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Equality

Equality Statement and Objectives

Under The Equality Act 2010 and The Equality Act 2010 (Specific Duties) Regulations 2011 schools and governing bodies draw up equality objectives and annually publish information demonstrating how they are meeting the aims of the general public sector equality duty.

At Earlsfield School, we will continuously strive to ensure that everyone is treated with respect and dignity. Each person in our school will be given fair and equal opportunities to develop their full potential regardless of their gender, ethnicity, economic circumstances, cultural and religious background, sexuality, disability or special educational needs and ability.

We will not tolerate discrimination or harassment or any action or conduct that contravenes the Equality Act 2010 and we will challenge any behaviours that compromise this commitment. Earlsfield Primary School will work tirelessly to ensure that we foster good relations amongst the community and we will educate the pupils to understand and respect the views and characteristics of the diverse (and ever-changing) society that we live in.

The school works actively to promote equality and foster positive attitudes and commitment to an education for equality.

We will do this by:

  • Treating all those within the school community (e.g. pupils, staff, governors, parents and the community) as individuals with their own particular abilities, beliefs, challenges, attitudes, background and experience.
  • Creating and maintaining a school ethos which promotes equality, develops understanding and challenges myths, stereotypes, misconceptions and prejudices.
  • Encouraging everyone in our school community to gain a positive self-image and high self esteem.
  • Having high expectations of everyone involved with the whole school community.
  • Promoting mutual respect and valuing each other’s similarities and differences and facing equality issues openly and honestly.
  • Identifying, challenging and removing all practices, procedures and customs which are discriminatory and replacing them with practices that are fair to all.
  • Monitoring, evaluating and reviewing all the above to secure continuous improvement in all that we do.

In order to meet the statutory requirements to publish a Disability Equality Scheme and Gender Equality Scheme, we will:

  • Publish our plan on the school website;
  • Raise awareness of the plan through the school newsletter, assemblies, staff meetings and other communications

We make regular assessments of pupils’ learning and use this information to track pupil progress. As part of this process, we regularly monitor achievement by ethnicity, gender and disability, to ensure that all groups of pupils are making the best possible progress, and take appropriate action to address any gaps. Further reference should be made to the school’s Equality and Diversity Policy which incorporates Equal Opportunities, Race Equality, Gender Equality and actions to support and promote Community Cohesion.

The following objectives are cross referenced with the school’s Equality and Diversity Plan and the School Development Plan and will be monitored through Governor Committees and be reported back to the full Governors Meetings in Spring and Summer.

Outcomes for Pupils

The School Equality Policy states that its prime aims are:
  • To ensure that intervention, positive and preventative action is taken where necessary to ensure that all children have equal access to the curriculum.
  • To track data of all groups of pupils to address any gaps in attainment

The School Development Plan has as one its key objectives that all children make expected or better progress from their starting points.

This target is reported on to the Curriculum Sub Committee who analyse data on a termly basis by tracking the attainment and progress of various groups.

Teaching, Learning and Assessment

The School Equality Policy states that Earlsfield will maintain a Rights Respecting School ethos which promotes equality, celebrates diversity, develops understanding and challenges myths, stereotypes, misconceptions and prejudices.

The School Development Plan has as one of its key objectives that children will be inspired by a braod and engaging curriculum that meets the needs of all children.

This target is monitored by the Curriculum Sub Committee. A curriculum review is underway that ensures that all key aspects including safeguarding are built into our curriculum. You can review the curriculum through the Our Learning tab.

Personal Development, Behaviour and Welfare

The School Equality Policy states that one of its prime aims is to encourage everyone in our school community to gain a positive self-image and high self-esteem.

The School Development Plan  has as one of its key objectives to ensure that effective practice and provision in every class promotes the emotional well-being and mental health of the school community.

This target is monitored by the Children, Families and Community Sub Committee.  As a school we are working towards the wellbeing award by engaging children, staff and external stakeholders. You can read about this via the Wellbeing Matters page.

Leadership and Management

The School Equality Policy states that a prime aim is to have high expectations of everyone involved with the whole school community.

The School Development Plan  has as one of its key objectives to continue to provide opportunities for parents to support their child's learning through clear communication and high quality parent workshops.

This target is monitored by the Children, Families and Community Sub Committee. You can see the range of workshops we provide through the Parent Communication tab.