Public Sector Equality Duty
At Ironville and Codnor Park Primary School we welcome our duties under the Equality Act 2010 to eliminate discrimination, advance equality of opportunity and foster good relations. We are committed to ensuring equality of education and opportunity for all children, staff, parents and carers, irrespective of their age, sex (gender), race, disability, religion or belief, gender reassignment, sexual orientation or pregnancy or maternity.
The Equality Act makes explicit our responsibility to have due regard to the need to:
- eliminate discrimination and other conduct that is prohibited by the Act;
- advance equality of opportunity between people who share a protected characteristic and people who do not share it;
- foster good relations across all characteristic- between people who share a protected characteristics and people who do not share it.
Staff and Governors are committed to promoting equality. This involves tackling the barriers which could lead to unequal outcomes so that there is equality of access and the diversity within the school community is celebrated and valued.
Ironville and Codnor Park Primary School prides itself on being an inclusive school that cares for every individual child.
We believe that equality at our school is delivered through our ‘Be Unique’ mission statement, and should permeate all aspects of school life and is the responsibility of every member of the school and wider community. Individual difference is seen as a positive feature in this school, where everyone is encouraged to see the strengths in others and encouraged to be an individual.
Equality Objectives 2022 - 2024
To promote cultural understanding and awareness of different religious beliefs between different ethnic groups within our school community by:
- continuing to develop a caring, tolerant and understanding community;
- preparing children for life in a diverse society in which children are able to see their place in the local, regional, national and international community.
To narrow the gap between the progress made by ‘all’ children and that made by ‘groups’ of children, such as those eligible for the Pupil Premium.
To narrow the gap of school attendance so it is more in line with national by reducing the number of absences for Key Stage Two girls.
The school has a range of policies which make explicit the school's long established commitment to actively promoting equality of opportunity for all. The main policies dealing with equality of opportunity are:
- Equality Policy;
- SEND Policy;
- Behaviour Policy
- Anti-bullying Policy;
- Accessibility Plan.
SHINE MAT Equality policy https://www.shine-mat.com/pupil-welfare/
Equality Act 2010 and schools https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/315587/Equality_Act_Advice_Final.pdf