Ormiston Meadows Academy is committed to the principles of promoting equality of opportunity, celebrating diversity and reducing discrimination in order to create a positive environment where all pupils feel able to achieve. We want to ensure that all staff, pupils and members of the school community feel valued, and are treated fairly and with respect. These principles are reflected within our Equality Policy, with which this statement is aligned, and together, they demonstrate not only our commitment to equality but also ensure that we fulfil our legal obligations. Since April 2012 all public bodies, including all local authorities and all schools have been bound by what is known as the Public Sector Equality Duty (Section 149 of the Equality Act). This replaces previous statutory duties on race, gender and disability and covers the 9 protected characteristics. Schools and local authorities have: a) a general duty and b) two specific duties.
Schools must have due regard to the need to:
1) Eliminate discrimination, harassment, victimisation and any other conduct that is prohibited by the Equality Act 2010.
2) Advance equality of opportunity between people who share a relevant protected characteristic and people who do not share it by:
3) Foster good relations between people who share a protected characteristic and people who do not share it.
Schools need to consider how they tackle prejudice and promote understanding through:
In order to meet our general duties, the law requires us to do some specific duties to demonstrate how we meet the general duties
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Ormiston Meadows Academy Mission Statement –
Our motto is ‘Be your BEST, Expect the BEST, Suceed together’.
Ormiston Meadows Academy provides a positive learning experience that equips learners for life.
Our vision is to: Educate to achieve personal success. Nurture everyone’s uniqueness and special gifts. Value everyone’s diversity. Develop everyone to their full potential and create well-rounded responsible individuals.
At the heart of this vision are the 4 core values. Our pupils are encouraged to demonstrate our core values of :Respect, Resilience Excellence and Self Worth on a daily basis.
In fulfilling our legal obligations we will be guided by the following core statements: