SMSC and Protected Characteristics

Wrockwardine Wood Infant School & Oakengates Nursery Federation is an inclusive federation where we have a sharp focus on the well-being and achievement of every child. We believe all members of our community are of equal worth.

We believe that the Equality act provides a framework to support our commitment to valuing diversity, tackling discrimination, promoting equality and fostering good relationships between people. It also ensures that we continue to tackle issues of disadvantage and underachievement of different groups.

We plan an inclusive curriculum and through teaching we provide children with many opportunities to experience and recognise diversity. We do this through assemblies, stories, art, music, educational visits to name just a few. Children learn the value of a diverse and rich cultural society. 

Please click on the link to view our Equality Statement 2022-2025

We understand the principal of the Equality act and the work needed to ensure that those with protected characteristics are not discriminated against and are given equality of opportunity.

A protected characteristic under the act covers the groups listed below:

  • age 

  • disability

  • race

  • sex (including issues of transgender)

  • gender reassignment

  • maternity and pregnancy

  • religion and belief,

  • sexual orientation

  • marriage and Civil Partnership (for employees)

Addressing Prejudice Related Incidents

This school is opposed to all forms of prejudice and we recognise that children and young people who experience any form of prejudice related discrimination may fair less well in the education system. We provide both our pupils and staff with an awareness of the impact of prejudice in order to prevent any incidents.  If incidents still occur we address them immediately and report them to the Local Authority using their guidance material. 

We then provide support for the victim and education for the 

 Please click on the link to read our Equality Policy in full

Further Information for parents

  • The school collects information on race, disability and gender with regards to both children and staff, e.g. pupil achievement, attendance, exclusions and staff training

  • Open evenings and other events which parents, carers and the community attend are held in an accessible part of the school and issues such as language barriers are considered.

  • The accessibility needs of parents, children and staff are considered in the publishing and sending out of information.

  • We ensure that the whole school community knows about the policy, objectives and data through the school newsletter, assemblies, staff meetings and other communications.

  • We publish on the school’s website copies of relevant policies and guidance, including those on behaviour, anti-bullying, special educational needs, child protection and data protection.