All schools should have robust policies that seek to ensure the safety and inclusion of all children. Anti bullying, Nurture, Safeguarding and Safe Spaces are all positive aspects of the Equalities and Inclusion work of our schools. However, there is always more that could be done to ensure that staff feel confident, informed and enabled to put the policies into practice.
This Equality Policy has been written to reflect the distinctive Mission of the Catholic school. It should be adapted and used by schools as they create a policy that mirrors their vision, aims and values, as created by the school community. The Appendices should be used in line with the instruments already available from the local authority to monitor and record matters relating to Equalities and Inclusion.
The parent leaflet can be printed and shared with all parents before starting any learning and teaching on matters relating to Equality and Inclusion.
All of these materials note that within a Catholic school the starting point for any work with young people in the area of Equality, Inclusion and Justice is rooted in the Church’s vision of what it means to be in relationship with God and others. The materials hosted on this page should be used in conjunction with the existing RE Guidance ‘This Is Our Faith’ and current guidance and resources for Relationships and Moral Education – Called to Love (Secondary schools) and God’s Loving Plan (Primary schools)
|Understanding Relationships and Moral Education in the Catholic school||Download|
|Printable Parents' Equality and Inclusion Leaflet||Download|
|Adaptable Equality Policy for schools||Download|