Equality and Diversity statement.
We are required to put a statement on our website outlining how we are meeting our statutory duty.
At Rainham School for Girls we have taken into consideration all aspects of equality and diversity in our Equality and Diversity policy, which includes specific objectives in relation to access, gender, race, religion or belief and other protected characteristics. In the planning and development stage of policy making, we will ensure that we have consulted and taken into account the views of stakeholders.
All improvement plans will be designed with an element of impact assessment built in to monitor the success of each activity against our equality objectives and our statutory duties, as set out in the Equality Act (2010), our Public Sector Equality Duty, our Prevent Duty and the Race Relations Act.
Through the whole school processes of systematic review, equality will be monitored and any identified areas of inequality will be redressed.
Rainham School for Girls values the personal qualities of all individuals and seeks actively to enhance them. It seeks to provide an environment free from prejudice and strives to enable every student to reach their maximum potential. To this end Rainham School for Girls has a clear policy on Equality and Diversity which covers all aspects of a student’s experience at the school.
The school involves interested parties at all stages of development and review of the various components of the Equality Policy. Information is collected on race, disability and gender relating to staff, children and other interested parties and is used to inform policies, strategic planning and activities.
The school participates in a variety of events that promote understanding and appreciation of equality and diversity issues and promote inclusivity. The curriculum includes opportunities for students to understand issues relating to equality and diversity. Visual displays within the school reflect equality and diversity appropriately. All students are encouraged to participate fully in school life and every effort is made to ensure positive contribution from them. In particular, student achievement is analysed by race, disability and gender as well as specific groups including Free School Meals (FSM), Child in Care (CIC)) which inform social inclusion and where necessary informs
General conduct is monitored by race, disability, gender and religion or belief with particular attention being given to prejudice based bullying and harassment issues, with any associated incidents being reported to the governing body.
3rd December: International Day for Persons with Disabilities
Every year, the International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPWD) is celebrated on the 3rd of December as a way of promoting equality for people with disabilities in all areas of society.
According to the World Health Organisation, around 15% of the world’s population is considered to have some form of disability. By raising awareness we can break down the barriers to inclusion and spread awareness of the struggles faced by those with disabilities.
The aim is to promote empowerment, and help to create real opportunities for people with disabilities. Empowerment is one of our CARE values at Rainham so we wanted to share our thoughts on disabilities.
Did you know that an estimated one billion people live with disabilities worldwide, they face many barriers to inclusion?
As part of our tutor programme, students will be discussing what they know about both visible and hidden disabilities.