Equality Statement 2022
Kettlesing Felliscliffe Primary School fosters a welcoming, caring, stimulating and secure environment which encourages development in all aspects of children’s growth individuals. The nurturing of all within the school based on values of tolerance, care, concern and forgiveness enables the broadening of horizons and the development of children’s all round potential. Through our values and ethos, we provide a welcoming and inclusive environment where everyone is cherished and where all flourish.
We are committed to:
Equal access and treatment for everyone
- Being responsive to changing needs
- Educating and informing children, staff and parents about the issues in this policy
- Avoiding prejudice
- Promoting mutual respect, regardless of differences
- Working to an agreed code of conduct which can be modified, monitored and evaluated in accordance with current best practice in the area of equal opportunities
The Equality Act (2010) was introduced to combine the Sex Discrimination Act 1975, Race Relations Act 1976 and Disability Discrimination Act 1995. Previously public bodies were bound by these three sets of duties to promote disability, race and gender equality. In April 2011 these were replaced by a single public sector equality duty (known as the PSED or the equality duty). This new duty extends to all the aspects of a person's identity that are protected under the Equality Act 2010. These are known as protected characteristics and are:
- gender reassignment
- marriage and civil partnership
- pregnancy and maternity
- religion or belief
- sexual orientation.
Public bodies including schools and settings have a general duty to have due regard when making decisions and developing policies, to:
- Eliminate discrimination, harassment, victimisation and other conduct that is 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 across all protected characteristics – between people who share a protected characteristic and people who do not share it.
To help schools and maintained EYFS settings in England meet the general equality duty, there are two specific duties that they are required to carry out. These are:
- To publish information to demonstrate how they are complying with the equality duty.
- To prepare and publish one or more specific and measurable equality objectives.
Roles and responsibilities
The Governing Board will:
- Ensure that the equality information and objectives as set out in this statement are published and communicated throughout the school, including to staff, pupils and parents, and that they are reviewed and updated at least once every four years
- Delegate responsibility for monitoring the achievement of the objectives on a regular basis to the Executive Headteacher who will endeavour to ensure the objectives remain relevant and up to date.
The Executive Headteacher will ensure that
- Knowledge and understanding of the equality objectives are promoted amongst staff and pupils at Kettlesing Felliscliffe Primary School
- Monitor success in achieving the objectives and report back to the governors
Staff will ensure that
- Teaching and learning takes this policy into account
- Diversity will be recognised as a positive, rich resource for teaching, learning and the curriculum at Kettlesing Felliscliffe Primary School.
Equality Objectives 2022-2024
- To ensure equality of opportunity permeates the whole curriculum and ethos of the school
- To acknowledge and appreciate the richness and diversity of modern-day, British society in order to help prepare our children for their part in that society and to flourish.
- To continue to develop a positive attitude to equal opportunity by all staff, parents, helpers, governors, children and all who participate in the life of Kettlesing Felliscliffe Primary School.
- To continue to promote equality of opportunity as part of our enrichment curriculum including increasing the range of resources which depict positive images of people with protected characteristics.