Public Sector Equality Duty (Updated July 2017)
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
- 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.
Equality Information for Rillington Primary School:
Number of pupils on roll at the school: 99
Age of pupils: 3 – 11
Information on pupils by protected characteristics
The Equality Act 2010 protects people from discrimination based on protected characteristics. Every person has several of the protected characteristics, so the Act protects everyone against unfair treatment.
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 with Special Educational Needs (SEN)
- Disadvantaged group including - Pupils eligible for Free School Meals (FSM)
- Other vulnerable groups including - pupils with English as an Additional Language (EAL), young carers, looked after children
White - British 100%
57% male, 423 female
Pupils eligible for Free School Meals (FSM): 15%
Pupils eligible for Pupil Premium Funding – Disadvantage group: 17%
Special educational needs:
Pupils with Special Educational Needs (SEN): 32%
Other vulnerable groups:
Pupils with English as an Additional Language (EAL): 0%
Young carers: 0%
Looked after children: 2%
Through rigorous tracking and monitoring of individuals and of all the groups of children, including progress and attainment, and by providing equal opportunities to access the curriculum and activities, we aim to ensure that any gap in attainment for pupils within any of the above different groups is removed, or at least remains less than the gap nationally. The information provided here aims to demonstrate that we consider equality issues in everything that we do. ‘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 children to meet our duties under the Equality Act 2010.
We eliminate discrimination by:
- Adoption of the single Equality Scheme
- Our behaviour policy ensures that all children feel safe at school and addresses prejudicial 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 children reach their potential and all pupils are given equal entitlement to success
- Tracking pupil progress to ensure that all children make rapid progress, and intervening when necessary
- Ensuring that all pupils could access extra-curricular provision
- 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/carers
- 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
To further support pupils, raise standards and ensure inclusive teaching, we have set the following objectives. These are reviewed annually (July) by the Local Governing Board.
Equality objectives review updated July 2022