Equality Statement

At Clowne, we tackle discrimination both promptly and directly through the positive promotion of equality, by actively challenging bullying, through discrediting derogatory stereotypes and by creating a warm environment which champions respect for all. We celebrate the statement, ‘We are all different, we are all equal’.

In our school, we believe that diversity and difference should be valued and celebrated by all those who work and learn here as well as those who come into work alongside us visitors, external agencies or otherwise.

Equality in Teaching and learning

We provide all of our children with the opportunity to succeed and to fulfil their full potential as learners and as young adults. We do this by:
  • ensuring equality of access for all pupils and preparing them for life in a diverse modern Britain,
  • using materials which reflect the diversity of the school, the local community and modern Britain as a whole, without stereotyping,
  • promoting positive attitudes and values that actively challenge any discriminatory behaviours or prejudice,
  • providing opportunities for all children to appreciate and learn more about their own culture and to celebrate the diversity and richness of other cultures and ways of life,
  • seeking to involve all parents and carers in supporting their child’s education and challenging any prejudicial viewpoints they may hold,
  • employing teaching approaches appropriate for the whole school population which are inclusive and reflective of our pupils and their backgrounds,
  • forging links with members of the community who are from varied and contrasting culture.

Equality in Admissions and Exclusions

  • Our admissions arrangements are fair and transparent and do not discriminate on the grounds of race, gender, religion, belief, disability and/or socio-economic background.
Equal Opportunities for Staff
  • All staff appointments and promotions are made on the basis of merit and ability and in compliance with the law and candidates will not be judged on the grounds of race, gender, religion, belief, disability and/or socio-economic background.