Equality and Diversity
The Equality Act 2010 requires us 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.
On the 5th April 2011 the Public Sector ‘Equality Duty’ came into force. This duty replaced the existing Race, Disability and Gender Equality Duties.
The 3 aims of the Equality Duty are:
- To eliminate unlawful discrimination, harassment and victimization and other conduct prohibited by the Act by removing or minimizing disadvantages suffered by people due to their protected characteristics. The eight protected groups relate to race, disability, sex, gender reassignment, age, pregnancy and maternity, religion and belief and sexual orientation.
- To advance equality of opportunity between people who share a protected characteristic and those who do not by taking steps to meet the needs of people from protected groups where these are different from the needs of other people.
- To foster good relations between people who share a protected characteristic and those who do not by encouraging people from protected groups to participate in public life or in other activities where their participation is disproportionately low.
At Albrighton Primary School and Nursery we are committed to eliminating discrimination and encouraging diversity. We are committed to ensuring equality of education and opportunity for all pupils, staff, parents and carers receiving services from our school, irrespective of race, gender, sex, disability, faith or religion or socio-economic background. We aim to continue to develop a culture of inclusion and diversity in which all those connected to the school feel proud of their identity and able to participate fully in school life constantly shown respect from others.
The achievement of pupils will be monitored by race, gender and disability and we will use our findings to support pupils, raise standards and ensure inclusive teaching. We will tackle discrimination by the positive promotion of equality, challenging bullying and stereotypes and creating an environment, which champions respect for all. At Albrighton Primary School and Nursery, we believe that diversity is a strength, which should be respected and celebrated by all those who learn, teach and visit here. We will make reasonable adjustments to ensure that the school environment is as accessible as possible.
Equality Targets for Albrighton Primary School and Nursery 2022-2024
The Equalities Act (2010) requires that schools and other public services show that they are advancing the equalities agenda by publishing objectives that are specific and measurable.
At Albrighton, we are committed to ensuring that our targets reflect our school aims and ethos, assisting all pupils to achieve their potential (Only our Best Will Do) through an inclusive, engaging approach to children’s welfare, progress and attainment. We believe that equality of access hinges not on treating all pupils in the same way, but on taking positive action to redress the inequalities faced by some pupils and adapt what we do to meet the needs of all our pupils.
Our Equalities targets are as follows:
Albrighton Primary School and Nursery Equality Objectives Jan 2023- Jan 2026 (Reviewed yearly)
- We will ensure that all stakeholders involved in our school (pupils, parents, governors and all staff) have an increased understanding of the protected characteristics and how we teach about these at Albrighton, in order to reduce prejudice and increase understanding of equality.
- We will raise standards in education, helping to advance equality of opportunity and continue to narrow the gap in attainment in all subjects between different groups e.g. boys and girls, SEND and non-SEND, FSM non-FSM, and RAF and non-RAF.
- We will promote spiritual, moral, social and cultural development though all appropriate curricular and extracurricular opportunities to increase our pupil’s understanding of diversity and reduce prejudice, increasing understanding of equality.