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Equality Statement

The Governors and Staff of White Ash school ensure that equality of opportunity is available to all members of the school community.


For our school this means, not simply treating everybody the same but, understanding and tackling the different barriers which could lead to unequal outcomes for different groups of pupils in school, celebrating and valuing the equal opportunity achievements and strengths of all members of the school community.

Equality Policy

Rolling Program

Equality Objectives 2022-2023


1. To embed equality objectives throughout the school day.


2. To plan and deliver half-termly assemblies for all children & staff linked to the equality badges.


3. To provide staff training for Race, Sex, Sexual Orientation and Gender Reassignment, Religion & Belief, Socio-economic and Disability.


Equality Badge Leaders

  • Equality Lead - Catherine T
  • Race (RA) – Lisa B
  • Religion and Belief (RE) – Catherine T
  • Sexual orientation and gender reassignment  (SO)– Jacqui P
  • Socioeconomic (SE) – Catherine T
  • Sex (S) – Danielle J
  • Disability (D) - Jude R and Angela F


Equality Governor - Amanda O

Equality Committee - Bridget, Jill, Annalise


Equality Act 2010:

The Equality Act 2010 legally protects people from discrimination in the workplace and in wider society.

It replaced previous anti-discrimination laws with a single Act, making the law easier to understand and strengthening protection in some situations. It sets out the different ways in which it’s unlawful to treat someone.



Protected Characteristics:

The Equality Act 2010 has brought together all the current discrimination laws into one and sets out the “protected characteristics” that qualify for protection from discrimination as:

  • age (relevant in considering our duties as an employer, but not in relation to pupils)
  • disability
  • gender reassignment
  • pregnancy and maternity
  • race
  • religion or belief
  • socio-economic background
  • sex; and
  • sexual orientation

Equality Blog

Pride Month - June 2023 (Sex & Sexual Orientation)

Special Olympics Event 2023 (Motor Activity Training Programme) - Disability

Kings Coronation - 7th May 2023

Special Olympics Day 2022 (Motor Activity Training Programme) - Disability

Sensory Orienteering Day 2022 - Disability

Paralympian visit 2022 - Disability

Rainbow Day 2022 - Sex, Sexual Orientation, Disability, Race, Religion & Socio-economic

Friendship Week 2021 - Socio-economic

Friendship week 2020 - Socio-economic