At Colman Federation, we are committed to promoting equality and accessibility across our school community. We understand our statutory duty under the Equality Act 2010 to pay ‘due regard’ to the following:

  • Eliminate discrimination, harassment and victimisation and other prohibited conduct;
  • Advance equality of opportunity for people with protected characteristics1;
  • Foster good relations between people who share a relevant protected characteristic and people who do not share it.

Colman Federation has its own unique make up and we are happy to extend a warm welcome to all children and families in our community. We are proud to be known as a Federation that celebrates richness of diversity and promotes positive cultural identity.

In each school, everyone works together to create a happy and safe learning environment where each individual is respected and valued. We nurture a sense of belonging and create a culture where everyone, regardless of ethnic background, gender, economic status, family make-up, special educational needs or disability, has the opportunity to thrive and to be the best that they can be.

In order to achieve this, we ensure that the principles of equality underpin all our school policies and practices. Across the Federation, we value working in partnership and endeavour to maintain dialogue with pupils, families, staff and governors, to ensure we remain aware of any emerging issues and can address these effectively.

The characteristics protected under the Act are:

  • age
  • disability
  • gender reassignment
  • marriage and civil partnership
  • pregnancy and maternity
  • race
  • religion or belief
  • sex and
  • sexual orientation

Colman Federation Equality Objectives

  • ensure all school events are physically accessible to everyone, making sure communication supports their participation
  • support all children, and their families, with English as an Additional Language to access the curriculum and all aspects of school life
  • eliminate derogatory language from every aspect of school
  • continue to understand our families’ contexts better in order to support all children’s academic and social progress

Interim Executive Headteacher - Catherine Wright
Chair of Governors - Karen Gardner

Colman Infant School
Colman Road, Norwich NR4 7AW

Colman Junior School
South Park Avenue, Norwich NR4 7AU