Holy Cross Catholic Primary School

'Living, Loving, Learning Together'


Holy Cross Catholic Primary School Accessibility Plan

                                          Equality Statement


At Holy Cross Catholic Primary School we welcome our duties under the Equality Act 2010, and in particular our duties in regard to the Public Sector Equality Duty-to eliminate discrimination, advance equality of opportunity and to foster good relations.


We are also fully committed to meeting our responsibilities in regards to- The Prevent Strategy, Promoting British Values, Child Sex Exploitation, Young Carers, and any other Government backed equality initiatives.


Our aim is to provide a framework that supports our commitment to valuing diversity, tackling discrimination, promoting equality and fostering good relationships between different groups of people. It is also intended to help tackle issues of disadvantage and underachievement of different groups.


As such, we recognise that the whole school community working together, encouraging strong, positive relationships between pupils, staff, parents, governors and other school stakeholders helps to provide the best education and life experiences for all our pupils.


In line with our responsibilities under the Public Sector Equality Duty arising from the Equality Act 2010, we have published (below) on line and in paper format our Equality Objectives for the next four years; which we intend to evaluate annually. We shall also publish information regarding our compliance to the Public Sector Equality Duty.


Please contact Miss Hodges or myself should you require any further information regarding the school’s equality and diversity policies and procedures.



Mrs H Bannon


Ability Awareness Day

Equality Objectives


Develop a culturally inclusive curriculum which celebrates equality and diversity.



Continue to develop our mental health and wellbeing strategy so that pupils are resilient and to support positive mental health and wellbeing.



Ensure that there is genuine pupil voice by giving children real opportunities for consultation and regular monitoring of their views of the effectiveness of processes and procedures in school.


We have created a series of action points for each Equality Objective which will allow us to put strategies into place to ensure that we achieve these objectives. These actions and other additional information are available in the document link above.


Many thanks again for all of your help, contribution and support with this very important matter. All of the staff at Holy Cross look forward to continuing to work with our school community in order to achieve the very best for our children and our community by creating and promoting equality and providing opportunities where children, parents, staff, governors and other visitors feel included in all that we do.

Equality Objectives 2022-2024 Parent Information Letter

All Are Welcome-Equality and Diversity Curriculum

At Holy Cross Catholic Primary School, we share a whole school ethos to ensure that we promote equality and celebrate diversity in all that we do. To this end, our work on equality and diversity is embedded across the school. We ensure that our governors and parents are fully informed, our staff are well trained  and our children are equipped with the knowledge skills and understanding to celebrate diversity in all its forms.


We promote the Equality Act across the school using a variety of strategies and resources. Each class uses appropriate books and resources to educate our children to celebrate diversity and promote equality.


The books and learning objectives we use for our children are as follows:




You Choose by Nick Sharratt and Pippa Goodheart

-To say what I think

Red Rockets and Rainbow Jelly by Sue Heap and Nick Sharratt

-To understand that it’s ok to like different things

Blue Chameleon by Emily Gravett

-To make friends with someone different

The Family Book by Todd Parr

-To understand that all families are different

Mommy, Mama and Me by Leslea Newman and Carol Thompson

-To celebrate my family


Year 1


Elmer by David McKee

-To like the way I am

Ten Little Pirates by Mike Brownlow and Simon Rickerty

-To play with boys and girls

My Grandpa is Amazing by Nick Butterworth

-To recognize that people are different ages

Max the Champion by Sean Stockdale

-To understand that our bodies work in different ways

My World, Your World by Melanie Walsh

-To understand that we share the world with lots of people


Year 2


The Great Big Book of Families by Mary Hoffman

-To understand what diversity is

The First Slodge by Jeanne Willis

-To understand how we share the world

The Odd Egg by Emily Gravett

-To understand what makes someone feel proud

Just Because by Rebecca Elliot

-To feel proud of being different

Blown Away by Rob Biddulph

-To be able to work with everyone in my class


Year 3


Oliver by Brigitta Sif

-To understand how differences can affect someone

This Is Our House by Michael Rosen

-To understand what discrimination means

Two Monsters by David McKee

-To find a solution to a problem

The Hueys in the New Jumper by Oliver Jeffers

-To use strategies to help someone who feels different

Beegu by Alexis Deacon

-To be welcoming


Year 4


Dogs Don’t Do Ballet by Anna Kemp

-To know when to be assertive

King and King by Linda de Hann

-To understand why people choose to get married

The Way Back Home by Oliver Jeffers

-To overcome language as a barrier

The Flower by John Light

-To ask questions

Red: A Crayon’s Story by Michael Hall

-To be who you want to be


Year 5


Where the poppies now grow by Hilary Robinson

-To learn from our past

Rose Blanche by Ian McEwan

-To justify my actions

How to Heal a Broken Wing by Bob Graham

-To recognize when someone needs help

The Artist Who Painted A Blue Horse by Eric Carle

-To appreciate artistic freedom

And Tango Makes Three by Justin Richardson

-To accept people who are different from me


Year 6


My Princess Boy by Cheryl Kilodavis

-To promote diversity

The Whisperer by Nick Butterworth

-To stand up to discrimination

The Island by Armin Greder

-To challenge the causes of racisim

Love You Forever by Robert Munsch

-To consider how my life may change as I grow up

Dreams of Freedom by Amnesty International

-To recognize my freedom



Our children also participate in a variety of workshops and assemblies to help develop their understanding of a variety of topics. These include:

  • Ability Awareness Worshops
  • GANGS Workshops
  • Refugee Awareness Workshops
  • Kick Out Racism Event at LFC Education


We also promote equality and diversity throughout the year using a variety of Awareness Days-

Autumn Term

October-Black History Month                  

10th October-World Homeless Day            

12th October -World Sight Day  

13th October -Friendship Friday

16th October-World Food Day                  

17th October-Child Poverty Day

28th October-Make a Difference Day                         

12th-19th November-Inter Faith Week

13th November-World Kindness Day         

13th-19th November-Global Entrepreneurship Week                                  

14th-18th November-Anti-Bullying Week

20th November-Universal Children’s Day

22nd November-22nd December-Disability History Month                                          

3rd December-International Day of Persons with Disabilities                        

10th December-Human Rights Day

Spring Term

15th January-World Religion Day

16th January-Martin Luther King Day         

27th January-Holocaust Memorial Day                       

1st-28th February-LGBT History Month      

6th February-UNICEF Day For Change        

22nd February-World Thinking Day                                            

27th February-12th March-Fairtrade Fortnight                                                           

20th-26th March-Down Syndrome Awareness Week                                                                   

21st March-International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

Summer Term

23rd-29th April-Global campaign for education action week                  

23rd April-Holocaust Remembrance Day

1st May-World Asthma Day                                                      

9th May-Europe Day                                                

15th-21st May-Deaf Awareness Week                       

28th May-1st June-National Family Week                                                                     

11th-15th June-Healthy Eating/Food Safety Week                                                      

12th June-World Day Against Child Labour

20th-26th June-Refugee Week