Definition of Equal Opportunities in School
We need an Equal Opportunities Policy because inequalities exist in our society. This can make the achievement of some people's full potential considerably more difficult to attain than others. Equal opportunities, in a school situation, means ensuring that every individual has equal access to an education or to career development in education.
Equality means having the same rights and status as everybody else. The law gives us guidance and provides positive duties for schools to promote equality. This policy outlines how our school ensures that equality is being promoted, outlines what provision is available and what action is to be taken. It is the responsibility of the whole school community to abide by our policy.
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