Public Sector Equality
Public Sector Equality Duty
The general equality duty sets out the equality matters that schools need to consider when making decisions that affect pupils or staff with different protected characteristics. This duty has three elements. In carrying out their functions public bodies are required to have ‘due regard’ when making decisions and developing policies, to the need to:
1. Eliminate discrimination, harassment, victimisation and other conduct that is prohibited by the Equality Act 2010.
2. Advance equality of opportunity between people who share a protected characteristic and people who do not share it.
3. Foster good relations across all protected characteristics – between people who share a protected characteristic and people who do not share it.
The protected characteristic under the act covers the groups listed below:
-Race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin;
-Sex (including transgender);
-Maternity and pregnancy;
-Religion and belief;
-Sexual orientation; and
-Marriage and civil partnership (for employees).
Equality Objectives 2017-18
|• To diminish the difference between different groups||
Attainment and progress gaps between groups of pupils are diminished
|• To help children learn that difference and diversity are valued and welcomed||
New PSHCE scheme is used in all year groups
Number of racist incidents continues to be very small
|• To ensure pupils are punctual and attend school consistently||
Attendance targets and action plan objectives are met
|• To ensure teachers differentiate learning in order that individual pupils can achieve||
Half termly pupil meetings show needs of pupils are being met
Increase % of pupils making at least expected progress
|• To provide additional support for vulnerable pupils who are at risk of under achieving||
EWB team established to support vulnerable pupils
|• To make sure that success in school is not dependent upon being able bodied, belonging to any particular culture, gender, social class, sexual orientation, family circumstance or majority group||Half termly pupil meetings show needs of pupils are being met|
|• To make sure every adult in school is able to fulfil their role without hindrance and with every support and assistance.||Clear job descriptions and regular meetings with team leaders. Staff appraisal shows targets being met|