Rusper Primary School Equalities Statement
At Rusper Primary we will build on our similarities and seek enrichment from our differences and so promote understanding and learning between and towards others to create cohesive communities. We recognise and accept our equality duties as set out in the Equality Act 2010 and seek to involve the whole school community in order to ensure better outcomes for all. We aim:
  • To promote positive attitudes to difference and good relationships between people with different backgrounds, genders, cultures, faiths, sexual orientations, abilities and ethnic origins.
  • To promote equality of access and opportunity within our school and within our wider community.
  • To eliminate discrimination, harassment and victimisation.

Our school takes a whole school approach to equality, community cohesion and spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. We seek to embed equality of access, opportunity and outcome for all members of our school community, within all aspects of school life. We actively seek out opportunities in and outside of the curriculum to embrace the following key concepts:
  • Shared humanity. Identifying commonality and shared values, aspirations and needs underpins our approach to equality
  • Valuing difference and diversity. We appreciate the richness within our differences and look for ways of celebrating and understanding them better
  • Interdependence, interaction and influence. We recognise that, as they evolve, distinct cultures, beliefs and lifestyles will impact on and inform each other
  • Social cohesion within our school and within our local community
  • Excellence. We aim to inspire and recognise high personal and collective achievement throughout our community, the UK and the wider world.
  • Personal and cultural identity. We will provide opportunities to explore and value the complexity of our personal and cultural identities
  • Fairness and social justice. We will develop our understanding of the inequality that exists in society and explore ways of individually and collectively promoting a more equitable society