Equalities

At South Hetton Primary School, we treat everyone Equally and Fairly regardless of…

Age
Disability
Gender
Gender Identity
Race and Nationality
Religion or Belief
Pregnancy
Marriage
Sexual Orientation

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.
Better Health at Work
http://www.countydurhamfamilies.info/kb5/durham/fsd/localoffer.page?localofferchannel=0
https://www.ceop.police.uk/safety-centre/

Privacy Policy

We regard your privacy as important and any personal information you give to us will be used in accordance with the Data Protection Act and the General Data Protection Regulations.

We do not store personal information about individuals who visit this site except where they provide contact information via our contact us page and contact forms available on various pages throughout the website.

Any information you provide will only be used for the reasons specified and it will not be shared with any third party without your consent, unless required by law.

Your contact details are kept securely and are only accessed by authorised members of staff as part of the provision of school services. If you do not wish us to keep this contact information please tell us.

This website uses Google Analytics which provides statistical data about the usage of the site. This information is not used to identify individuals, but is collected to provide us with an understanding of the areas of interest on our site and how our site is being used.

If you are connected to the internet you will have an IP Address. This may take the form of a figure, such as 333.333.22.1. The address will be automatically collected and logged as part of the connection of your computer to our web server and may be used to determine the total number of visits to each part of the site. This data is not collected and used for other purposes.

This website contains links to other websites. The School is not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites or organisations and recommends you consult the privacy information on those sites.

This policy will be reviewed and updated versions will be posted on the website.

If you have any questions about the use of your personal information, the Information Commissioner is the independent regulator for both Data Protection and Freedom of Information.

Browser Notifications.

Our site implements browser notifications so that you can receive updates direct to this browser, we aim to send only important information on this method such as event updates or school wide issues.

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