At Burlington Infant and Nursery School, we are committed to ensuring equality of education and opportunity for all children, staff and all those receiving services from the school. We believe that diversity is a strength of our community, which should be respected and celebrated by all those who learn, teach and visit here. We aim to develop a culture of inclusion and diversity in which people feel free whether or not to disclose their gender, age, race, ethnicity, religion or belief, disability, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, pregnancy or maternity, political belief, economic circumstance or immigration status, and to participate fully in school life. The Equality Act 2010 protects people from discrimination on the basis of these ‘protected characteristics’. Every person has some of the characteristics so the Act protects everyone against unfair treatment.

Equality Policy


Equality Objectives 2019-20

  • To ensure that we provide a safe and happy environment where all people involved feel enabled to enjoy the setting free from any behaviour that injures, discriminates and offends, and reach their full potential in an atmosphere where they feel safe, respected and valued. 
  • To ensure that all behaviour that injures, discriminates, and offends is dealt with through consistent strategies and discussion with all the people involved.  
  • To ensure that we promote equality of opportunity and promote good relations between people of different groups through working towards a society in which there is a common vision and sense of belonging by all communities.
  • We are opposed to discriminatory attitudes and practices and less favourable treatment of any person with regard to differences as described in this policy.
  • Although we believe all people are of equal worth, we must respect and value their differences. We recognise that equality does not necessarily mean the same for all.
  • We are fully committed to the active promotion of equal opportunities and race equality in our employment practices, in our work in the school and in the provision of all our services.