At Waddington and West Bradford Church of England Primary School we believe that all pupils and members of staff should have the opportunity to fulfil their potential whatever their background, identity and circumstances. Within the promotion of our Christian Values of Friendship; Compassion; Endurance; Resilience; Service; Humility; Wisdom; Tolerance; Thankfulness; Koinonia; Responsibility; Hope; Democracy; Creation; Justice; Reverence and Forgiveness, we are committed to creating a community that recognises and celebrates difference within a culture of respect and co-operation.
We appreciate that a culture which promotes equality will create a positive environment and a shared sense of belonging for all who work, learn and use the services of our school. We recognise that equality will only be achieved by the whole school community working together – our pupils, staff, governors and parents/carers.
Our Equalities Information and Objectives Statement is designed to guide us in fulfilling the 2010 Equality Act which states that public bodies are required to have due regard to:
In September 2022, we begin our journey to achieving the Lancashire Equality Mark. This mark is awarded to schools who have taken measures to embed Equality throughout their practice with the goal of enabling all pupils to thrive in a supportive learning community. It has been developed by a working group in Lancashire and provides a clear framework to guide schools through the process of auditing, developing and consolidating good practice in different areas of Equality. It builds on and extends the good practice of the Lancashire Race Equality Mark
The Equality Mark comprises six individual Equality Badges:
We often like to use stories and books to teach them about the Protected Characteristics.