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Equality at DVIS

“Central to Christian theology is the truth that every single one of us is made in the image of God. Every one of us is loved unconditionally by God”

The Most Revd and Rt Hon Justin Welby Archbishop of Canterbury

At DVIS we are committed to equality both in and out of school. We want to ensure we model our school values of love and kindness in the way we think, talk and act. As a Church of England School we take equality seriously and aim to provide a place where all know their intrinsic value, whether they are a pupil, parent, team member or visitor.

“Church of England schools offer a community where everyone is a person known and loved by God, supported to know their intrinsic value.”

The Most Revd and Rt Hon Justin Welby Archbishop of Canterbury

We aim to ensure no one experiences harassment or discrimination because of their age, any disability they may have, their ethnicity, colour or national origin, their gender, their gender identity or reassignment, their marital or civil partnership status, being pregnant or having recently had a baby, their religion or beliefs, their sexual identity and orientation.

We are committed to:

  • following our Christian vision for ALL children to flourish with God in life, learning and love.

  • ensuring we meet our obligations under the Equalities legislation.
  • delivering equality of education and opportunity for all pupils and eliminate discrimination for all, whether pupils, staff, parents, carers or others engaging with the school.
  • developing a culture of inclusion and diversity in which all those connected to the school feel proud of their identity and able to participate fully in school life.

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