Equalities Information & Objectives

Cold Harbour C of E Primary School demonstrates a strong culture of inclusion and through the vision, values and culture of the school, staff and governors are committed to promoting equality of opportunity across the school community and take seriously the requirements of the Public Sector Equality Duty as defined by legislation in 2010:  legislation.gov.uk/ukpga.

The Public Sector Equality Duty aims to:

  • Eliminate unlawful discrimination, harassment and victimisation and other conduct prohibited by the Act. By removing or minimising disadvantages suffered by people due to their protected characteristics.
  • Advance equality of opportunity between people who share a protected characteristic and those who do not. By taking steps to meet the needs of people from protected groups where these are different from the needs of other people
  • Foster good relations between people who share a protected characteristic and those who do not. By encouraging people from protected groups to participate in public life or in other activities where their participation is disproportionately low.

Cold Harbour CE Primary School Equality Objectives (Last Reviewed March 2023)

Objective 1: Diversity

Why we have chosen this objective: To promote community cohesion & diversity

To achieve this objective we plan to:

  • Ensure that all pupils have equality of opportunity to achieve according to their full capabilities,regardless of their faith, cultural or ethnic background or social economic background.
  • Understanding of diversity within societies and how the lives of others can enrich our own.
  • Knowledge of the nature of prejudice towards diversity and how it can be combatted.


Objective 2: Values and Attitudes

Why we have chosen this objective: Promoting positive attitudes towards life in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic and multi-faith society and celebrating diversity.

To achieve this objective we plan to:

  • Establish a close partnership with parents and the local community, with sensitivity and openness to the experiences, aspirations and perspectives of those of a minority background.


Objective 3: Knowledge and Understanding Social justice and equality

Why we have chosen this objective: Developing children’s understanding of the need to tackle injustice and inequality as a Global citizen.

To achieve this objective we plan to:

  • Provide opportunities for pupils to develop an interest in and concern about global issues; develop a realisation that individuals can act to improve situations and a desire to participate and take action.
  • Commitment to fairness and readiness to work for a more just world.
  • Knowledge about the world and its affairs; the links between countries, power relationships and different political systems.
  • An interest, understanding and concern of the complexities of global issues
  • Understanding of inequality and injustice within and between societies.
  • Knowledge of basic human needs and rights and of responsibilities as Global Citizens


Objective 4: Co-operative and conflict resolution

Why we have chosen this objective: Ability to share and work with others effectively to analyse conflicts objectively and to find resolutions acceptable to all sides.

To achieve this objective we plan to:

  • Support pupils in understanding of historical and present day conflicts and conflict mediation and prevention.
  • Commitment to fairness and readiness to work for a more just world
  • Ability to assess viewpoints and information in an open minded and critical way and to be able to change one’s opinion, challenge one’s own assumptions and make ethical judgment as a result.
  • Ability to challenge injustice and inequalities
  • Ability to recognise injustice and inequality in whatever forms it is met and to select appropriate action.
  • Ability to argue effectively
  • Ability to find out information and to present an informed persuasive argument.


Objective 5: Respect for people and things

Why we have chosen this objective: to take care of things – animate and inanimate and respond to the needs of others.

To achieve this objective we plan to:

  • Enable and support pupils to make choices and recognise the consequences of choices.
  • Empathy
  • Sensitivity to the feelings, needs and lives of others in the world.
  • A sense of common humanity and common needs and rights.
  • A capacity for compassion
  • Embracing cultural differences
  • Sense of identity and self esteem
  • A feeling of one’s own value and individuality