Brabin’s Endowed Primary School is committed to ensuring equality of opportunity in line with the Equality Act 2010. We aim to reduce disadvantage, discrimination and inequalities of opportunity, and promote diversity in terms of our pupils, our workforce and the community in which we work.
Where pupils experience barriers to their success, we will work with them to address these in a sensitive and caring way. We will teach our pupils the importance of equality and what forms discrimination can take and the impact discrimination can have.
We will not discriminate on any of the grounds listed below (known as the Protected Characteristics) save where such discrimination is permitted by law, for example, the school may arrange pupils in classes based on age.
The Protected Characteristics that apply to schools are:
- Age (in relation to staff only);
- Gender re-assignment;
- Marriage and civil partnership (in relation to staff only);
- Pregnancy and Maternity;
- Religion Faith or Belief;
- Sex; and
- Sexual orientation.
As a Governing Body and employer we will also not accept any of the following:
- Direct or Indirect Discrimination;
- Harassment; and
We will comply with the Public Sector Equality Duty giving due regard to that duty when making decisions, taking actions and developing policies. In line with its specific duties under the Equality Act 2010, we will publish our equality objectives and will publish information about how it is complying with the Public Sector Equality Duty. Published Information will be updated annually and objectives will be updated every four years. This information is available on our website.
There are a number of statutory duties that must be met by every school in line with legislation from the Race Relations Act (2000), Disability Equality Duty (2005) and Equality Act (2010).
Brabin’s Endowed 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 with different backgrounds, genders, cultures, faiths, abilities and ethnic origins.
The Leadership Team and Governors at Brabin’s Endowed Primary School review the progress we are making to meet our equality objectives with regard to the protected characteristics (race, disability, gender, gender re-assignment, age, pregnancy and maternity, marriage and civil partnership, sexual orientation, religion and belief) under the Equality Act (2010).
2021- 2024 Objectives and Action Plan – to ensure that equalities objectives are met.
At Brabin’s Endowed Primary School, we are committed to ensuring equality of education and opportunity for all pupils, staff, parents and carers, irrespective of race, gender, disability, sexuality, belief, religion or socio-economic background. In order to further support pupils, raise standards and ensure inclusive teaching, we have set the following objectives:
Equality Objective 1 – To improve the range of resources and materials to reflect the reality of an ethnically, culturally and sexually diverse society without stereotyping, including books for the school library.
- Audit resources.
- Purchase library books/reading books following audit.
- Ensure that resources and materials within the curriculum reflect a diverse society.
- Incorporate agenda within staff meetings on a regular basis and review as appropriate.
Impact/Success criteria – Pupils are exposed to a wide variety of rich literature that reflect a diverse society.
Equality Objective 2 – To ensure that the school improves its provision and support for special educational needs and disability; provide training for staff.
- Ensure the curriculum is relevant and accessible for all pupils.
- Staff to receive appropriate training to support pupils with additional needs.
- Analysis of pupil data to identify progress of pupils, including SEND, disadvantaged, race and gender
- Ensure the physical environment meets the needs of all pupils.
Impact/Success criteria – All pupils have access to the curriculum. All pupils- regardless of special educational need/ disability are supported in their learning.
Equality Objective 3 –To increase the awareness and understanding of equality in all aspects of school life.
- Raise awareness with staff of equality and diversity through CPD.
- Curriculum audit as a direct action of CPD.
- Ensure work scrutiny focus includes use of resources reflects a range of cultures and ethnicities.
Impact/Success criteria – The whole curriculum reflects our commitment to equality, in all subject areas by promoting positive attitudes to equality and diversity.
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