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Equality and Diversity

Samuel Rhodes School is committed to equality and inclusion.   

We are committed to:  


  • Actively tackling discrimination and promoting equal opportunities and an antiracist environment for everyone involved with our school  
  • Encouraging, supporting and helping all pupils and staff to reach their potential  
  • Working with parents and guardians and with the wider community to tackle all discrimination and to follow and promote good practice  


We recognise the value of diverse environments and strive to promote a culture in which all pupils, staff and members of the school community are welcomed and supported to fulfil their potential, irrespective of their background or personal characteristics.   

We are committed to an ethos and culture of inclusion for all pupils, irrespective of race, religion/belief, political views, disability, SEN status, gender, gender identity (e.g. transgender) and/or sexual orientation (LGBTQ+). 


Samuel Rhodes School is an inclusive school where we focus on the well-being and progress of all our children and young people and where all members of our school community are of equal worth. 


We recognise, respect and value difference and understand that diversity is a strength that enriches our lives. We take account of differences and strive to remove any barriers to learning and development.  


We oppose all forms of unlawful and unfair discrimination and bullying and harassment.  As a school community, we recognise the need to champion equality and ensure inclusion for all pupils in the full life of our school; where appropriate making necessary adjustments to enable everyone’s participation. 


Samuel Rhodes School believes that education (both formal and informal learning) is fundamental to equality of opportunity. It prepares young people for life and is a powerful influence on access to and advancement in employment. All young people should be able to learn and develop fully in a truly diverse and inclusive environment.