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Equality, Diversity & Inclusion

At the Blue Coat we value inclusion, diversity, tolerance, love, respect, and equality ALWAYS.  We strive to create an environment that champions the motto ‘Everyone Is Welcome Here'.  We recognise the need to respect the lived experience of others whilst encouraging openness to invite questions and, on the occasions where our values are challenged, respond in an appropriate and supportive manner.  We encourage an Active Bystander Approach, making it everyones responsibility to act in some way when they witness something they do not agree or feel comfortable with. 

The School is very fortunate to have staff and students from a large variety of diverse backgrounds and cultures. We encourage ‘Shaping Character’ opportunities, so our students can lead activities and projects to develop their own understanding of themselves and others.  Providing an environment that not only promotes inclusion but celebrates difference and strives for equality.   

Some of the projects we have been involved with this year include: 

  • The Blundell Project 
  • House Name Changes 
  • Mentors in Violence Prevention Project  
  • The Rainbow Award 
  • BCS Pride Ambassadors 
  • Be Free Foundation 
  • Bespoke Equality, Diversity & Inclusion form time programmes 
  • Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Curriculum Reviews 
  • Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Corridor – Student Led Noticeboards 

Celebrating Commemorative/Awareness Events such as: 

  • Black History Month 
  • LGBT+ History Month 
  • Stress Awareness Day 
  • Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week and Mental Health Awareness Week 
  • World Book day WEEK                         
  • School Diversity Week 

If you would like to discuss any matter relating to Equality, Diversity & Inclusion please email welfare@bluecoatschool.org.uk and a member of the team will get back to you as soon as possible.