Welcome to Equalities at St. Stephen's.
As a fully inclusive Federation all staff, pupils and parents work together to ensure that everyone, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, disability or social background can thrive. We believe that both equity and equality within our Federation should run through all aspects of school life and is the responsibility of every member of the school and wider community. Every member of the school community should feel safe, secure, valued and of equal worth.
Alongside our commitment to valuing the cultural inheritance of all the pupils in the school we also develop our pupils understanding and appreciation of equality and diversity, in both the school and wider British society.
At St. Stephen’s, we recognise that 96% of our children come from a minority ethnic background. The largest three ethnic groupings are: Pakistani, Indian and Bangladeshi. This is over 60% higher than the national figure. As such, Equalities at St. Stephen’s is not just about fulfilling the legal requirements as set out in the governmental documentation but is about ensuring all of our pupils understand what it is to grow up in a modern British society, accessing cultural experiences outside their own local community. Our curriculum and vision ensure that our young people know that there is a world beyond East London and our Cultural Capital programme ensures that they can access this.