Public bodies including schools and settings have a general duty to have due regard when making decisions and developing policies to:
- Eliminate discrimination, harassment, victimisation and other conduct that is 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 across all protected characteristics – between people who share a protected characteristic and people who do not share it.
To help schools and maintained EYFS settings in England meet the general equality duty, there are two specific duties that they are required to carry out. These are:
- To publish information to demonstrate how they are complying with the equality duty.
- To prepare and publish one or more specific and measurable equality objectives.
At St Katherine's School & Nursery, our ethos vision and values, ensure that every pupil and teacher is given an equal opportunity to achieve. In addition, each individual is entitled to learn, teach or work in a supportive environment and to benefit from the diversity of our school community.
To meet these aims, we are committed to:
- Equal access and treatment for everyone
- Being responsive to changing needs
- Educating and informing children, staff and parents about the issues in this policy
- Avoiding prejudice
- Promoting mutual respect, regardless of differences
- Working to an agreed code of conduct which can be modified, monitored and evaluated in accordance with current best practice in the area of equal opportunities
Trust/School Equality Objectives
- Through our curriculum we ensure our pupils develop a good appreciation of difference and diversity by enhancing their understanding of other children who live in different places and who have a different culture and faith.
- Continue to ensure effective use of pupil premium, closely monitoring its impact on pupils to ensure good and outstanding achievement of our pupils compared to that nationally.
- Narrow any gaps in attainment between boys and girls in reading and maths.