Equal Opportunities and Inclusion Policy

Cambridge Steiner School (the School) is an educationally inclusive school where the teaching and learning, achievements, attitudes and the well being of every pupil matter. It is fundamental to Steiner Waldorf education that each child is valued equally and accepted as a unique being with her or his distinctive qualities and aptitudes. This view is embedded within the Steiner Waldorf Schools’ Fellowship Code of Practice, to which all member institutions subscribe.

This policy responds to the Equality Act 2010, the Public Sector Equality Duty 2011 and all other relevant legislation.
We have regard for the revised Special Educational Needs and Disability Code of Practice (2014)
and ensure that we comply with associated duties in the:
 Early Years Foundation Stage (DfE 2014)
 Working Together to Safeguard Children (DfE 2015).
The aim of this policy is to ensure that all individuals have an equal opportunity to participate fully in school life and to be free of discrimination, harassment and bullying whilst doing so. Through this policy, we prioritise removing barriers to both participation and opportunities,
whilst celebrating and promoting the diversity of the school community.

Further reading : Equal Opportunity and Inclusion Policy