Equality Statement


Context

Bewsey Lodge Primary School is and traditionally has been a highly diverse school, reflecting the diversity in both the local community and the wider Warrington area:

  • Boys and Girls across the age range 2 – 11 years
  • Multi-faith
  • Multiple ethnic groups
  • A specific Designated Provision unit
  • High proportion of children eligible for Free School Meals
  • Growing population of non UK nationals


Vision for Equality & Diversity

At Bewsey Lodge , we are committed to ensuring equality of opportunity for all pupils, staff, parents and carers irrespective of race, gender, disability, belief, sexual orientation, age or socio-economic background by:

  • Eliminating discrimination and harassment.
  • Valuing diversity and promoting positive relationships.
  • Providing an inclusive education which enables all pupils to develop their full potential.
  • Developing 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.
  • Respecting everyone and their views.
  • Having high aspirations, for our children, families and school community.
  • Understanding others and treating  each other respectfully.
  • Championing our school at every opportunity.
  • Valuing our health and wellbeing and looking after each other.
  • Meeting the requirements of the Equality Act 2010


We tackle discrimination through the positive promotion of equality, by challenging bullying and stereotypes and by creating an environment which champions respect for all.

At Bewsey Lodge, 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.
  • 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.


Equality and Accessibility Policy