St Joseph's Catholic Primary School

Together we grow in God's love, learning to be the best we can be.


Equality Duty

The Equality Act 2010 was passed by Parliament to promote equality.  It applies to all organisations, including schools.  As a result our school needs to ensure it is treating all pupils, staff, parents, governors, volunteers and visitors without discrimination in respect of factors specified by the Act.  These are:

  • Age
  • Disability
  • Ethnicity and race
  • Gender
  • Gender identity and reassignment
  • Marriage and civil partnership
  • Pregnancy, maternity and breast-feeding
  • Sexual orientation


What St. Joseph’s School has to do?

Our responsibility is to ensure that everyone who attends, works in or visits our school is treated equally.

We need to plan the strategies and policies required by the Equalities Act for the benefit of the whole school community. 

Objective 1: we will achieve this by promoting the United Nation Convention on the Rights of the Child through the planned curriculum, assemblies, our relationships with all and in the daily life of the school. (2022– 2024)

In 1989, governments across the world promised all children the same rights by adopting the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. The convention says what communities must do so that all children:

• grow as healthy as possible;

• can learn at school;

• are protected;

• have their views listened to; and

• are treated fairly.

These are the rights of the children at St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School and are the basis for all that we are committed to achieve for our children.

Objective 2: We will review our Relationships and Sex Education and our PSHE policies and ensure that it meets both Government requirement and the ethos of the School whilst it remains inclusive to the needs of the diversity families that make up our school. (2022 –2024)

Objective 3: In reviewing new reading materials, we will ensure that the texts that we choose are reflective of a diverse society and, in particular, of our own community. (2021– 2025)

Objective 4: In reviewing the breadth of our curriculum, we will ensure that there are ample opportunities to expose children to historical and scientific perspectives from a range of cultures, ethnic backgrounds, from both male and female perspectives, including individuals with disabilities (remembering that some disabilities are less visible.) (2021 –2025)