All equal all different
Equality is often described as treating everyone the same. However, sometimes treating people differently is the best way to treat everyone equally. For example imagine trying to sit a test, and the exam paper is in a language you don’t understand. How well do you think you would do at the test? In order for you to have an equal chance to pass the test, you would need the test paper in a language you understand.
Variety is the spice of life.
Diversity is about recognising, valuing and taking account of people’s different backgrounds, skills, and experiences. Diversity is important because it allows everyone’s skill and contribution to be used and valued. The experiences and skills of different people makes a real difference to the effectiveness of our Academy and its impact on students, staff and our community as a whole.
One of the myths is that Equality and Diversity is about one group of people getting ‘special’ treatment at the expense of someone else. However it’s about everyone getting a fair chance to achieve their full potential. It means treating everyone equally on their merits, and not treating some unfairly because of their difference. Here at Ormiston Rivers we celebrate everyones differences, unique as we all are!
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