Equality & Diversity
Merstham Park School is committed to ensuring equality of opportunity for every person in the school community regardless of sex (including gender reassignment) disability, age, sexual orientation, religion or belief and race. The school acknowledges the value of being a multicultural and multilingual school. Every attempt will be made to ensure that equal opportunities are reflected in all aspects of school life. Prejudice and discrimination in any form will be tackled and students, parents and staff must report any incident where they believe these are being exhibited. Students and parents must report any incident to the or Head of Personalisation, and staff to their line manager or member of the school leadership team, if appropriate.
Merstham Park School is committed to providing:
- a place where all can learn, achieve, enjoy and succeed
- an environment which stimulates and motivates students
- an education that realises the full potential of every individual student
- an atmosphere in which everyone flourishes, achieves and feels valued
- a safe, caring and well-disciplined school.
Within a friendly, caring and stimulating community, Merstham Park will endeavour to educate and prepare its students from diverse backgrounds, cultures, faiths and communities for citizenship in a multiracial and multicultural society.
The values of Merstham Park are grounded on inclusion, collaboration and compassion for:
- independence, whilst respectful of others
- supporting each other to achieve our best
- high expectations of our learning community
- respecting our unique characteristics and embracing equality for all
- the community and the environment
A full list of the school's aims can be found in the school prospectus and staff handbook, but those related to equal opportunities are given below:
- to promote equal opportunities for all
- to enable every student to develop his or her aesthetic, cultural, social and physical talents
- to help students consider carefully key moral, religious and spiritual aspects of life
- to help students become considerate and responsible citizens able to make well-informed choices about their future
- to respect the variety and diversity of the backgrounds, cultures and faiths represented in the school community while at the same time valuing the common culture and heritage of which all are part.