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Equality, Diversity and British Values

The Woodland Federation of Peak District Schools is an inclusive federation of schools, welcoming people from all backgrounds.


We believe that difference, whether that be different through culture, talent, life experience, something else, bring a richness ad vibrancy to life and help create an environment that supports us all in learning from each other.


We aim to create a safe, secure community where everyone is treated fairly with acceptance and respect.  We want everyone to flourish and reach their potential.  We want all of our children to be SMILERS; healthy happy and hungry to learn.


We take seriously our duties to eliminate discrimination, promote equality of opportunity and foster good relations between people of all backgrounds.  This duty is set out in the Equality Act of 2010, which covers sex, race, disability, religion  or belief, sexual orientation, gender reassignment and pregnancy or maternity.


We are committed to the development of cohesive communities within our schools and pour local, national and global neighbourhoods.  All curriculum areas provide a vehicle for furthering understanding of these concepts and our RE, PSHE and Worship sessions provide excellent opportunities to deepen and develop understanding.


We make a conscious effort to ensure that children have exposure to a wide experience beyond their local community during which these concepts are shown, through for example, sporting events, visits and the use of outdoor education in order to provide opportunities to embrace:


  • Difference and Diversity
  • Social Cohesion
  • Fairness and Social Justice
  • Exploration of Personal and Cultural Identity
  • Interdependence, interaction and influence
  • Excellence



For further information see our Equality, Diversity and British Values policy.


All schools in The Woodland Federation have begun to take the next steps in developing the global citizens of tomorrow, developing understanding of equality, in a variety of ways.


We are currently in the process of working towards The Rights Respecting Schools Silver Award, after receiving out Bronze award at the end of 2021.  This award demonstrates a school's commitment to putting children's rights at the heart of their actions, whilst teaching about the importance of equal opportunities for all children through the use of the UN Convention on Rights of the Child as a basis for actions.


In addition to The Rights of the Child, the school aims to ensure that all children have a clear understanding of UNICEFs Sustainable Development Goals, 17 goals with the power to transform our world for all.