Equality Statement and Public-Sector Equality Duty
At Kirkby la Thorpe CE Primary Academy we are committed to developing a culture of both inclusion and diversity. We celebrate the ways in which we are all unique, made in the image of God, whilst highlighting the many ways in which we are all similar.
We are committed to ensuring equality of opportunity, in line with the Equality Act 2010, and endeavour for every child in our care to leave our school being the best that they can be and fulfilling their true potential.
Whenever significant decisions are made within our school, for example, regarding policies or day-to-day procedures, careful consideration is given to equality implications. ‘Due regard’ ensures that we work towards eliminating discrimination and that equality for all is promoted. We are committed to working for equality for all our staff, parents/carers and children to meet our duties under the Equality Act 2010.
Eliminate unlawful discrimination and any other conduct prohibited by the Equality Act 2010
We eliminate discrimination by:
· Ensuring that our policies, such as Behaviour and Discipline and Antibullying, outline how we keep our pupils safe and addresses prejudicial bullying;
· Reporting, responding to and monitoring all racist incidents;
· Monitoring the curriculum to ensure that it meets the needs of our pupils and that it 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 that interventions are used when necessary;
· Ensuring that all pupils have the opportunity to access extra-curricular provision; and
· Seeking and listening to views and experiences of the pupils and adults within our school to evaluate the effectiveness of our policies and procedures.
Advancing equality of opportunity between people who share a protected characteristic and people who do not share it
We advance equality of opportunity by:
Fostering good relations across all characteristics - between people who share a protected characteristic and people who do not share it
We foster good relations by:
In order to further support pupils, raise standards and ensure inclusive teaching, we have set the following objectives:
1: To monitor and analyse pupil progress and attainment for the following groups of pupils: gender, ethnic minority groups, English as additional language, SEND, pupil premium (including FSM, Ever 6 and Forces) and looked after children;
2: To act on any trends or patterns in the data for vulnerable learners, providing additional support where required to accelerate progress.
3: To monitor pupil attendance and provide support to address low attendance rates and persistent absence.
4: To develop increase pupils knowledge and understanding of discrimination by increasing the number of outside agencies (police, fire brigade, NSPCC, e-safety experts etc) to work with pupils.