Cape Cornwall School win prestigious award
Cape Cornwall School win prestigious award, becoming the first school in Cornwall to be awarded the EQualities award. The EQualities Award is a nationally recognised scheme that pays tribute to schools and children’s centres proud of their inclusive ethos and willing to go the extra mile in demonstrating compliance with the Equality Act 2010.
Dr Chris Derrington, Director of the award scheme said ‘In achieving this award, Cape Cornwall School has demonstrated a very strong and genuine commitment to equality for all its students. The staff clearly work extremely hard to promote diversity at every level; they challenge inequality and show a genuine determination to foster harmonious relationships.These are important messages that help to breakdown stereotypes, raise aspirations and prepare young people for the responsibilities and experiences of later life. The evidence they supplied in order to achieve the award speaks for itself and really showcases their commitment to equality for all groups and individuals irrespective of ability, ethnicity or gender.’
Cornwall Councillor and Cabinet member for Children and Young People, Andrew Wallis, attended Cape School to present the award to the rightly proud Head Teacher, Julie Nash. Andrew said “I was really pleased to be able to present this award to Cape Cornwall School. This award recognises the hard work of the teaching staff, the Governors and the students. It is a proud moment for Cape Cornwall School.” Also in attendance was local councillor, Sue James who said “This award, added to the ‘good’ OFSTED rating, shows what an excellent secondary school St Just has. The staff are passionate about achieving the best for all their students and this award clearly recognises that. They have set the bar for other Cornish schools to aspire towards.”
For more information on the EQualities Award www.equalitiesaward.co.uk.