Equality Statement And Objectives
Public Policy Statement
Our school complies with the Public Sector Equality duty and Equality Act 2010 by:
Ensuring that everyone is treated fairly and with respect.
Making sure that our school is a safe secure and stimulating place for everyone.
Recognising that people have different needs and we understand that treating people equally does not always involve treating them all exactly the same.
Recognising that for some pupils extra support is needed to help them achieve and be successful.
Trying to make sure that people from different groups are consulted and involved in our decisions eg through talking to pupils and parents.
Aiming to ensure that no one experiences harassment, less favourable treatment or discrimination because of their; age, disability, ethnicity, gender, marital or civil partnership, religion or beliefs, sexual orientation or identity, being pregnant or recently having had a baby.
We publish information annually about our school population and our equality objectives which show how we plan to tackle particular inequalities and reduce or remove them.
Our school practices in relation to our School Improvement, Accessibility and Disability Discrimination plans are reviewed by the Senior Leadership Team and governors and our aim is always to ensure that all our children reach their full potential and make good progress.
The Single Equality Act which came into place Oct 1st 2010 brought together the duties that are already set out in our Race, Disability and Gender policies into one single Equality Duty. This statement is written to bring together and harmonise those three policies.
The Single Equality Act combines the existing three duties into one new Equality Duty that covers all seven of the Equality strands: age, disability, gender, gender-identity, race, religion or belief and sexual orientation.
In this school we will ensure that at every level, in all our work and throughout all aspects of the school community and its life, all will be treated equally.
To ensure that all learners have equal access to a rich, broad, balanced and relevant curriculum.
To advance equality of opportunity by ensuring that teaching, learning and curriculum promote equality, celebrate diversity and promote community cohesion by fostering good relations.
To eliminate any discrimination, harassment and victimization. To ensure that no-one is unfairly or illegally disadvantaged as a consequence of their age, disability, gender, gender-identity, sexual orientation, colour race, ethnic or national origin, disability or religious beliefs.
To recognise, celebrate diversity within our community whilst promoting community cohesion.
To ensure that those with management responsibility and individual members of staff, accept responsibility for planning teaching, learning and curriculum apply this policy to all we do.
To ensure that learners and parents are fully involved in the provision made by the school and to increase transparency.
To ensure that within the school budget, adequate funding is provided to underpin this policy and that intervention, positive action and preventative action is funded where needed.
Monitoring, evaluation and review carried out by the Leadership Team will ensure that procedures and practices within the school reflect the objectives of this policy.
Parents and governors will be involved and consulted about the provision being offered by the school.
Teachers will ensure that their planning, teaching and learning takes account of this policy and they will see that the equality duty underpins all their work.
The diversity within our school and the wider community will be viewed positively by all and this diversity will be recognised as a positive, rich resource for teaching, learning and the curriculum.
INSET opportunities will be provided for staff, to raise awareness for their Equality Duty and provide them with the knowledge, skills and understanding they need to meet the requirements of this policy.
Active contributions will be sought of parents and others to enrich teaching, learning and the curriculum.
The positive achievements of all pupils will be celebrated and recognised.
This policy will play an important part in the educational development of individual pupils. It will ensure that all pupils are treated equally and as favourably as others. The school will make all the reasonable adjustments necessary to promote equal opportunity and equal treatment of all members of the school community. We are committed to meeting the individual needs of each child and we will take full account their age, disability, gender, gender-identity, race, religion or belief and sexual orientation in accordance with the requirements of The Single Equality Act 2010.