment opportunities, through direct and indirect discrimination and disadvantage, imposed by other individuals, groups, institutions or systems intentionally or inadvertently.

Our commitment to equality is demonstrated through our Aims Statement; ‘At Woodside we aim to provide a caring and stimulating environment which promotes a love of learning based on the Christian values of love for each other. We seek to inspire every pupil to become a well motivated and independent learner who actively participates in an exciting and engaging curriculum which meets the needs of all children’. highlighting our commitment to the individual. This is further underpinned by two of our school aims; ‘to respect each other as unique individuals’ and ‘to encourage respect and tolerance of people and cultures different to our own’