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Equality Objectives

Equality Objectives

 

Equality Objectives for Westonzoyland Primary School

- March 2018

    

1.      Increase the awareness and access to cultural diversity for all children at Westonzoyland Primary School.

 

2.      Increase the understanding of children at the school with regards to disabilities and other special educational needs.

 

3.      Increase the understanding of children at the school with regards to discrimination and bullying, and how their behaviour and interaction with others (peers and wider groups/individuals) can be perceived.

 

4.      To identify and narrow the gap of under-achieving groups of children within the school.

 

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

 

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