St Mary's has an Equality Statement, Disability Equality Scheme and a Gender Equality Scheme that support equal opportunities for pupils, staff, parents and visitors to the school. Our Equal Opportunities/Disability Equality Policies are available to view.
If you or your child has any particular need, or concern, please let us know at the earliest opportunity, so that we may work together with you/or your child. All pupils at the school are given opportunities to fulfil their potential in all curriculum areas by using a variety of different teaching and learning styles. All pupils are given access to the whole curriculum including all educational experiences and extra-curricular activities. Positive attitudes to gender, cultural diversity and special needs of all kinds are expressed in the curriculum. All achievements of pupils are valued by being positively acknowledged. Pupils are prepared for life in a multi-cultural society.
Like all Public Sector workplaces St Mary’s is bound by Public Sector Equality Duty.
The public sector equality duty consists of a general equality duty, which is set out in section 149 of the Equality Act 2010 itself, and the specific duties which came into law on the 10th September 2011 in England and 6 April in Wales (27th May 2012 in Scotland) legislation. The general equality duty came into force on 5 April 2011. In summary, those subject to the equality duty must, in the exercise of their functions, have due regard to the need to:
If you would like to know more about Public Sector Equality Duty, further details can be found on the Equality and Human Rights website.