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Equalities & Additional Intervention

鶹ԭ values statement

As a school, 鶹ԭ is a vibrant and diverse community, committed to striving for successful and positive outcomes for all our students. The Equality Act 2010 underpins our work on equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI). It lists the protected characteristics that we need to consider as age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, and sexual orientation. We recognise those with other characteristics which come within the scope of our EDI work to, such as socio-economic disadvantage, current or previous experience of care and caring responsibilities.

The Equality Act 2010 places a Public Sector Equality Duty on schools to:

  • Eliminate unlawful discrimination, harassment, and victimisation
  • Advance equality of opportunity between people who share a protected characteristic and people who do not share it
  • Foster good relations across all characteristics, between people who share a protected characteristic and people who do not share it

We define equality, diversity, and inclusion in the following ways:

Equality: ensuring that everyone has the same opportunity to succeed and achieve their aspirations

We do this by addressing individuals and the institutional barriers that stand in their way. We do not treat everyone the same but respond to individual need and then take positive action to gain equality for members of groups with protected characteristics and others who have faced past discrimination, prejudice, and stereotyping.

Diversity: ensuring that we celebrate difference rather than tolerate it

We do this by creating an environment where everyone feels valued and that they belong.

Inclusion: ensuring that everyone in our community can take a full part in the life of our setting

We do this by regularly reviewing the curriculum we offer, our information provision, our environment and all our policies and practices to ensure that the barriers to participation are removed and that reasonable adjustments are made.

At 鶹ԭ we believe that to be successful in terms of EDI we must:

  • Meet legal statutory duties with commitment from the leadership team and governors
  • Have processes in place to review policies and practices in terms of EDI
  • Take positive action to gain a workforce that reflects the local community, and ensures the on-going well-being of that workforce
  • Have a staff team trained to meet the needs of all children
  • Have strategies in place to monitor the outcomes of our pupils from specific equality groups and to close the gaps (e.g., in achievement, attendance etc.)
  • Engage effectively with equality communities and involve them in decision making
  • Regularly review the curriculum and resources in relation to all protected characteristics
  • Engage effectively with the range of parents/carers and local communities
  • Have learner and staff voice at the heart of our EDI work
Title Date
  • Equalities & Additional Intervention
    • 27/02/2024
      27/02/2024