Equality Information

Equality Information and Objectives Statement 2017

 

This policy has been written for all staff at D’Eyncourt Primary School, pupils, parents and carers .  All staff should have a working knowledge of this policy.

Edition – September 2017

The Objectives will be reviewed Annually

 

Relevant statutory guidance, circulars, legislation and other sources of information are :

  • The Equality Act 2010
  • The Education and Inspectors Act 2006
  • The Education Act 2002

 

The names of the Designated Leads for Safeguarding

 

Designated Lead :

 

The Acting Headteacher, D Darby (01902-558778)

 

Designated Deputy Lead:

 

The Acting Deputy Headteacher, H Newbury (01902-558778)

 

Contents :

  1. The Duty
  2. The Equality Act 2010
  3. The Educations and Inspector Act 2000

 

 

  1. The Duty

 

D’Eyncourt Primary School is committed to equality both as an employer and a service provider.  This commitment is demonstrated through:

 

  • Ensuring pupils, staff, parents, carers and visitors are treated fairly with dignity and respect.
  • Making sure our school is a safe, secure and a stimulating place for everyone
  • Recognising that people have different needs, and we understand that treating people equally does not always involve treating them all exactly the same
  • Recognising that for some pupils extra support is needed to help them to achieve and be successful
  • Making sure that people from different groups are consulted and involved in our decisions, for example through talking to pupils and parents/carers and through our School Council
  • making sure that no-one experiences harassment, less favourable treatment or discrimination because of their age; any disability they may have; their ethnicity; colour or national origin; their gender; their gender identity or reassignment; their marital or civil partnership status; being pregnant or having recently had a baby; their religion or beliefs; their sexual identity and orientation.

 

 

  1. The Equality Act 2010

 

D’Eyncourt Primary School has a general duty under the Equality Act 2010 to eliminate discrimination, to advance equality of opportunity and to foster good relations, and specific duties to publish information every year about our school population, explaining how we have due regard for equality; and to publish equality objectives which show how we plan to tackle particular inequalities, and reduce or remove them.

 

We welcome the emphasis in the Ofsted inspection framework on the importance of narrowing gaps in achievement with affect, amongst others:

 

  • pupils from certain cultural and ethnic backgrounds
  • pupils who belong to low-income households and pupils known to be eligible for free school meals
  • pupils who are disabled
  • pupils who have special educational needs
  • boys in certain subjects, and girls in certain other subjects

 

 

  1. The Education and Inspectors Act 2006

 

Since October 2007 D’Eyncourt Primary has welcomed the general duty placed on maintained schools to promote the well-being of pupils within school and to promote community cohesions when discharging functions relating to school conduct.  For further information please see:

http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2006/40/section/38

 

 

Persons with particular responsibility : Headteacher, SLT (including Inclusion Manager) Governing Body

 

Other parties and stakeholders : Governing Board

Monitoring and Evaluation : SLT/Governing Board

Reviewed by : Governing Board

Agreed by : Governing Board

Shared with all staff : December 2016