Meeting the Public Sector Equalities Duty

Statement of how we are meeting the aims of the Public Sector Equalities Duty  

November 2017

Eliminating discrimination

  •   Visits to places of worship of other faiths [in 2017-18 the children in Ys 4, 5 and 6 will visit a    Sikh gurdwara and an Islamic mosque.]
  •   Raise awareness of cultural events from other faiths through displays, assemblies and topic work
  •  All new parents are asked to complete a questionnaire highlighting any issues, views or circumstances in respect of the nine protected characteristics [July 2017 survey – no highlighted issue]
  •   Anti bullying and Behaviour policies reviewed October 2017 to take account of Preventing and Tackling Bullying DfE 7/17
  •   Whole school involvement in Anti Bullying week [November 2017]
  •   Annual SEND report to governors
  •          SEND policy and practice ensure parents are more involved in agreed actions to support their child

 Advancing equality of opportunity

  •    Building accessible to all [main door release changed to allow wheelchair users to exit]
  •    Analysis of achievement data has not raised any issues for individual groups

Fostering good relations

  •     Regular Parent forums allow all members of our parent body opportunities to raise and discuss issues of concern
  •    Annual parent survey which feeds into parent forums and policy reviews
  •    Come and Share afternoons for early years parents and carers
  •    Church services to which whole community are welcomed
  •    Communications system in place [ie Weekly bulletin, annual dates given at start of academic year]
  •    Representatives from across our community are invited to the Annual School Development Evening

 Equality considerations in decision making

  • Risk assessments show where actions are taken to ensure activity is equally accessible to all