At Morpeth All Saints CE Aided First School we welcome our duties under the Equality Act 2010 to eliminate discrimination, advance equality of opportunity and foster good relations in relation to age (as appropriate) sex, disability ethnicity, gender identity, religion and belief and sexual orientation.
We welcome our duty under the Education and Inspections Act 2006 to promote community cohesion and more recent directives to teach about character and values through SMSCD in the curriculum.
We recognise these duties are essential and that they reflect international human rights standards as expressed in the UN Convention on the Human Rights Act and Rights of the child and the UN Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities and the Human Rights Act 1998.
Equality and diversity, or multiculturalism, is the idea of promoting and accepting the differences between people. More specifically, equality is about ensuring individuals are treated fairly and equally.
Radicalisation and Extremism
Morpeth All Saints CE Aided First School believes and actively supports the view that all pupils should be protected from radicalisation and extremism. Our approach to this is in line with the Government’s CONTEST strategy (the counter terrorist strategy) and PREVENT (stopping people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism).
Radicalisation is the process by which people come to support terrorism and extremism, and in some, cases participate in terrorist groups. Extremism is the vocal or active opposition to the fundamental British values in bullet points above.
Our total commitment to safeguarding student welfare means we are vigilant to monitoring vulnerability to radicalisation including:-
Any concerns must be reported to the Designated Safeguarding Lead, Miss K. Halliday, who will make a referral using the Channel referral form.