The School recognises that it has the power to reduce disadvantage experienced by people in Bolton by making its services more responsive to different community and individual needs. The School values the diversity of the local population. We want our services, facilities and resources to be accessible and useful to every citizen regardless of gender, age, ethnic origin, religious belief, impairment, marital status, sexual orientation or any other individual characteristic which may unfairly affect a person's opportunities in life.
We also recognise that our ability to meet these diverse needs is improved by having a diverse workforce which generally reflects the local population and which has the skills and understanding to achieve the School’s objectives. We commit ourselves to valuing diversity in our workforce and to developing and training our school workforce to improve their ability to meet the School’s goals.
We will strive to become a School that:
- Accepts that everyone has a right to their distinctive and diverse identities.
- Has a workforce generally reflecting the population we serve.
- Understands how valuing diversity can improve our ability to deliver better services, and so reduce disadvantage.
- Provides teaching and learning that is responsive to the diverse needs of different individual pupils and the community.
- Provides all employees with the training and development they need to enable them to achieve the School’s goals.
- Provides a supportive, open environment where all employees have the opportunity to reach their highest potential.
The School believes that both our pupils and our employees have important parts to play in making this happen. We undertake to listen to our children/young people and to involve them in the development of teaching and learning which recognises and value their diversity.
If you want to find out more about how we value diversity, please view the valuing diversity policy here (it will open as a PDF).