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Equality, Diversity, Inclusion and belonging at LGGS

LGGS Equality Statement At LGGS we celebrate diversity and strive for inclusion and equality for everyone.
We want to provide a safe environment where each person can report concerns and know that they are listened to and acted on.
We want to encourage learning about different backgrounds, beliefs and cultures to promote understanding and tolerance.

We were recently inspected by Lancashire Equality Mark and we have been awarded the Race Equality Mark Badge.
You can read some of the feedback we received below. 
- Year 13 Equality Group 2021

 

Lancashire Race Equality Badge

Thank you for inviting us to have a look at the fantastic work that is going on in your school. During the accreditation visit we were impressed with the way the whole school promotes equality. We have therefore decided to award your school the Race badge.  
I could see that promoting race equality is embedded in school and your curriculum.  Your work on reviewing equalities has been student-led and it is wonderful to see that the students felt empowered and comfortable enough to start this process off. It is equally commendable that staff listened and engaged fully with students on this. For example, students opened conversations with subject leaders, challenging them to review their curriculums and reflect on the representation of different groups. Talking to the Year 9 students about books like "The Hate You Give "allowed me to see the impact these curriculum reviews have had.
Furthermore, it was really clear that staff had taken many varied opportunities to listen to the student voice through multiple avenues (for example, an equality post-box, an equality questionnaire and student groups for each area of equality) and that this is an ongoing conversation. These conversations further impacted on school policies, such as a review of the code for hair in school and advice for teachers on the importance of correct pronunciation of names or how to handle hate speech slurs in texts in class.  

To further embed race equality across whole school we would like to recommend the following actions: 

  • Consider raising awareness of the Gypsy Roma Traveller ethnic group as a group that may be present in school or the local community 
  • Formalise a calendar or cultural, religious and awareness-raising events (it may be a 2 or 3 year cycle allows a broader coverage) 
  • Continue to show the highly commendable quality of listening to your students and valuing their views and challenging your already very high expectations of all groups (for example, analysing your Oxbridge applicant data by ethnicity) 

R. Sardis, Assessor 

Lancashire Equality Mark

Equality Objectives

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