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Westonzoyland Primary School ‘Achieving, Learning and Growing Together’

Equality Objectives

Equality Objectives


These objectives were drawn up by our student voice group.  They have also agreed to monitor our progress against these targets.


  • To ensure that at least each term, issues around equality and discrimination are covered in all classes and children are given the opportunity to ask any questions they may have.


  • At the start of each new year, to ensure that any class that has a child with a first language other than English (EAL) has important classroom words and reading texts available in their first language.  All children within the class should be taught knowledge of basic words (such as hello, please, thank you and help) in that language and be familiar with these words by the end of the first term.  This will be with the knowledge and support of the child/ren and families involved.


  • To ensure that in any review of the behaviour policy, racism or other forms of discrimination remain the equivalent of a ‘red card’ offense where parents must be informed.


  • To ensure that by Christmas (and then check each year) that the library and all class reading areas contain books about people from different backgrounds including (culture, race, gender, disability and family structures).  Teaching resources and people studied should also include those from diverse backgrounds.


       No Outsiders (No-outsiders)

We subscribe to the ‘No Outsiders’ scheme to celebrate differences, using the phrase ‘All different, All Welcome.’ The scheme provides an inclusive education, promoting community cohesion to prepare young people and adults for life as global citizens. Weekly assemblies are delivered to meet the ‘No Outsiders’ objectives and teachers have a range of books and lesson plans that they use within PSHME lessons to promote the ‘No Outsiders’ message.




Statement on The Public Sector Equality Duty


Our policies help to ensure that Westonzoyland School provides an innovative, diverse and creative curriculum that inspires and motivates all learners to do achieve their potential, regardless of their age, disability, gender, gender identity, ethnicity, religion/beliefs, attainments or background. The school has a responsibility to carry out the Equality Duty for school. The Equality Act 2010 replaced 9 major Acts of Parliament as well as almost 100 sets of regulations dealing with equality and discrimination. The Act provides a single, consolidated source of discrimination law, covering all types of discrimination which are unlawful. The Act covers all aspects of school life to do with how a school treats pupils and prospective pupils, parents and carers, employees and members of the community.


Everything a school does must be fair, non-discriminatory and not put individuals or groups of people at a disadvantage. In particular, a school must not discriminate, harass or victimise a pupil or potential pupil in relation to:

  • Admissions
  • The way it provides education for pupils
  • How it provides pupils access to any benefit, facility or service
  • Excluding a pupil


The role of Governors

The Governing Body is responsible for ensuring that the school meets the requirements of equality legislation through the following steps:

  • Ensuring the school takes all reasonable steps to ensure that it's employees do not carry out unlawful discriminatory actions or behaviour
  • Supporting and guiding the school to have "due regard" for equality in all its functions
  • Ensuring the school complies with the Equality Duty