Educate and Celebrate at Cleves Cross Primary School
The Equality Act 2010 has created the ‘Public Sector Equality Duty’, which states that every public body, including schools and academies, have legal duty to eliminate discrimination, advance equality of opportunity and foster good relations between people who share and do not share the following protected characteristics:
- religion or belief
- sexual orientation
- pregnancy & maternity
- gender identity
- marriage and civil partnership
Assisting schools and academies to comply with this legal duty, ‘Educate & Celebrate’ is a national initiative designed to prepare children and young people for life and to give them a good understanding of how Equality and Diversity is protected by the Equality Act 2010.
The approaches used in ‘Educate and Celebrate’ have been recognised by Ofsted as best practice for taking a whole school approach to teaching equality. We have embedded the ‘Educate and Celebrate’ programme into our curriculum. The programme provides positive relationships and understanding. It is based around a set of stories about different families, relationships and gender identities.
Article 2 _February 2019)
Article 2 (All children have these rights, no matter who they are, where they live, what their parents do,what language they speak, what their religion is,whether they are a boy or girl, what their culture is, whether they have a disability, whether they are rich or poor. No child should be treated unfairly on any basis.). We made a rainbow from our handprints, coloured rainbow flags and made posters. During the week each class looked at one aspect of the rights and on Friday we ended the week by celebrating our individuality with a rainbow procession around school in our rainbow colours and with our rainbow flags. Our Assembly presentation on the afternoon shared with parents the wide range of activities and learning that the children have enjoyed.