Equality & Diversity
The Birchwood Federation is fully committed to valuing diversity. To this end, we value equally all members of the school community regardless of race, ethnic origins, gender, class, sexuality, language and dialects, culture, religion or personal ability.
We know that racism, sexism, homophobia and other forms of discrimination exist in our society, and we believe that we have an important role to play in combating discrimination and promoting justice, fairness and equality in our society. The school is opposed specifically to all forms of racism and xenophobia, including those forms that are directed towards religious groups and communities.
We have high expectations of all staff, parents and children at all three schools within the Federation. We believe that the school can make an important contribution to promoting equality in society by creating a calm, happy and safe environment where emphasises are on high aspirations and achievement for all. We expect all adults, including staff, governors, parents, visitors and the children to support our policy of achieving equal opportunities for all and valuing diversity. We will not tolerate any deviation from this policy whether deliberate or inadvertent.
As a school, we are fully compliant with complying with the public sector equality duty, updated annually.
(Equality Act 2010 and the Equality Act 2010 (Specific Duties) Regulations 2017).