Schools are required to publish information, which is updated annually, showing how they comply with the Equality Duty and set at least one equality objective every 4 years. The need to advance equality of opportunity is defined in the Equality Act 2010.
How we comply to the equality duty
At Central Primary School, we are committed to ensuring equality of opportunity and equity for all pupils, staff, parents and carers irrespective of race, gender, disability, belief, sexual orientation, age or socio-economic background. We aim to develop a culture of inclusion and diversity in which all those connected to the school feel proud of their identity and ability to participate fully in school life. The curriculum has been developed to ensure that this links throughout the education delivered at Central Primary School.
We tackle discrimination through the positive promotion of equality, by challenging bullying and stereotypes and by creating an environment which champions respect for all.
At Central Primary School, we believe that diversity is a strength which should be respected and celebrated by all those who learn, teach and visit us.
Equality in Teaching and learning
We provide all our pupils with the opportunity to succeed and to reach the highest level of personal achievement. We do this by:
- Ensuring equality of access for all pupils and preparing them for life in a diverse society
- Using materials that reflect the diversity of the school, population and local community without stereotyping
- Promoting attitudes and values that challenge any discriminatory behaviour or prejudice
- Providing opportunities for pupils to appreciate their own culture and celebrate the diversity of other cultures
- Seeking to involve all parents in supporting their child’s education
- Utilising teaching approaches appropriate for the whole school population which are inclusive and reflective of our pupils.
Equality in Admissions and Exclusions
Our admissions arrangements are fair and transparent and do not discriminate on the grounds of race, gender, religion, belief, disability and/or socio-economic background.
Equal Opportunities for Staff
All staff appointments and promotions are made on the basis of merit and ability and in compliance with the law. We are keen to ensure that the staffing of the school reflects the diversity of our community.
We encourage applications from all parts of the community to apply for jobs or to volunteer at our school. We particularly welcome disabled and LGBTQ+ applicants as these groups are currently under-represented in our school community.
Learning & Teaching Objective: To ensure a fair representation of diverse identities in the classroom.
- Central Primary School has a rich history of cultural and social diversity. Our aim is for the curriculum that the children are learning to represent this diversity. This will be done by working with the Learning & Teaching lead and developing the curriculum to ensure coverage of Equalities and British Values.
Well being Objective: To promote engagement with extra curricular activities amongst disadvantaged groups.
- Central Primary School provide a range of extra-curricular activities, which are monitored for attendance. Our aim is for more children from disadvantaged groups/background attend these provisions. This will be done by analysis of attendance data and promoting to specific groups.
Community Objective: To promote parent/guardian engagement to support learning.
- At Central Primary School, we want to engage with all aspects of a child's life. To do this, we aim to engage further with the parents/guardians of the school to support the learning of the children.