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Equality and Diversity


St Simon Stock Catholic School is a welcoming school where tolerance, honesty, co-operation and mutual respect for others are fostered. We believe every student to be made in the image of God and we are committed to the development of the whole person within a secure and creative environment which is supportive of the individual, regardless of their age, sex, race, colour, religion or disability. We aim to promote equality, tackle any form of discrimination and seek to remove any barriers to access, participation, progression, attainment and achievement. We take seriously our contribution towards community cohesion.


Equality Duty Objectives

The Trust’s Equality Objectives for the period 2017-2021 to which the academy is contributing are:

  • To help all children and young people achieve fulfilment spiritually, academically, emotionally and psychologically by supporting them, and their families, and to ensure particular improvement in the lives of the most vulnerable
  • To narrow the gap in the attainment and progress of different groups of learners, with a particular focus on improving the achievement of pupils with Special Educational Needs and/or Disability (SEND), those in receipt of pupil premium funding and the “most able”.


In addition to the Trust’s objectives, the academy’s equality objectives for the same period are:

  • To increase staffs’ understanding of protected characteristics through annual (minimum) training events.
  • To increase governors understanding of protected characteristics through annual (minimum) training events.
  • To increase pupils’ understanding of protected characteristics and equality and diversity issues through a broad and balanced curriculum and in particular through our Personal Development and Well-being sessions.
  • To complete an annual audit evidencing how we cover equality and diversity issues in the school and use this to target areas for improvement.
  • To review the schools Accessibility and Equality Plan annually.
  • To continue to monitor incidences of bullying, including different types of bullying, such as racial, homophobic, transphobic and biphobic and ensure school wide work in this area continues to be robust and effective.
  • To narrow gaps between different groups of student in relation to academic performance, exclusions and attendance.
  • To ensure the school council and peer mentoring groups are a diverse selection of pupils.
  • To develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world in line with the vision of the International Baccalaureate Organisation. The IB curriculum encourages students across the world to become active, compassionate and life long learners who understand that other people, with their differences, are equal.

Please click here for the Equality Information and Objectives Policy

Our Values

Faith in the presence of God

Concern for the poor and social justice

Quality education

Respect for all persons

Inclusive community

an awareness of the living presence of God in our world, and a calling to see the world through the eyes of faith

a calling to support the poor and victims of injustice, through community service and justice education

to provide an education that is second to none, so that our students will not just contribute to society, but will transform it

that we are all children of God and, as such, at the heart of our education we must respect the dignity of all persons

we respect and value diversity, which means that nobody is left out or left behind, and that we embrace the unique stories and qualities that each of us bring to the world.


Trust Information

St Simon Stock Catholic School is an academy, and part of the Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership. The Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership is an exempt charity and a company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales under company registration number 08176019 at registered address: Barham Court, Teston, Maidstone, Kent, ME18 5BZ. St Simon Stock Catholic School is a business name of Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership.