At South Hetton Primary School, we treat everyone Equally and Fairly regardless of…
Race and Nationality
Religion or Belief
We believe that all pupils have an equal right to develop and achieve their potential. Equality of opportunity underpins the school curriculum and the work of the school. Children at South Hetton are treated as individuals with their own abilities, difficulties, attitudes, backgrounds and experiences.
Educate and Celebrate
We are proud to be involved in the ‘Educate and Celebrate’ Best Practice Programme, which aims to ‘transform schools and organisations into LGBT+ Friendly places, creating a safe environment for staff, students, governors and parents to thrive and achieve, enabling everyone to be themselves without fear of discrimination.’ The aim of the programme is very simple – to stamp out any form of homophobic or transphobic bullying by educating children about LGBT+ issues, using stories, assemblies, the curriculum – any way we can!
Public bodies, including local-authority-maintained schools, are covered by the public sector equality duty in the Equality Act 2010.
As part of our duties we publish:
- an Equalities Information profile of our school based upon the protected characteristics of the Equality Act 2010 – updated at least yearly
- our school’s Equality Objectives – these are reviewed annually and updated at least once every 4 years
- our Equalities information, objectives and policies can be found in the School Policies section of our website.