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Equalities Statement and Objectives

EQUALITY STATEMENT 

 

There are a number of statutory duties that must be met by every school in line with legislation from the Race Relations (Amendment) Act (2000), Disability Equality Duty (2005) and Equality Act (2010).

 

Trinity St Mary’s C of E Primary School is committed to meeting its public sector equality duties:

  • We try to ensure that everyone is treated fairly and with respect.
  • We want to make sure that our school is a safe, secure and stimulating place for everyone.
  • We recognise that people have different needs, and we understand that treating people equally does not always involve treating them all exactly the same.
  • We recognise that for some pupils extra support is needed to help them to achieve and be successful.
  • We try to make 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.
  • We aim to make sure that no pupil experiences harassment, less favourable treatment or discrimination because of their sex, race, disability, religion of belief, sexual orientation, gender reassignment or pregnancy or maternity. Under the Equality act 2010 these are referred to as protected characteristics

 

We welcome our general duty under the Equality Act 2010 to eliminate discrimination, to advance equality of opportunity and to foster good relations, and our specific duties to publish information every year about our school population; to explain 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.

Our Vision and Christian Values

Our school makes all members of our school community feel welcome irrespective of race, colour, creed or impairment. Our vision and Christian values promote equality and tackle discrimination.

 

Our Vision

To become an outstanding Primary School embedded within our Christian values and ethos.

 

Our Five Key Christian Values

Love, Dedication, Honesty, Love and Sharing

 

Characteristics of our school (The information is based on January 2014 School Census)

Trinity St Mary’s C of E Primary School is a slightly smaller than average primary school. The proportion of pupils know to be eligible for free school meals is 6%, which is below the 2013 national average of 19%. 3% of pupils are from minority ethnic groups and 1% have English as an additional language. The proportion of pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities at school action plus and the proportion with a statement of special educational needs are below average at 9%. The needs relate mainly to moderate learning difficulty and behaviour, emotional and social difficulties.

 

Equality Objectives

At Trinity St Mary’s C of E Primary School, we are committed to ensuring equality of education and opportunity for all pupils, staff, parents and carers, irrespective of race, gender, disability, belief, religion or socio-economic background.

To further support pupils, raise standards and ensure inclusive teaching, we have set ourselves the objectives:  these are more fully detailed in our Equalities Action Plan.

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  • To ensure that all pupils are given equal opportunities with regards to extra-curricular sporting events / activities that the school offers.
  • To minimise the gaps between the boys’ and girls’ attainment in respect of writing and Maths at the end of both KS1 and KS2.

 

Race

  • To ensure that there are sufficient opportunities within the school’s curriculum to address equalities issues.

 

Disability

  • To ensure that the school environment is as accessible as possible to pupils, staff and visitors to the school.

 

Commitment to review and to publish

The school Equalities Action Plan is aligned with our School Improvement Plan. Its implementation will be monitored within the school’s self-evaluation and other review processes as well as being updated at least annually. In addition our Gender, Race and Disability Policies are reviewed every three years and published on our school website. 

Equalities Action Plan 2016/2017

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