Equality Information and Objectives

Meridian values all children, staff, parents and members of our community regardless of Gender, Gender Reassignment, Marriage or Civil Partnership, Pregnancy or Maternity, Race (including Ethnic or National Origin, Nationality), Disability, Sexual Orientation, Age, or Religion or Belief. (Protected Characteristics taken from Equality Act 2010.)

Equality is fundamental to the ethos of Meridian Primary School. We are an inclusive learning community which values individuality and celebrates differences. Our children come from richly diverse backgrounds, including different socio-economic backgrounds, family structures, ethnic groups and religions and they speak over 30 languages. Our intake is complemented by a designated special provision (DSP) for deaf children and we have a higher proportion of children with special education needs and disabilities (SEND) than is the case nationally. Within this diverse learning community, we have high aspirations for each and every child and are determined to deliver the highest possible outcomes for all. We believe that positive relationships and a caring ethos are the basis for great learning and this vision is articulated though our 5 core values which underpin every day school life and our decision making.

Please see the attached document which identifies how we aim to meet our obligations under the public sector equality duty by having due regard to the need to:

- Eliminate discrimination and other conduct that is prohibited by the Equality Act 2010;
- Advance equality of opportunity between people who share a protected characteristic and people who do not share it;
- Foster good relations across all characteristics – between people who share a protected characteristic and people who do not share it.