The overall objective of Meadowhead School's Equality, Diversity and Cohesion Policy is to provide a framework for the Academy to pursue its equality duties in order to eliminate unlawful discrimination and harassment; promote equality of opportunity; and promote good relations and positive attitudes between people of diverse backgrounds in all its activities.
Through our Policy (full version is downloadable at the foot of this page), we seek to ensure that no member of the Meadowhead community or any other person through their contact with the Academy receives less favourable treatment on any grounds which cannot be shown to be justified. This covers race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, gender, marital status, responsibility for children or other dependants, disability, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, age, trade union or political activities, socio-economic background, where the person lives or spent convictions.
We match our clear focus on academic excellence with an equally strong commitment to personal individual needs and social development. We intend for all of our students to become responsible and active citizens, community and family members and individuals who are tolerant and respectful of others.
Every individual has potential and is, therefore, capable of achievement. It is the school's task to present the fullest range of opportunities so that each individual may discover just where their talents lie and our school aims to open those opportunities to all and makes no assumptions based on gender, nationality, race, ability, sexual orientation, disability or creed. Our new purpose-built school has been designed for full access to disabled persons.
Anti-racism Policy Statement
Meadowhead School believes that every individual, irrespective of their colour, culture, ethnic origin, nationality or religion has a unique and valuable contribution to make to our school community. Our aim is to enable all students from 11 to 19 to reach their full potential within a supportive learning environment.
- This school opposes racism and discrimination and works to combat such attitudes
- This school encourages all those involved with the school to have a positive self-image and to treat others with fairness and respect
- This school will actively promote these principles through the way our school is staffed, the lessons and subjects we teach, the learning support we provide, our relationships with parents, employers, community groups and through all other activities
- This school will fully support any member of our community who experiences racism