Equality Objectives 2021
Complying with the Public Sector Equality Duty Accessibility plan
The Equality Act 2010 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.
St Mary’s Church of England Primary School 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 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 Equality Objectives
At St Mary’s Church of England Primary School, we are committed to ensuring equality of education and opportunity for all pupils, staff, parents and carers, irrespective of race, gender, sexuality, disability, belief, religion or socio-economic background.
Our approach to equality is based on the following key objectives:
- 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.
Our Mission, Vision and Values
To achieve these objectives, we all support and apply the following guiding vision:
At St Mary’s, inspired by Christian values, we are proud of our achievements, determined to be the best we can be and caring for all of God’s creation.
Mission (what we will do)
- With St Mary’s Church, Brookside Methodist, and other local churches, we will further develop understanding of Christian values in action through worship and across the curriculum
- Through excellent teaching we will deliver an inspirational curriculum
- We will enable every child to make the very best progress
- We will work in partnership with children and families to further promote confidence and self esteem
- We will prepare children to confidently face the challenges of growing up in the 21st Century
- We will provide children with an understanding of local, national and global communities and faiths
Eliminating discrimination and other conduct that is prohibited by the Act
The information provided here aims to demonstrate that we give careful consideration to equality issues in everything that we do at St Mary’s Church of England Primary School. ‘Due regard’ ensures that we work towards eliminating discrimination, harassment and victimisation and other conduct that is prohibited by the Equality Act.
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 through:
- Adoption of the Single Equalities Policy
- Implementing our behaviour policy which ensures that all children feel safe at school
- Reporting, responding to and monitoring all racist incidents
- Regularly monitoring the curriculum to ensure that the curriculum meets the needs of our pupils and that it promotes respect for diversity and challenges negative stereotyping
- Ensuring that equality and diversity are embedded in collective worship.
- Teaching 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 and groups of children make rapid progress, and intervening when necessary
- Ensuring that all pupils have the opportunity to access extra-curricular provision