As well our our accessibility plan above which contributes to our public sector equality duties, below you can also find the single equalities scheme. Both the accessibility and equalities plans are reviewed regularly by governors and staff, and progress against each objective is evaluated annually.
We have a robust system in place to manage hate incidents in school, which are also logged with the local authority.
We have strong links with our Family of Schools, which has enabled joint work to promote Equality and Diversity.
Finally, you can also find our inclusion policy below which outlines how we meet our equality objectives.
We consult with pupils, parents, staff and community when reviewing our accessibility plan and inclusion policy.
The Equality Act 2010 requires us to publish information that demonstrates that we have due regard for the need to:
Ashfield Primary School is an inclusive school where we focus on the well-being and progress of every child and where all members of our community are of equal worth.
We believe that the Equality Act provides a framework to support our commitment to valuing diversity, tackling discrimination, promoting equality and fostering good relationships between people. It also ensures that we continue to tackle issues of disadvantage and underachievement of different groups.
Our approach to equality is based on the following key principles:
1. All learners are of equal value
2. We recognise and respect difference
3. We foster positive attitudes and relationships and a shared sense of cohesion and belonging.
4. We observe good equalities practice in staff recruitment, retention and development.
5. We aim to reduce and remove inequalities and barriers that already exist.
6. We have the highest expectations of all our children.
The Equality Act 2010 protects people from discrimination on the basis of protected characteristics. Every person has several of the protected characteristics, so the Act protects everyone against unfair treatment.
In order to ensure that all pupils are protected from discrimination, the school collects information on protected characteristics.
In addition to pupils with protected characteristics, we gather further information on the following groups of pupils:
The information provided here aims to demonstrate that we give careful consideration to equality issues in everything that we do at Ashfield Primary School. ‘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:
We advance equality of opportunity by:
We foster good relations by:
At Ashfield Primary School, we are committed to ensuring equality of education and opportunity for all pupils, staff, parents and carers, irrespective of race, gender, disability, belief, religion or socio-economic background.
In order to further support pupils, raise standards and ensure inclusive teaching, we
have set the following objectives:
Objective 1: To monitor and analyse pupil achievement by race, gender and disability and act on any trends or patterns in the data that require additional support for pupils.
Objective 2: To raise levels of attainment in core subjects for vulnerable learners.
Objective 3: To review levels of parental and pupil engagement in learning and school life, across all activities to ensure equity and fairness in access and engagement.