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Equality Statement

Equal opportunities

Every person in our school community has been made in the image of God and is loved unconditionally by God. Everyone is equal and we treat each other with dignity and respect. Our school is a place where everyone should be able to flourish in a loving and hospitable community. Each person in all their unique difference should be able to thrive, irrespective of physical appearance, gender, race, religion, ethnicity, socioeconomic background, academic ability, disability, sexual orientation or gender identity. 

We are committed to promoting the understanding of the principles and practices of equality – treating all members of our school community as individuals, according to their needs, with an awareness of our diverse society and appreciating the value of difference. We actively seek to challenge discrimination and we promote an anti-bullying stance which makes clear the unacceptability of racist, disablist and homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying and language

At Hormead, we are keen to represent a cross section of members within the community and do not discriminate against children or families, or prevent entry into our school or preschool, on the basis of colour, ethnicity, religion or social background.

We do not discriminate against children or adults with learning difficulties and disabilities or refuse entry to our setting. We would develop an action plan to ensure that children or adults with learning needs can participate successfully in the services offered by our school and in the curriculum.

We aim to provide a welcoming and caring environment that promotes and reflects cultural and social diversity and is equally accessible to all. We will endeavour to challenge any offensive behaviour, language or attitudes with regards to race, ethnicity, nationality, class, religion, culture, gender, language, sexual orientation and disability.

We will help all children to celebrate and express their cultural and religious identity by providing a wide range of appropriate resources.

In compliance with current UK data protection legislation, any data provided/collected by Hormead First School regarding a child/adult/family will be kept secure and treated with confidentially. The data collected will only be used by the school and will not be disclosed to any external sources without prior consent.