• ‘The supportive culture of the school means that many pupils help each other alongside the support that they receive from their teacher.’ Ofsted 2018
  • ‘The strong team ethos means that everyone helps each other.’ Ofsted 2018
  • ‘The inclusive culture of the school means that more pupils with SEN and/or disabilities are choosing to join the school.’ Ofsted 2018
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Equality and Diversity

As a school we embrace diversity and are strongly committed to the promotion of diversity and equality for staff, students and visitors to the school. Full details of our Equality and Diversity Scheme can be found in our School Policies section.

Congleton High strives to be inclusive and is committed to building a caring community by ensuring equality of education and opportunity for all of its members, irrespective of race, gender, disability, religion or faith or socio-economic status. We recognise that we are part of an increasingly diverse society and believe it is important to actively promote equality and diversity so that our young people understand and celebrate the richness that accrues from living and working with people from a wide range of cultural and ethnic backgrounds. This will help to prepare them for adult life in a multicultural, multilingual Europe that is interdependent with the rest of the world.

In promoting equality and diversity, we wish to eliminate harassment, direct or indirect discrimination and bullying or victimisation for any reason, but particularly of sex, race, disability, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, religion or belief. These values have been both accepted and adopted by our students, many of whom themselves seek to raise awareness and understanding of the issues surrounding inequality or intolerance.

In October 2018, two of our amazing Year 11 students, Kayla and Evie-May, researched and wrote an Anti Racism assembly for younger students, which they was presented to all Year 7, 8 and 9 forms. The assembly was the girls' own idea and they approached school to ask if they could do something. It is wonderful that our students have engaged with this and are taking an active role in continuing our work. You can download this presentation on the right.

Please also see the International Partnerships Update document, which can be viewed and downloaded on the right and details our ongoing programme of activity to encourage tolerance and understanding of other cultures.

Our Equality policy details the following targets:

1.         To further improve provision for disabled students by:

  • improving facilities for visually impaired students and staff
  • recognising and representing the talents of disabled students

2.         To promote the importance of equality and diversity across the school and local community.

If you would like more information or have any comments or feedback on any aspect of equality and diversity, please contact Mr Hermitt.

 

 

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