‘Through the Holy Redeemer, we seek to grow in faith and love, and become great people who make a difference in our world.’
The basic equality between all human beings has always been fundamental to Catholic belief and teaching. Holy Redeemer Catholic Primary School acknowledges and welcomes diversity among pupils, staff, Governors and visitors.
We are committed to ensuring equality of opportunity for all pupils, staff, parents and carers irrespective of gender, ethnicity, disability, religious beliefs/faith tradition, sexual orientation, age or any other of the protected characteristics (Equalities Act 2010). Our aim is to develop a culture of inclusion and diversity in which all those connected to the school feel proud of their identity and ability to participate fully in school life.
We tackle discrimination through the positive promotion of equality, by creating a community rooted in the Jesuit School’s Values, challenging bullying and stereotypes and by creating an environment that champions respect for all.
We believe that diversity is a strength which should be respected and celebrated by all those who learn, teach and visit us.
Equality in Teaching and learning
We provide all our pupils with the opportunity to succeed and to reach the highest level of personal achievement. We do this by:
- Ensuring equality of access for all pupils and preparing them for life in a diverse society;
- Embedding and living out the Jesuit School Values;
- Using materials that reflect the diversity of the school, population and local community without stereotyping;
- Promoting attitudes and values that challenge any discriminatory behaviour or prejudice;
- Providing opportunities for pupils to appreciate their own culture and celebrate the diversity of other cultures;
- Seeking to involve all parents in supporting their child’s education;
- Utilising teaching approaches appropriate for the whole school population which are inclusive and reflective of our pupils.
Equal Opportunities for Staff
All staff appointments and promotions are made on the basis of merit and ability and in compliance with the law. We are keen to ensure that the staffing of the school reflects the diversity of our community.
The school has a full and separate Equality Policy, which can be found on our ‘Policies’ page. Please consult this for further details.
Our Equality Policy outlines the commitment of the staff and Governors to promoting equality. This involves tackling the barriers which could lead to unequal outcomes so that there is equality of access and diversity within the school community is celebrated and valued.
Equality at our school permeates all aspects of school life and is the responsibility of every member of the school and wider community. Every member of the school community should feel safe, secure, valued and of equal worth.