Equality

Teesville Primary School is committed to upholding all elements of the Equality Act October 2010.

We have adopted a Policy and through our action plan continually review and seek to improve our provision in this regard.

The new General Duty replaces the three existing public sector equality duties for disability, race and gender. It covers all protected characteristics and has three main aims requiring public bodies to have due regard to the need for:

1. Eliminate discrimination, harassment, victimisation and other conduct that is prohibited under the Equality Act 2010.

2. Advance equality of opportunity between persons who share a protected characteristic and persons who do not share it.

3. Foster good relations between persons who share a protected characteristic and persons who do not share it.

Teesville Primary School is committed to:

  • Dealing with and eliminating prejudiced based incidents
  • Closing the gap in attainment for all children
  • Engagement with local communities
  • Policies and practices that promote equality and address inequalities.

Appendix 1. Teesville Primary School Equality Objectives

Equality Objective

Detail of activities and timeline

Key Responsibilities

Success Criteria

Dealing with and eliminating prejudiced based incidents

Set expectations for all staff in briefings regarding this. All policies will be reviewed with an Equality Act statement of intent.

All staff and Governors

Communications Strategy meetings will demonstrate elimination and appropriate dealing with incidents.

Diminishing the difference

Inclusion Lead, PP working party and SENDCO group - vulnerable group focus. Meeting with specific focus on learning and outcomes for individual pupils. Prioritised within SLT monitoring and evaluation cycle. This will involve working with parents/carers and keeping them informed throughout. Ongoing pupil tracking and monitoring using tracking system within school identifying pupils who need additional support and designing programmes to enable enhanced attainment.

Head, IL, PP, Sendco/ Curriculum Governors

Identified pupils will achieve enhanced progress, self esteem and have accessed a range of additional provision. Termly assessment tracking data will demonstrate improvement.

Engagement with local communities

Establish greater links with contrasting schools to enable increased awareness of social and cultural differences.

Headteacher/Team Leaders/Staff

Through the established projects between schools increased social and cultural awareness is achieved. Pupil and teacher voice will be a key indicator.

Policies and practices that promote equality and address inequities.

All policies will be reviewed regularly reviewed and when due for update will include an Equality Act statement of intent

Teachers and Governors responsible for policy publication.

All school policies and procedures will have regard to and reflect the Equality Act 2010.