Equalities Statement and Objectives
At Mersea Island School, we are committed to ensuring equality of education and opportunity for all pupils, staff, parents and carers receiving services from the school, irrespective of race, gender, disability, faith or religion or socio-economic background. We aim to develop a culture of inclusion and diversity in which all those connected to the school feel proud of their identity and able to participate fully in school life.
The achievement of pupils will be monitored by race, gender and disability and we will use this data to support pupils, raise standards and ensure inclusive teaching. We will tackle discrimination by the positive promotion of equality, challenging bullying and stereotypes and creating an environment which champions respect for all. At Mersea Island School we believe that diversity is a strength, which should be respected and celebrated by all those who learn, teach and visit here.
Mersea Island School is committed to:
- Promote diversity, tolerance and understanding through celebrating difference.
- Identify, respond and report racist/prejudice based incidents.
- Increase participation of disadvantaged pupils in extra-curricular and sporting activities.
- Close the gap in attainment for disadvantaged pupils.