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Sandfield Close Primary School

Equality objectives

Equality objectives at Sandfield Close Primary School

Sandfield Close Primary School ensures that we adhere to the public sector equality duty as illustrated in the Equality Act 2010. This means we have due regard to the need to:

(a)eliminate discrimination, harassment, victimisation and any other conduct that is prohibited by or under this Act;

(b)advance equality of opportunity between persons who share a relevant protected characteristic and persons who do not share it;

(c)foster good relations between persons who share a relevant protected characteristic and persons who do not share it.

(Equality Act 2010, c. 15, Part 11, Chapter 1, Section 149)

Please find Sandfield Close Primary School Equality Objectives below:

Sandfield Close Primary School – Equality Objectives 2018-2021

The Equality Act 2010 ensures protection from “discrimination, harassment, victimisation” (Equality Act 2010, c. 15, Part 11, Chapter 1, Section 149) against specific protected characteristics listed below.

“It is unlawful for a school to discriminate against a pupil or prospective pupil by treating them less favourably because of their:

  • sex
  • race
  • disability
  • religion or belief
  • sexual orientation
  • gender reassignment
  • pregnancy or maternity” (The Equality Act 2010 and schools, Departmental advice for school leaders, school staff, governing bodies and local authorities, DfE).

The Public Sector Equality duty in the Equality Act 2010 states we must:

a)eliminate discrimination, harassment, victimisation and any other conduct that is prohibited by or under this Act;

(b)advance equality of opportunity between persons who share a relevant protected characteristic and persons who do not share it;

(c)foster good relations between persons who share a relevant protected characteristic and persons who do not share it.

In line with our responsibilities under the Equality Act, we continually assess our practices with regard to equality and have devised the following objectives to help us to improve further.

Eliminate discrimination, harassment, victimisation

Objective

Success Criteria

Monitoring

To promote respect for all which is embedded within our values; to uphold equality across the school in all we do; to celebrate the rich diversity within our school community and within the world beyond.

For the school community- comprising of children, staff, parents and carers and those who visit the school – to have continued ethos of inclusivity across the whole school through our use of SMSC and RE provision, active application of British values through our assemblies and our curriculum, through our work with Historic England and through further enrichment opportunities

Headteacher monitors assemblies and enrichment opportunities.

Curriculum Lead for RE and Headteacher to monitor our provision for RE and SMSC.

Advance equality of opportunity between people

Objective

Success Criteria

Monitoring

To increase attendance for disadvantaged children

Through access to early help, access to the school nurse, access to the SEMH teacher and through effective joint working with the Education Welfare Officer we aim to:

Increase overall attendance for our disadvantaged children so that their attendance increases.

Termly Headteacher reports to governors.

To ensure that interventions are effective if any differences arise in groups of children from our data analysis

The differences are diminished within groups of children in all subjects.

Pupil Progress Meetings 5 times a year

Data analysis in Headteacher’s reports to governors

Foster good relations between people

Objective

Success Criteria

Monitoring

To continue Sandfield’s ethos of mutual respect, acceptance and inclusivity for others within our school environment, within our local community and the global community beyond.

Children are ready to participate with others in the rich and diverse community beyond the school.

Children reflect the values within school and are inclusive and respectful towards all.

Lead on British values and Lead on RE to review the curriculum to ensure that the message of inclusivity and British values are promoted positively.

Headteacher to share events celebrated through the year that reflect diversity within our global community.

Termly Headteacher reports to governors.

Please find further information in our Equality and diversity policy.