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Wellfield Methodist and Anglican Church School

Equality & Diversity

Our equality objectives are:


  • To close the gap between boys and girls in English, Mathematics and Science at all key stages.
  • To make good progress towards closing the gap in performance of all pupils with special educational needs or disabilities.
  • To promote cultural development and understanding through a rich range of experiences both in and beyond the curriculum.
  • To prevent and respond to all hate incidents and prejudice-based bullying.
  • To ensure all children are offered the same opportunities to engage in curriculum and beyond.


We believe that all of our pupils, staff and parents have equal rights and should be treated equally regardless of any differences. Wellfield Church School is committed to meeting its responsibilities in relation to the Equality Act of 2010 and aims to uphold the three main elements of the Act:


- Eliminate discrimination and other conduct that is prohibited by the Act.

- Advance equality of opportunity between people who share a protected characteristic and people who do not share it.

- Foster good relations across all characteristics - between people who share a protected characteristic and people who do not share it.


Over the course of the academic year our pupils will have assemblies on a range of themes associated with raising the profile of equality and diversity. Not only do we as a school have a legal duty to promote the ideals of equality and diversity in light of the Equality Act 2010 but we have a moral duty to prepare our students for a world that is far more diverse than the school or its immediate community.


Themes covered will include differences and perceptions based on race, religion, gender, class, sexuality and ability/disability.


Many of these themes are further explored in areas of the curriculum including Citizenship, English, History, RE and PSHE work. The main aim of this focus is to encourage discussion and to raise awareness and appreciation of our differences by educating our children and parents.  We hope to improve our community's relations and remove barriers of fear and ignorance that often cause discrimination to occur.


Equality and the Curriculum


Our curriculum reflects the attitudes, values and respect that we have for all ethnic groups that make up the diverse community of our school.


For example, the history curriculum gives due emphasis to ancient African traditions and cultures in the work that the children do on the Ancient Egyptians. In the religious education curriculum topics focus on religious festivals, the children study the importance of Diwali to Hindus and the importance of Hajj in Islam. We also learn and celebrate Eid, Diwali, Chinese New Year, Christmas, Easter and Harvest linking our own Christian faith through the beliefs of others.  Our PSHE curriculum challenges stereotypes and promotes a fully inclusive environment where our children have the confidence to be individual and celebrate their own diversity.

Equalities Policy 2022/23 approved June 2023