Our Equality Duties
We aim to be a community where everyone is treated fairly and with respect. We want everyone to reach their potential and we recognise that for some pupils extra support is needed to help them to achieve and be successful
We take our legal duties on equality seriously. We welcome our general duty under the Equality Act 2010 to eliminate discrimination, to advance equality of opportunity and to foster good relations.
We are required to publish equality information as well as equality objectives, which show how we plan to reduce or remove particular inequalities or disadvantages. This document is reviewed and updated annually.
St Mary’s CE VA Primary School is committed to ensuring equality of provision throughout our school.
There are a number of statutory duties that must be met by every school in line with legislation from the Race Relations Amendment Act 2000, Disability Equality Duty 2005 and Equality Act 2010.
St Mary’s CE Primary School is committed to meeting its public sector duties and acknowledges that we have a statutory duty to:
Eliminate discrimination, harassment and victimisation.
Promote equality of access and opportunity within our school and within our wider community.
Promote positive attitudes to difference and good relationships between people of different backgrounds, genders, cultures, faiths, abilities and ethnic origins.
The Leadership Team and Governors at St Mary’s review regularly the progress that we are making to meet our equality objectives with regard to protected groups (race, disability, gender reassignment, age, pregnancy and maternity, marital status, sexual orientation, religion/belief and sexual orientation) under the Equality Act 2010.
At St Mary’s CE Primary School, we are committed to ensuring equality of education and opportunity for all pupils, staff, parents and carers irrespective of race, gender, disability, belief, religion or socio-economic background.
In order to further support pupils, raise standards and ensure inclusive teaching, we have set the following objectives: -
to continue to monitor and analyse pupil achievement by race, gender and disability and act upon any trends or patterns in this data that require additional support for pupils.
to continue to raise levels of attainment in core subjects for vulnerable learners.
to continue to monitor and support attendance of all groups of children in school.
to review levels of parental and pupil engagement in learning and school life, across all activities to ensure equity and fairness in access and engagement.
to ensure the school environment is as accessible as possible to pupils, staff and visitors.
This policy works alongside the School Accessibility Plan.