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Four Marks CE Primary School

Love. Integrity. Forgiveness. Equality.

Equalities

Four Marks Primary School is committed to the principle of equality for all pupils irrespective of race, religion, gender, language, disability or family background, and to the active support of initiatives designed to further this principle. We believe that equality is at the heart of good educational practice. All pupils are of equal value and deserve equal access to every aspect of school life.

The Equality Act 2010 requires us to publish information that demonstrates that we have due regard for the need to:

  • Eliminate unlawful discrimination, harassment, victimisation and any other conduct prohibited by the Equality Act 2010.
  • Advance equality of opportunity between people who share a protected characteristic and people who do not share it.
  • Foster good relations between people who share a protected characteristic and people who do not share it.

At Four Marks Primary School we are aware of the requirements of the Equality Act 2010 and understand that it is unlawful to discriminate and treat some people less fairly and to put them at a disadvantage.

Our Single Equality Policy and Action Plan sets out how we intend to:

  • eliminate discrimination, harassment and victimisation
  • advance equality of opportunity
  • foster good relations

Single Equalities Policy and Scheme (Including: Equalities Information and Objectives & Single Equalities Action Plan)

What is Prejudicial Language and Behaviour? A Guide for Parents and Carers

'A prejudice-related incident is any incident which is perceived to be prejudice-related by the victim or any other person’.

 

This definition was first recommended as a working definition for racist incidents by The Stephen Lawrence Inquiry and has since been extended to cover all incidents related to the protected characteristics set out in The Equality Act 2010.

 

It informs people how to respond when they become aware of the incident and ensures that the incident is investigated. Importantly, it ensures that people are listened to.
It is important to note that there is no mention of intention, just because someone didn't intend to offend, doesn't change the impact of the action. Intention is important when considering the actions that need to be taken with the perpetrator, but a lack of intent does not prevent it from being a prejudice-related incident.

 

Useful guides for parents:

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