Meeting the Public Sector Equalities Duty

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

November 2018

Eliminating discrimination

  •   Visits to places of worship of other faiths [in 2018-19 the children in Ys 4, 5 and 6 will visit a    Jewish synagogue, a Quaker meeting house and a Catholic church.]
  •   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 2018 survey – no highlighted issue]
  •   Anti bullying and Behaviour policies reviewed October 2018. [ Both reflect the principles in Preventing and Tackling Bullying DfE 7/17
  •   Whole school involvement in Anti Bullying week [November 2018]
  •   Annual SEND report to governors
  •   SEND policy and practice ensure parents are fully involved in agreed actions to support their child

 Advancing equality of opportunity

  •    Our school building is accessible to all [eg. 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 give 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 and weekly school assemblies 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