Holy Cross Catholic Primary School believes that equality of opportunity and inclusion of all members of our school community (staff, children and parents or carers), and beyond, should be at the centre of what we do. Staying true to our mission means that Holy Cross will continually strive to be a community where everyone acts with kindness, generosity and love towards ourselves and others of all traditions. Each member of the school community and everyone we meet is valued and respected. We try to follow Jesus in sharing with, and caring for, one another.
The term inclusion describes the removal of barriers. To “include” is to embrace all people regardless of age, race, gender, disability, religion or belief, sexual orientation, pregnancy, maternity or gender reassignment.
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.
We believe that the Equality Act provides a framework to support our commitment to valuing diversity, tackling discrimination, promoting equality and fostering good relationships between people. It also ensures that we continue to tackle issues of disadvantage and underachievement of different groups.