Equality and Diversity at Woodside High School
Woodside High School demonstrates a clear commitment to the promotion of diversity and equality as highlighted in its Development Plan, Community Cohesion Policy and other policies and related documents.
Woodside High School aims to create a fair and just school community that promotes social inclusion, community cohesion and equality that respects diversity and which challenges and acts upon all forms of discrimination and inequality, including bullying.
Woodside High School works actively to celebrate difference and challenge racism, sexism, homophobia and all other forms of prejudice.
The school takes positive action to promote racial harmony and to promote positive attitudes towards life in a multicultural and multi-ethnic and multi-faith school, through assemblies, the curriculum and special projects throughout the year.
There is a continuous focus to ensure that all students have equal opportunities to achieve to the best of their ability regardless of their gender, ethnic or racial background, religion, ability or sexuality.
We actively promote the British Values of tolerance, fairness, respect for other faiths, and the rule of law and democracy. Our Woodside High School Shared Values underpin our whole school behaviour and rewards system.
Woodside High School’s commitment to recognising and celebrating diversity has been celebrated with the award of a Gold Cultural Diversity Quality Standard (CDQS) by the Specialist School and Academies Trust.
Woodside High School is also proud to hold the Gold Stonewall School Champion Status demonstrating our commitment to challenging homophobia and transphobia.
The school has also been awarded the International Schools Awards (ISA) for its work in embracing the curriculum from different countries. We are also a member of the Global Learning Programme (GLP) and the Oxfam World Shapers Programme.
Please take a look at Woodside's Shared Values.
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