Equality Statement

Equality Statement

Bishop Milner Catholic College is a welcoming school where tolerance, honesty, co-operation and mutual respect for others are fostered. We believe that every student is made in the image of God and we are committed to the development of the whole person within a secure and creative environment which is supportive of the individual, regardless of their age, sex, race, colour, religion or disability. We aim to promote equality, tackle any form of discrimination and seek to remove any barriers to access, participation, progression, attainment and achievement. We take seriously our contribution towards community cohesion.

Equality Duty Objectives

Bishop Milner Catholic College has committed to the following objectives for the period 2020-2024:

  • To increase staffs’ understanding of protected characteristics through annual (minimum) training events.
  • To increase governors understanding of protected characteristics through annual (minimum) training events.
  • To increase pupils’ understanding of protected characteristics and equality and diversity issues through a broad and balanced curriculum and in particular through our PSHE/SMSVC and Well-being sessions.
  • To complete an annual audit evidencing how we cover equality and diversity issues in the college and use this to target areas for improvement.
  • To review the schools Accessibility and Equality policies annually.
  • Contribute to St John Bosco Catholic Multi-Academy Equality objectives.
  • To continue to monitor incidences of bullying, including different types of bullying, such as racial, homophobic, transphobic and biphobic and ensure whole college work in this area continues to be robust and effective.
  • To narrow gaps between different groups of students in relation to academic performance, exclusions and attendance.
  • To ensure the college’s student voice and peer mentoring groups are a diverse selection of pupils.
  • To develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world.
  • To encourage students within our Catholic community to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, are equal.