Public Sector Equality Duty
The Public sector Equality Duty 2011 has three aims under the general duty for school:
- Eliminate unlawful discrimination, harassment and victimisation and other conduct prohibited by the act
- Advance equality of opportunity between people who share a protected characteristic and those who do not
- Foster good relations between people who share a protected characteristic and those who do not
We have considered how well we currently achieve these aims and with regard to the protected groups under the Equality Act 2012. Our School Development Plan suports these aims. Our main considerations are below:
- Continue to ensure that policies and procedures place a high priority to pupil wellbeing and safeguarding
- Continue to ensure our broad and balanced curriculum supports children to develop an awareness and acceptance of all of the protected chartacteristics. Our 'Everyone Welcome Here' ethos also supports this.
- Pupils in receipt of Pupil Premium, SEND register, G & T pupils:
- Ensure that gap between attainment for pupils in receipt of pupil premium, Ever 6 funding and on SEND register matches or exceeds their peers using school and national benchmark indicators
- Ensure that all staff are confident in using appropriate teaching strategies and resources to support pupils with specific needs
- Ensure teaching strategies and differentiation provides sufficient challenge for Gifted and Talented pupils
- Continue to review level of pupil attendance, and punctuality at the start of the school day. Ensure that this is followed up with particular reference to vulnerable children/Pupil Premium Pupils and support/strategies are put in place to address any concerns linked to use of pastoral support
- Developing the role of Pupil Voice
- Develop the role of pupil voice to enable every child to share views on aspects of school life, including changes made to policies and procedures, and teaching strategies.
- Engaging with our families
- Continue to develop effective communication with parents/carers to impact positively on both academic and pastoral needs of pupils across the school.
Please see our Equality Policy below