The basic equality between all human beings has always been fundamental to Catholic belief and teaching. St John’s Catholic Primary School acknowledges and welcomes diversity among pupils, staff, governors and visitors. Our Single Equality & Community Cohesion Policy outlines the commitment of the staff and governors to promote equality. This involves tackling the barriers which could lead to unequal outcomes so that there is equality of access and the diversity within the school community is celebrated and valued. We believe that equality at our school should permeate all aspects of school life and is the responsibility of every member of the school and wider community.
Every member of the school community should feel safe, secure, valued and of equal worth. At St John’s Catholic Primary School, equality is a key principle for treating all people equally, irrespective of their gender, ethnicity, disability, religious beliefs/faith tradition, sexual orientation, age or any other of the protected characteristics (Single Equalities Act 2010). We promote the principles of fairness and justice for all through the education that we provide in our school, and we implement the CARITAS in Action social justice programme of activities across the school year to educate our pupils in the principles of fairness, equality and dignity for all.