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:
(1)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.
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.
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:
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:British-Value-Statement-converted
Carlton Junior and Infant School
Upper Road, Dewsbury,
West Yorkshire, WF13 2DQ
Tel: 01924 325265
If you have any queries or require further information please contact school by email, telephone or letter and the office staff (Mrs O'Brien or Mrs Hussain) will be more than happy to help in any way they can.
Headteacher: Ms Mahmood
Chair of Governors: Mr A Afzal
SENCO: Miss E Hewitt