Equality Statement 2021
The Public Sector Equality Duty 2011 has three aims under the general duty for schools/academies and other settings:
1. To eliminate unlawful discrimination, harassment and victimisation and other conduct prohibited by the Act by removing or minimising disadvantages suffered by people due to their protected characteristics. The eight protected groups relate to race, disability, sex, gender reassignment, age, pregnancy and maternity, religion and belief and sexual orientation.
2. To advance equality of opportunity between people who share a protected characteristic and those who do not by taking steps to meet the needs of people from protected groups where these are different from the needs of other people.
3. To foster good relations between people who share a protected characteristic and those who do not by encouraging people from protected groups to participate in public life or in other activities where their participation is disproportionately low.
Equality Targets for St Mary’s Catholic Primary School for the School Year 2021-2022
The Equalities Act (2010) requires that schools and other public services show that they are advancing the equalities agenda by publishing objectives that are specific and measurable.
At St Mary’s Catholic Primary School we aim to provide an environment in which everyone involved in the school community is valued and has equality of opportunity. We are ambitious for all our pupils and seek to remove barriers to the progress of any pupil. The school makes all children feel welcome and free from discrimination irrespective of individuality, race, language, gender, class, lifestyle, religion, cultural background, age, sexual orientation or disability. This Equality of opportunity is concerned with justice for all, raising expectations, and enabling each individual to fulfil his or her potential.
We have adopted an inclusive policy based on the principle of entitlement. We believe that all children are entitled to:
•Pupils who are entitled to Pupil Premium Grant allocation to achieve levels of progress that are at least in line with other pupils.
•All SEN pupils to make at least expected progress
Our Equality Targets will be reviewed termly.
Please see our Equalities Policy 2021