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Cheadle Catholic Infant School Equality Statement


The Equality Act 2010 put in place a number of duties for public bodies, including schools, to ensure that they have due regard to certain 'protected' groups. All public bodies and schools must have due regard to:


1. Eliminate unlawful discrimination, harassment and victimisation.

2.Advance equality of opportunity between people who share a protected characteristic and those who do not.

3.Foster good relations between people who share a protected characteristic and those who do not.


Nine Protected Characteristics.



Religion or Belief



Sexual Orientation

Gender reassignment

Pregnancy & maternity

Age (Applicable to staff only)

Marriage & civil partnerships  (applicable to staff only)


The legal and local framework for this policy is:


  • Race Relations Act 1976 (as amended in 2000)
  • Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (as amended in 2005)
  •  Children Act 2004
  • Equality Act 2006
  •  Education and Inspections Act 2006
  • Duty to Promote Community Cohesion, Education and Inspections Act 2006
  • Stockport Diversity and Equality Policy and Comprehensive Equality Scheme
  • Equality Act 2010


Our school ethos states:

Cheadle Catholic Infant School is a welcoming school where everyone is valued highly and where tolerance, honesty, co-operation and mutual respect for others are fostered. 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 disability, gender re-assignment, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, gender or sexual orientation. We endeavour to promote positive relationships with parents, governors and members of the wider community.


At Cheadle Catholic Infant School we aim to develop a culture of inclusion and diversity in which all those connected to our school feel proud of their identity and able to participate fully in school life. The achievement of all children will be monitored and we will use data to support children, raise standards and ensure inclusive teaching and learning. We will tackle discrimination by the positive promotion of equality, challenging bullying and stereotypes and creating an environment which celebrates respect for all.


At Cheadle Catholic Infant School, diversity is seen as a strength which should be valued by all those who learn, teach and visit here.



Equality & Diversity Policy 2020

Equality Objectives 2020-21