Equality & Diversity
'Equality is about ensuring everybody has an equal opportunity, and is not treated
differently or discriminated against because of their characteristics'
'Diversity is about taking account of the differences between people and groups of
people, and placing a positive value on those differences'
At Blue Coat, we are committed to ensuring equality of opportunity for all pupils,
staff, parents and carers irrespective of race, gender, disability, religion & belief,
sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy & maternity, age or socio-economic
background. We aim to develop a culture of inclusion and diversity in which all those
connected to the school feel proud of their identity and ability to participate fully in
We tackle discrimination through the positive promotion of equality, by challenging
bullying and stereotypes and by creating a safe, caring and positive environment for
We believe that diversity is a strength which should be respected and celebrated by
all those who learn, teach and visit us.
Equality in Admissions and Exclusions
Equality in Teaching and learning
We provide all our pupils with the opportunity to succeed and to reach their own level
of personal achievement. We do this by: