Equalities

 

As an institution working for the public authority we are bound to comply with the Public Sector Equality Duty as stated in the Equality Act 2010. This means that we have a commitment to ensure that as a school we work to:
    • eliminate discrimination, harassment, victimisation and any other      conduct that is prohibited by or under the Public Sector Equality          Act
    • advance equality of opportunity
    • foster good relations between children from different groups and       those who are not part of that group
    • tackle and challenge prejudice and promote understanding 

Having the commitment to advance equality of opportunity means that as a school we work to:
   • remove or minimise disadvantages suffered by children from              specific groups
   • take steps to meet the needs of children from specific groups
  • encourage children from specific groups to participate in school          life or school activities

Complying with the duties of the Public Sector Equality Duty may involve treating some children or groups more favourably than others; but that is not to be taken as allowing behaviour or conduct that would otherwise be unacceptable to the school.
The groups that the school consider will include (but not be limited to):
disability;
gender reassignment;
race;
religion or belief;
sex;
gender identification;
sexual orientation;
social disadvantage

 

 

To support the school in our commitment to equality we set equality objectives. Our current objectives, as detailed on our school development plan are:
    • to narrow the gender achievement gap in early years
    • to close the gap in progress and attainment for those children             eligible for pupil premium funding
    • raise progress for children with SEN
    • provide additional nurture support for those children who need         it

 As a school our obligation and commitment to ensure equality and comply with the Equality Act 2010, as outlined on this page, also extends to all employees of the school as well as visitors and volunteers.