We are a welcoming school where tolerance, honesty, co-operation and mutual respect for others are modelled and encouraged. We are inclusive and celebrate diversity. We are committed to the development of the whole person within a supportive, secure and creative environment. A broad, balanced and appropriate curriculum provides equal opportunity for all pupils to maximise their potential regardless of age, sex, sexual orientation, race, colour, religion or disability. We promote positive relationships with parents, governors and members of the wider community.
At Mulberry School for Girls we promote equality, tackle any form of discrimination (including from unconscious bias) and actively promote harmonious relations in all areas of school life. Pupils, staff and parents can feel confident that any incidents will be dealt with appropriately. We seek to remove any barriers to access, participation, progression, attainment and achievement. We take seriously our contribution towards community cohesion.
To achieve the ethos and aims set out above, the school has adopted Mulberry Schools Trust’s Equalities principles:
- All pupils, staff and members of the school community are of equal value; we are proud of and celebrate our diversity.
- Inclusive practice, care and sensitivity are intrinsic to all our interactions.
- We foster and promote positive attitudes and relationships and a shared sense of cohesion and community.
- We recognise and respect difference and challenge prejudice and discrimination.
- We uphold high expectations of behaviour which demonstrates respect towards all, inside and outside our community.
- We use all available information to set suitable learning and professional challenges for all, respond to diverse needs and overcome potential barriers to learning and progression.
- We collect and analyse data to ensure all groups of pupils and staff are progressing well and no group is subject to disadvantage through inequality.
- We recognise there is always more to learn and plan wider engagement and training to increase our understanding of equality and diversity.
- We are consultative in our practices, appropriately involving and engaging members of the Trust community in the development, review and evaluation of improvement plans, policies and procedures and when change is proposed.
- We publish and share our policies and impact assessments with the whole community.
- We ensure we comply with equality legislation.
To read the school’s Equality Policy, please visit the Policy Documents page here.