Equality and Diversity

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Please find our policy at the bottom of the page.

In accordance with the Equality Act 2010, Shenstone School aims to ensure that no one experiences less favourable treatment, harassment, victimisation or discrimination.

There are nine protected characteristics that the Act protects us from.

They are:

  1. Age
  2. Disability
  3. Gender reassignment
  4. Race
  5. Religion or belief
  6. Marriage or civil partnership
  7. Sex
  8. Sexual orientation
  9. Pregnancy and maternity

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  • We do our best to ensure that everyone is treated fairly and with respect.
  • We make sure the school is a safe, secure and stimulating place for everyone to feel happy and reach their full potential.
  • We recognise that people have different needs, and we understand that treating people equally does not always involve treating them all exactly the same.
  • We recognise that for some pupils extra support is needed to help them to achieve and be successful.
  • We do our best to make sure that people from different groups are consulted and involved in our decisions, for example through talking with pupils, parents and carers, and through our School Council.

The nine protected characteristics are promoted through our…

School values

Behaviour policy

Equality Policy

School development plan


Role modelling by adults

The resources used in the curriculum

Our engagement with parents

Pupil voice

School council

British values embedded throughout the curriculum, days of observance and British celebrations

Our engagement with outside agencies

The children’s personalised communication systems

Religious Education (RE)

Relationship and Heath Education (RHE)

Personal, Social and Emotional Development (PSED)

Sporting, Art and Cultural events

Educational Visits

Visits out into the local community


Embedding the nine characteristics promotes:

Self-esteem and self confidence

Valuing our differences

Respect for other cultures

An acceptance of other people’s beliefs and opinions

An understanding of the importance of identifying and combating discrimination


Celebrating Diversity 

The children of Shenstone school have worked with parents and a local artist Steffi Berghmans to create artwork from all around the world. This culminated in an amazing parade of the children dressed in their cultural costumes or an outfit of their choice to celebrate their differences and uniqueness! The pupils also waved a flag from their county.

The school worked with the non-profit organisation; A New Direction. It was A New Direction who gave us funding to help buy the art resources we needed to create the art exhibition which followed the parade. 

Lynne Brackly says ‘The I Am Festival celebrates the creativity of deaf, disabled and neurodivergent young people and the fantastic work our network schools do in and beyond the classroom. Shenstone School’s I Am Me Parade and beautifully curated art galleries gave us an amazing whole- school response to our theme of activism. This was diversity and inclusion in action.’

Parents commented that, "It was nice to have such an inclusive place for my child to be who she is"

"Seeing all the different cultures, dresses, bright colours. The children all enjoyed it and loved being dressed up."

"I enjoyed seeing how happy the children were wearing their traditional dress and seeing their parents too."




Click here for more information on the 9 characteristics in primary Schools from the School Alliance UK https://safeschoolsallianceuk.net/

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