Five-star award for Salterforth school is first in county

Salterforth Primary School is the first in the county to gain the Lancashire Equality Mark.
Head Helena Dunsdon with pupils and the award.  PIC BY ROB LOCK
24-3-2016
Salterforth Primary School is the first in the county to gain the Lancashire Equality Mark. Head Helena Dunsdon with pupils and the award. PIC BY ROB LOCK 24-3-2016

Salterforth Primary School has been rewarded for a five star equality performance.

Staff and children at the school in Cross Lane have been celebrating receiving the Lancashire Equality Mark and have become the first in the county to achieve this.

The school gained badges in race equality, gender equality, disability equality, sexual orientation equality and its religion and belief equality.

The Lancashire Equality Mark is awarded to schools who have taken measures to embed equality throughout its practice with the goal of enabling all pupils to thrive in a supportive learning community.

In establishing whether or not to award a badge, the assessor interviewed pupils, staff, parents and governors.

Headteacher Helena Dunsdon said: “It builds on and extends the good practice of the Lancashire Race Equality Mark, which we were awarded in 2012.

“As you can imagine, we are all bursting with pride.

“Huge thanks to our school community who have embraced our learning on equality and supported us on this journey. “Our work is not done and we will continue to develop this ethos within our school.”