Equality Objectives

Definition

The school believes that everyone is entitled to equality of opportunity regardless of race, age, physical ability, gender, sexual orientation, creed, culture or social class. For students there should be equality of access to the curriculum, extra- curricular activities, the student support system and the spiritual, moral, social and cultural aspects of school life.

 

High quality education depends upon:

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  • Justice and dignity for all
  • High expectations
  • A wider choice in life
  • An understanding of others

 

Discriminatory views and behaviour are not acceptable. They damage the spirit of the school. We will challenge behaviour and counsel those involved. We will help students to understand how such views develop and how knowledge and understanding can help break down prejudice

There are 3 sections to this statement: students, staff and community

 

Students

  • All students sign the school’s home school agreement, including its commitment to equal opportunities.
  • Rewards and sanctions are applied in a fair and consistent manner.
  • Year 7 – 9 students are expected to wear school uniform 
  • Students benefit from the support of a tutor, who they meet daily in the middle of the learning day.
  • Students receive 6 progress reports each year.
  • Students receive mentoring from their tutor and often from peers from other year groups.
  • Students have access to a broad and balanced curriculum. Academic and vocational courses are available to suit most students post-16.
  • Students are entitled to an effective range of teaching and learning styles.
  • Students are entitled to high expectations from their teachers, in order to help them achieve their full potential.
  • Students’ progress and achievement is monitored across all minority groups to ensure they are achieving to the level of their peers.
  • Sports and other activities are made available to the widest range of students possible.
  • Students are entitled to take part in curriculum visits and extra-curricular activities, regardless of socio-economic background or physical ability.
  • Students will have access to the school’s resources (for example - careers advice and other areas which will help their development).

 

Staff Recruitment

  • All staff have access to this policy
  • The school’s recruitment process aims to ensure fairness and good practice in all activities related to the appointments procedure
  • The school adopts a positive approach to ensure that the best possible candidate is chosen for a specific position, whilst endeavouring to ensure a suitable balance throughout the staff.
  • All candidates must be able to demonstrate an understanding and commitment to equal opportunities.

 

Staff Development

  • All staff will have access to appropriate staff development, often led by staff.
  • All new staff and Governors will be provided with a full induction programme which will incorporate information about the school and its commitment to equal opportunities.
  • The school ensures that all staff are invited to attend all social functions.
  • All staff are involved in the school’s performance management reviews.
  • Equal Opportunities issues should feature regularly in the Staff Development programme.

 

Community

  • Opportunities are the same for all students regardless of where they live.
  • The school has an open door policy for all parents/carers
  • All students as appropriate (e.g. by Year group) benefit from member of the community who are invited in to speak on issues.
  • All requests for help with the community are considered.

School
Ambassadors

Mr Hicks

Mr Hicks

Head of Year 7
I am proud to teach at a school that values and loves every child for who they are. Here at Chertsey High School we look to develop children holistically and I couldn't imagine a better place to do it.
Year 8

Year 8

Student
The care and support of the teachers and the modern facilities will make your dreams become reality.  
Miss Brazier

Miss Brazier

SENCO & Assistant Headteacher
I am delighted to be part of the SLT as well as SENCO. Students are polite, respectful and show curiosity to learn. We support learning enabling students to reach their full potential.
Year 8

Year 8

Student
There is so much opportunity to excel here and the amazing staff have guided me to where I am now. The hospitality shown here is great and I have learnt so much.  
Mrs Willoughby

Mrs Willoughby

Maths Teacher
Creating a passion in children for maths is the best feeling in the world. That moment when a child's face lights up because they understand!
Year 9

Year 9

Student
Within Chertsey High the teachers are extremely committed to making the best lessons they can to ensure the students can find their best way of learning.

Twitter

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- Sep 16
It was a great evening tonight, launching ‘school cloud’ and connecting with our Y10 parents virtually. Thank you to our Y10 families for your contributions to not only make the evening run smoothly but also allowing us to have such meaningful discussions. https://t.co/2pl5a9FMsq
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Promote Your School @PromoteYourSch - Sep 15
Reduce your workload with our zero maintenance #WallArt displays! Inspire learning, improve wellbeing or complement your curriculum. Take a look at our latest project for @ChertseyHigh to see our work in action: https://t.co/9f5nbaQgpy https://t.co/5VzkonUkdY
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Creativity at Chertsey High School @ArtandDTatCHS - Sep 15
Kearah in Y10 made these incredible sausage rolls for her first practical in her GCSE’s 😍 #CHSbakeoff https://t.co/4kCdiQIDbN
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MFL @ChertseyHighMFL - Sep 14
MFL word of the day is 'to snack': in French = grignoter; in Spanish = picotear (comes from "pico" or "beak" in English, can you see why?) 🐤 🐥🐣 @ChertseyHigh #snacktime #MondayMotivation #sunnydays
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Creativity at Chertsey High School @ArtandDTatCHS - Sep 14
Katie amazed us with this beautiful presentation with a humble paper bag! Well done, Katie #CHSbakeoff @ChertseyHigh https://t.co/qu1cTkZUop
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Chertsey High Geography Department @CHSGeographyDep - Sep 14
Miss Castle-Smith, Miss Gardner and Mrs Munnik have been thoroughly enjoying being back at CHS and being able to teach Geography again. We have a message for you all! #knowledge #determination #love @ChertseyHigh https://t.co/zh2CUmg9v9
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CHS Maths Department @ChertseyHSMaths - Sep 14
Year 9 thinking question... Tara & Keiran start with the same number. Tara rounds to the nearest 10. Keiran rounds to the nearest 100. Keiran's number is now double Tara's. What could the number be? Are you as smart as a 13y old? @ChertseyHigh
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MFL @ChertseyHighMFL - Sep 14
MFL classrooms ready for GCSE students to make the most of it! #podemos #onpeut @ChertseyHigh https://t.co/Mw7bxHSSyW
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CHS Performing Arts @ChertseyHigh_PA - Sep 13
Check out our beautiful music room @ChertseyHigh https://t.co/MdllhTwsNA
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- Sep 12
Theme of the week for week beginning 14th September: Democracy https://t.co/IU2kYPyhDF
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- Sep 7
Calling all future CHS students! Our virtual Open Day is now live on our website. Please have a look and contact us if you have any questions. 👉https://t.co/ibttWoa6cs #Chertsey https://t.co/i0LKggy2g9
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- Sep 5
Theme of the week for week beginning 7th September: New beginnings https://t.co/HqlQGlQZm5
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