Our school is committed to equality both as an employer and a service provider: we strive to ensure that everyone is treated fairly and with respect. We want to make sure that our school is safe, secure and stimulating place for everyone. We recognise that people have different needs, and we understand that treating people equally does not always involve treating them all exactly the same. We recognise that for some students need extra support to help them achieve and be successful e.g. all those that fall within the protected characteristics. We aim to develop a culture of inclusion and diversity in which all those connected to the school feel proud of their identity and ability to participate fully in school life.
We make sure that people from different groups are consulted and involved in our decisions, for example through talking to students and parents/carers, staff and the governing body. We tackle discrimination through the positive promotion of equality, by challenging bullying and stereotypes and by creating an environment which champions respect for all.
We aim to make sure that no one experiences harassment, less favourable treatment or discrimination because of their age; any disability they may have; their ethnicity, colour or national origin; their gender identity or reassignment; their marital or civil partnership status; being pregnant or having recently had a baby; their religion or beliefs; their sexual identity and orientation. At Nightingale we believe that diversity is a strength which should be respected and celebrated by all those who learn, teach and visit us.
We welcome our duty under the Education and Inspections Act 2011 to promote community cohesion.
We welcome the emphasis in the OFSTED inspection framework on the importance of narrowing gaps in achievement which affect, amongst others:
All staff have responsibility for promoting equality in all that we do.
Staff Member with overview of Equality: Abigail Hopper
Tel: 020 8985 4259
School Governor with overview of Equality: Christine Evans
The Equality Act of 2010 requires us to publish information that demonstrates that we have due regard for the need to :