Equality

Rainford Church of England Primary School

Equality 

September 2021

Our school commitment

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.

At  Rainford CE Primary School

  • We try to ensure that everyone is treated fairly and respectfully
  • We want to make sure that our school is a safe and secure place for everyone
  • We recognise that people have different needs, and we understand that treating people equally does not always involve treating them the same
  • We aim to make sure that no-one experiences less favourable treatment or discrimination because of:
  • Their age
  • A disability
  • Their ethnicity, colour or national origin
  • Their gender
  • Their gender identity (they have reassigned or plan to reassign their gender)
  • Their marital or civil partnership status
  • Their being pregnant or having recently had a baby
  • Their religion or belief
  • Their sexual identity and orientation.
  • We recognise that some pupils need extra support to help them to achieve and be successful
  • We try to make sure that people from different groups are consulted and are involved in our decisions, especially pupils, parents and those of us who can be treated less favourably.

We welcome our duties

  • To promote community cohesion (under the Education and Inspections Act 2006)
  • To eliminate discrimination, advance equality of opportunity and foster good relations (under the Equality Act 2010)

We also welcome the emphasis of Ofsted inspections on the importance of accelerating the progress of pupils from groups who are underachieving.

As part of this we will:

  • Outline how we have due regard for equality and how we promote community cohesion
  • Publish our Equality Policy
  • Publish equality objectives to show how we plan to tackle particular inequalities and improve what we do

 

Our School Population

At Rainford C.E. Primary School, we believe that diversity is a strength, which should be respected and celebrated by all those who learn, teach and visit here. Our school is a Church of England Primary School, however we welcome children from all backgrounds, abilities, races and religions.

Our school population evidences the inclusive nature of our school.

In October 2021 we had 249 pupils on roll.

50% of our pupils are boys (124) and 50% are girls (125)

Our pupil population consists of children from British, Chinese, Thai, White and Black Caribbean, White and Black African, and other Asian ethnicities. We have 4 languages spoken as the children's first language in our school.

Although the majority of our pupils are from a Church of England background we also have pupils who are Catholic, from other Christian denominations, muslims and others identified as other or no religion.

We have children who are Autistic; have been assessed as dyslexic, have ADHD or have hearing impairments.

Our school has 16% pupils (39 pupils) entitled to Pupil Premium.

 

Our actions to meet our Equality Duty 

Each year, we evaluate what we have achieved against the Equality Act general duty to –

Eliminate unlawful discrimination, harassment and victimisation

  • Reviewed and updated
    • Behaviour Policy Autumn 2021
    • Anti-Bullying Policy Autumn 2021
    • Reviewed Equality Objectives Autumn 2021

Advance equality of opportunity

  • Pupil Premium Strategy 2021-2022 formulated, identifying issues and actions to be taken to tackle disadvantage.
  • Accessibility Plan produced 2019-2022
  • Reviewed and updated
      • Staff Pay Policy 2021

Foster good relations

  • Parent’s questionnaire - 98% of parents responded that their child felt safe and were well looked after. Parents noted that the school has supported children and families exceptionally well during recent lockdowns.
  • SEND Parent meetings are held throughout the school year 

We have agreed on the following Equality Objectives for 2021-2022

  • To ensure that ALL pupils make good progress from their starting points including vulnerable groups particularly disadvantaged and SEND pupils.

 

  • To close the gap in attainment between disadvantaged and non-disadvantaged pupils by end 2025.

 

  • To ensure that every class library has a range of books which promote diversity in its main characters by July 2022

  

  • To increase attendance of equality groups at extra-curricular activities.

 

  • By July, 90% of the staff will feel confident in responding effectively to prejudice-related bullying, as shown by the annual staff survey

 

 

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