Equality


At Roding Primary School, we are committed to ensuring equality of education and opportunity for all pupils, staff, parents and carers receiving services from the school, irrespective of race, gender, sexuality, disability, faith or religion or socio-economic background. We aim to develop a culture of inclusion and diversity in which all those connected to the school feel proud of their identity and able to participate fully in school life.

The achievement of pupils will be monitored by race, gender and disability and we will use this data to support pupils, raise standards and ensure inclusive teaching. We will tackle discrimination by the positive promotion of equality, challenging bullying and stereotypes and creating an environment which champions respect for all. At Roding Primary, we believe that diversity is a strength, which should be respected and celebrated by all those who learn, teach and visit here.

Equalities work with different organisations

We want to prepare and teach our children about the diverse community within the United Kingdom. In order to do this, Roding Primary School are working with two excellent organisations to ensure that we are providing our children with the best resources and learning opportunities.

Race and Social Justice

Roding Primary School is committed to embracing and working towards the aims as set out in the Barking and Dagenham Race and Social Justice Charter.

Equaliteach

EqualiTeach is a nationwide equality and diversity organisation who work with different organisations and schools. Their work is centered on inspriring and empowering people to create equal, diverse and inclusive environments where everyone feels safe, valued and able to succeed. Roding Primary School have obtained the bronze equalities award. Part of our criteria to obtain this award was to ensure that our curriculum teachers about different genders, ethnicities, religions as well as people from the LGBTQ+ community.

Stonewall

Roding Primary School is delighted to have obtained the Stonewall School and College Champion Award.   Stonewall supports schools and colleges in delivering age-appropriate LGBTQ+ learning.  LGBTQ+ learning is a requirement by the Department for Education, something which we fully embrace at Roding Primary School as a means for children to understand the different identities of people as part of our inclusive curriculum.

We have had extremely positive feedback from our staff, parents and children with regards to our equality teaching, particularly with regards to the resources and training which we have received from Stonewall.

The Halo Code

Roding Primary School is proud to have adopted the Halo Code as part of our journey to celebrate diversity and respect inclusivity. The Halo Code, which is the UK’s first black hair code, states that we champion the rights of staff and students to embrace all afro-hairstyles.

We are proud to be amongst many other schools, colleges, universities and organisations that have pledged to join the code.

UK Feminista

Roding Primary School is very excited to be the first primary school in the United Kingdom to be working with UK Feminista.  UK Feminista is an organisation which works to end sexism in schools – including sexual harassment, sexist language and gender stereotypes.  Our collaboration will look at ways in which we can empower our staff and children throughout a series of learning opportunities and other engaging activities to bring about positive change.