Equality Objectives

Equality Objectives

The general equality duty is set out in Section 149 of the Equality Act 2010. In summary, those subject to the general equality duty must have due regard to the need to:

  1.  Eliminate unlawful discrimination, harassment and victimization
  2. Advance equality of opportunity between different groups
  3. Foster good relations between different groups

Having due regard to equality considerations means that whenever significant decisions are being made or policies developed, thought must be given to equality implications.

Regulations associated with the Act introduced specific duties for schools:

     (a)  To publish information to demonstrate how they are complying with the Public Sector Equality  Duty 

     (b)  To prepare and publish equality objectives

 

The Governing Body has set the following equality objectives for the four years commencing 2017. These will be monitored by the Governing Body regularly, and reviewed annually.

 

Objective

Action

Narrow the gaps in attainment between boys and girls, particularly in Writing in Years 1-4

Ensure group level data is presented to Curriculum Committee and scrutinised by governors

Provision to be continually monitored by senior leaders

 

Ensure effective use of Pupil Premium, closely monitoring its impact on disadvantaged pupils

 

Number of Pupil Premium pupils working above age-related expectations to increase between 2016-17 and 2017-18

Curriculum Committee to monitor progress and attainment of pupils receiving Pupil Premium funding

Finance Committee to monitor impact of expenditure covered by Pupil Premium funding

Headteacher’s Report to Governing Body to provide termly update on progress and attainment of disadvantaged pupils

Impact statement to be updated annually and uploaded to school website

 

Improve knowledge, skills and attitudes amongst staff and pupils in order to better recognise and appreciate difference and diversity in culture, religion and gender.

Training and continual professional development – constantly updating staff knowledge in order to enrich the curriculum

Value of educational visits in broadening pupils’ understanding