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Equality Objectives

Public Sector Equality Duty

The Equality Act 2010 requires Reddal Hill Primary School to publish information that demonstrates that we have due regard for the need to:


  • Eliminate unlawful  discrimination, harassment, victimisation  and any other conduct prohibited by the Equality Act 2010
  • Advance equality of opportunity between people who share a protected characteristic and people who do not share it
  • Foster good relations between people who share a protected characteristic and people who do not share it.


Reddal Hill Primary School, is an inclusive school where we focus on the well-being and progress of every pupil and where all members of our community are of equal worth.


We believe that the Equality Act provides a framework to support our commitment to valuing diversity, tackling discrimination, promoting equality and fostering good relationships between people. It also ensures that we continue to tackle issues of disadvantage and underachievement of different groups.


Our approach to equality is based on the following key principles:


1. All learners are of equal value;

2. We recognise and respect difference;

3. We foster positive attitudes and relationships and a shared sense of cohesion and belonging;

4. We observe good equalities practice in staff recruitment, retention and development;

5. We aim to reduce and remove inequalities and barriers that already exist; and

6. We have the highest expectations of all our children.


Information on pupils by protected characteristics

The Equality Act 2010 protects people from discrimination on the basis of protected characteristics. Every person has several of the protected characteristics, so the Act protects everyone against unfair treatment.

In order to ensure that all pupils are protected from discrimination, the school collects information on protected characteristics.


Information on other groups of pupils

In addition to pupils with protected characteristics, we gather further information on the following groups of pupils:

  • Pupils eligible for Free School Meals (FSM)
  • Pupils with Special Educational Needs (SEN)
  • Disadvantaged group (PP)
  • Pupils with English as an Additional Language (EAL)
  • Young carers
  • Looked after children
  • Other vulnerable groups


Eliminating discrimination and other conduct that is prohibited by the Act

The information provided here aims to demonstrate that we give careful consideration to equality issues in everything that we do at Reddal Hill Primary School. ‘Due regard’ ensures that we work towards eliminating discrimination, harassment and victimisation and other conduct that is prohibited by the Equality Act.


We are committed to working for equality for all our staff, parents / carers and pupils to meet our duties under the Equality Act 2010.

We eliminate discrimination through:

  • Our behaviour policy ensures that all pupils feel safe at school and addresses prejudicial bullying, including on-line bullying;
  • Reporting, responding to and monitoring all racist incidents;
  • Regularly monitoring the curriculum to ensure that the curriculum meets the needs of our pupils and that it promotes respect for diversity and challenges negative stereotyping;
  • Teaching is of the highest quality to ensure pupils reach their potential and all pupils are given equal entitlement to success;
  • Tracking pupil progress to ensure that all pupils make rapid progress, and intervening when necessary;
  • Ensuring that all pupils have the opportunity to access extra-curricular provision; and
  • Listening to and monitoring views and experiences of pupils and adults to evaluate the effectiveness of our policies and procedures.


Advancing equality of opportunity between people who share a protected characteristic and people who do not share it

We advance equality of opportunity by:

  • Using the information we gather to identify underachieving groups or individuals and plan targeted intervention;
  • Ensuring participation of parents / carers and pupils in school development;
  • Listening to parents / carer; ands
  • Listening to pupils at all times.


Fostering good relations across all characteristics - between people who share a protected characteristic and people who do not share it

We foster good relations by:

  • Ensuring that Reddal Hill Primary School is seen as a community school within our local community; and
  • Ensuring that equality and diversity are embedded in the curriculum and in collective worship.


Equality Objectives

At Reddal Hill Primary School, we are committed to ensuring equality of education and opportunity for all pupils, staff, parents and carers, irrespective of race, gender, disability, belief, religion or socio-economic background.


In order to further support pupils, raise standards and ensure inclusive teaching, we have set the following objectives:


Objective 1: To promote spiritual, moral, social and cultural development through all appropriate curricular opportunities, with particular reference to issues of equality and diversity;

Objective 2: To reduce prejudice and increase understanding of equality through direct teaching across the curriculum;

Objective 3: To ensure that a secure, safe and fair environment exists in which children including in particular, those with protected characteristics as defined by the Equality Act, 2010, may develop self-esteem and sense of purpose, in order for them to make at least good progress;

Objective 4: To promote cultural development and understanding through a rich range of experience, both in and beyond the school;​​​​​​

Objective 5: To tackle prejudice and promote understanding in relation to people with disabilities;

Objective 6:To ensure implementation of Public Sector Equality Duty (PSED).


Equality Information and Objectives Policy

Sandwell Local Authority Equality Policy

Sandwell Local Authority Accessibility Strategy