At St. Michael's CofE Primary Academy, we understand equality to mean treating everyone with equal dignity and worth, valuing their particular characteristics such as age, disability, gender, ethnicity, religion or belief, sexual orientation and socio-economic circumstances.
We understand that people have different needs, situations and goals. Achieving equality requires the removal of discriminatory barriers which may limit what people, especially children and young people, can do and can be. We recognise that inequality can be experienced in a variety of ways, affecting progress, access to services and independence in making life's decisions; ultimately affecting lives and creating inequality of treatment. Inequality can exist in employment opportunities, through direct and indirect discrimination and disadvantage, imposed by other individuals, groups, institutions or systems intentionally or inadvertently.
Our commitment to equality is demonstrated through our Aims Statement: 'In our loving, learning community, we take the wisdom each child brings and nurture it through a curriculum based on our lived values and driven by excellence, faith and pride in who we are; so that all can live their best lives,' highlighting our commitment to the individual. This is further underpinned by our school value, respect: 'we respect all those in our world.'