At Carlton, we have ongoing commitment towards maintaining and developing an environment that ensures every individual has an equal opportunity. We believe that everyone should have the same opportunities regardless of gender, race, culture, beliefs or disabilities. We understand that historically, certain groups of people with particular characteristics have experienced harmful discrimination and that this has been a result of a lack of understanding of diverse cultures, lifestyles, beliefs and differences. Therefore it is paramount that we educate our children about identities, diversity, equality and human rights that will help them to learn respect, be celebratory of differences and help put a stop to prejudice and discrimination.
Therefore at Carlton we do have an inclusive curriculum that we offer and this curriculum links directly with SMSC, RE, RSHE, British Values, Philosophy for Children and our commitment to the equality duty objectives which are as followed:
Public sector equality duty
- A public authority must, in the exercise of its functions, have due regard to the need to—
- (a)eliminate discrimination, harassment, victimisation and any other conduct that is prohibited by or under this Act;
- (b)advance equality of opportunity between persons who share a relevant protected characteristic and persons who do not share it;
- (c)foster good relations between persons who share a relevant protected characteristic and persons who do not share it.
At Carlton we are aware of the requirements of the Equality Act 2010 and understand that it is unlawful to discriminate and treat some people less fairly and to put them at a disadvantage.
At Carlton we make sure we follow the FREDIE system, which stands for:
F- Fairness, this is the quality of being reasonable, right and just.
R- Respect, is having due regard for feelings, wishes and the rights of others.
E- Equality, Where every person has equal rights and every person has a fair chance.
D- Diversity, We are all different so diversity includes us all. The concept of diversity encompasses acceptance and respect. It means understanding that each individual is unique and recognising everyone’s individual differences.
I- Inclusion, Where every person feels respected, valued and they fit in with our Carlton community.
E- Engagement, is based on trust and integrity.
British Values Statement
The Department for Education states :
“there is a need to create and enforce a clear and rigorous expectation on all schools to promote the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs”.
The Department for Education defines British Values as follows:
- Respect for democracy and support or participation in the democratic process
- Respect for the basis on which the law is made and applies in England
- Support for equality of opportunity for all
- Support and respect for the liberties of all within the law
- Respect for and tolerance of different faiths and religious and other beliefs
We ensure that the fundamental British Values are introduced, discussed and lived out through the ethos and work of the school. All curriculum areas provide a vehicle for furthering understanding of these concepts and, in particular, RE, PSHE and Assemblies provide opportunities to deepen and develop understanding. We encourage our children to be creative, unique, open-minded and independent individuals, respectful of themselves and of others in our school, our local community and the wider world. We aim to nurture our children on their journey through life so they can grow into safe, caring, democratic, responsible and tolerant adults who make a positive difference to British Society and to the world.
You can see our British Values Statement Here: