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Valley Primary School

‘Growing and learning together to be the best we can be’

Equal Opportunities

Equal Opportunities and Diversity                                                                                                               

Valley Primary School is fully inclusive and values all children for their unique personality. Our school focuses on the well-being and progress of every child and we are committed to ensuring all members of our community are of equal worth.


We believe that the 2010 Equality Act provides a framework to support our commitment to valuing diversity, tackling discrimination, promoting equality and fostering good relationships between people. The Public Sector Equality Duty was created under the Equality Act 2010. As part of the Equality Duty, we aim to:

  • Reduce prejudice and increase understanding of equality through direct teaching across the curriculum
  • Promote cultural development and understanding through a rich range of experience, both in and beyond the school
  • Promote and achieve equal opportunities for all children, parents, staff, governors, visitors and applicants to work at our school
  • Create a working environment in which all individuals are able to make best use of their skills, free from discrimination or harassment, and in which all decisions are based on merit
  • Tackle issues of disadvantage and underachievement of different groups.


Furthermore, in line with the Equality duty, as an employer we will not discriminate on any of the following:

  • Age
  • Disability
  • Gender re-assignment
  • Race
  • Religion and belief
  • Sex
  • Sexual orientation
  • Marriage and civil partnership


Nor as a school or employer will we accept any of the following:

  • Direct discrimination
  • Indirect discrimination
  • Associative discrimination
  • Harassment
  • Harassment by a third party
  • Victimisation


We recognise this reflects our duty to ensure that international human rights standards as expressed in the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, the UN Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities and the Human Rights Act 1998 are fully met. 


Our Staff lead by example and ensure that those they manage adhere to all school policies and our commitment with regard to equal opportunities and diversity. Our SMSC curriculum incorporates a range of different activities which teach the children about differences and the importance of equality. We embrace opportunities to teach about different religions and cultures and to celebrate diversity. We actively condemn all acts of violence and radicalisation.


Our school is a fully inclusive, happy community where our school vision, ethos and values permeate all that we do. Please take a look at our policies section to find further detail about our commitment to equal opportunities for all.