Public Sector Equality Duty
The Equality Act 2010 requires schools to publish information that demonstrates that we have due regard for the need to:
Weddington Primary School is an inclusive school committed to ensuring equality of provision throughout the school community. We focus on the well-being and progress of every child within an environment where all members of our community are of equal worth.
We believe that the Equality Act provides a framework to support our commitment to valuing diversity, tackling discrimination, promoting equality and fostering good relationships between people. It also ensures that we continue to tackle issues of disadvantage and underachievement of different groups.
The Warwickshire County Council document entitled ‘Equality, Diversity and Inclusion for Schools’ provides a format for addressing the statutory duties of the Equality Act 2010. This supersedes and brings together all previous statutory duties in relation to race, gender and disability and also addresses the duty to promote community cohesion, thus meeting the school’s statutory duties in these areas.
Our Equality and Diversity Policy also highlights how our school has worked with and listened to the staff, pupils, parents and carers to inform development of action plans and the need and commitment required to ensure the scheme is a success. This is underpinned by a commitment to promoting positive relationships and understanding between all groups within our school community.
Our approach to equality is based on the following key principles:
1. All learners are of equal value
2. Differences are recognised and respected
3. Positive attitudes and relationships are fostered to create a shared sense of cohesion and belonging.
4. Good equality practices are maintained in staff recruitment, retention and development.
5. Reduction and removal of inequalities and barriers that already exist are paramount.
6. High expectations of all children are maintained.
In order to ensure that all pupils are protected from discrimination, the school collects information on protected characteristics (see policy) as well as the following groups of pupils:
Our objectives detail how we ensure equality is applied to:
Through rigorous tracking and monitoring of individuals and of all the groups of children, including progress and attainment, and by providing equal opportunities to access the curriculum and activities, we aim to ensure that any gap in attainment for pupils within any of the above different groups is removed, or at least remains less than the gap nationally.
We eliminate discrimination by:
We advance equality of opportunity by:
We foster good relations by:
In order to further support pupils, raise standards and ensure inclusive teaching, we
have set the following objectives:-
1: To monitor and analyse pupil achievement by race, gender and disability and act on any trends or patterns in the data that require additional support for pupils.
2: To raise levels of attainment in core subjects for vulnerable learners.
3: 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.
4. To promote understanding and respect for differences.
5. To create a thorough accessibility plan for pupils new to the school with a range of needs and disabilities (see Accessibility Plan)
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