Equality Information and Objectives - Public Sector Equality Duty
Public bodies, including local-authority-maintained schools, are covered by the public sector equality duty in the Equality Act 2010 and the Equality Act 2010 (Specific Duties) Regulations 2011. This requires us to publish information that demonstrates that we have due regard for the need to:
- Eliminate unlawful discrimination, harassment, victimisation and any other conduct prohibited by the Equality Act 2010
- Advance equality of opportunity between people who share a protected characteristic and people who do not share it
- Foster good relations between people who share a protected characteristic and people who do not share it.
The Federation of Snape & Thornton Watlass is an inclusive school where we focus on the well-being and progress of every child and where all members of our community are of equal worth.
We believe that the Equality Act 2010 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.
Our approach to equality is based on the following key principles:
- All learners are of equal value.
- We recognise and respect difference.
- We foster positive attitudes and relationships, and a shared sense of cohesion and belonging.
- We observe good equalities practice in staff recruitment, retention and development.
- We aim to reduce and remove inequalities and barriers that already exist.
- We have the highest expectations of all our children.
We are committed to working for equality for all our staff, parents/carers and children to meet our duties under the Equality Act 2010. We eliminate discrimination by:
- Adoption of the single Equality Scheme
- Our behaviour policy ensures that all children feel safe at school and addresses prejudicial bullying
- Reporting, responding and monitoring all prejudice-based incidents.
- Regularly monitoring the curriculum to ensure that it meets the needs of our pupils, promotes respect for diversity, and challenges negative stereotyping
- Teaching is of the highest quality to ensure children reach their potential and all pupils are given equal entitlement to success
- Tracking pupil progress to ensure that all children make rapid progress, and intervening when necessary
- Ensuring that all pupils have the opportunity to access extra-curricular provision
- Listening to and monitoring views and experiences of pupils and adults to evaluate the effectiveness of our policies and procedures.
At the Federation of Snape & Thornton Watlass, we are committed to ensuring equality of education and opportunity for all pupils, staff, parents and carers, irrespective of the ‘Protected Characteristics’ identified in the diagram above. In order to further support pupils, raise standards and ensure inclusive teaching, we have set the following objectives:
Objective 1: To monitor and analyse pupil achievement to ensure that children are not disadvantaged by belonging to a protected group;
Objective 2: To remove the barriers to learning for vulnerable learners, therefore raising levels of attainment and progress;
Objective 3: To continue to promote understanding and respect for diversity.
Our Federation complies with the Public Sector Equality Duty (PSED), which is part of the Equality Act 2010, publishing:
- An Equality and Diversity Policy (which outlines our equality information and objectives)
- An Accessibility Plan
For more information, please view the documents and links below: