Equality and Vulnerability

St Mary’s Equalities and Vulnerability Statement

 Our school vision and spiritual values promote inclusion and equality and tackle discrimination. We have high expectations for all our pupils irrespective of their age, disability, gender including gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.  This is in line with the Equality Act 2010.

Our school spiritual values of Kindness, Truth, Courage, Hope and Love underpin all that we do. As a school we understand that the community we serve is a diverse one.  Our community can be vulnerable for different reasons and these are not always visible. We as a staff team are aware of the different factors that can impact on our community, families and a child’s well-being.  These could include living with or having any of the following factors:

  • Special educational needs (SEND) or an Educational and Healthcare Plan (EHCP)
  • Social worker involvement
  • Being a looked after child (LAC)
  • Family members with chronic or serious illness
  • Living in temporary accommodation
  • Being a young carer

However, this is not an exhaustive list and we recognise that everyone needs to be treated as an individual and their personal situations taken into account to ensure that all get equal access to education and opportunities.