Equality of Opportunity
Equal opportunity at Melland High School recognises and celebrates our similarities and our diversity as individuals and groups. We recognise that all individuals have an intrinsic right to be nurtured in such a way as they are able to reach their full potential. Equal opportunity accepts that while we all have something of value to contribute, we do not all start at the same point. Melland High School works hard to differentiate and maximise personal achievement.
At Melland High School:
We ensure that students understand that this doesn’t mean everybody in the classroom is treated the same. Occasionally, it means that students require extra help or individual support so that they are provided with the same opportunities and outcomes as others.
All differences are taken into account as we work hard to eliminate the disadvantages and barriers with which some students are faced. These differences may relate to ethnicity, gender, faith, disability, or sexual orientation. We believe that diversity is a strength, and it should be celebrated and respected by all the school’s students, teachers, and visitors.
Students, staff, and visitors benefit from actively promoting mutual respect and positive attitudes between communities and groups that differ from one another.
All members of oour school community are encouraged to share a sense of belonging in both the school and the wider community. This helps everyone to feel respected and to respect one another.
We believe that all pupils can achieve good progress and attain their highest potential.
In our school, all incidences of prejudice-based bullying are reported and challenged. This includes racism, homophobia, or the bullying of somebody due to a disability. We also actively challenge gender-based and any other stereotypes.