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
We consult and involve individuals affected by inequality in our decision making processes, sometimes involving our school council.
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):
religion or belief;
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 close the gap in progress and attainment for those children eligible for pupil premium funding
• raise progress for children with SEN
• bullying awareness including discriminatory behaviour
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.
There is no gender pay gap in our organisation.