Public Sector Equality Duty
The Equality Act 2010 requires us to publish information that demonstrates that we have due regard for the need to:
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:
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:
Advancing equality of opportunity between people who share a protected characteristic and people who do not share it
We advance equality of opportunity by:
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:
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).