Equality Statement and Objectives

Equality Duty

The Head teacher, Staff and Governors of Frieth CEC school are aware of their responsibility under the Equality Act 2010, which requires schools to have due regard to the need to:

  • Eliminate discrimination, harassment and victimisation and all 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 characteristics- between people who share a protected characteristic and people who do not share it.

 Protected Characteristics under the Equality Act 2010

  •          Age
  •          Disability
  •          Gender reassignment
  •          Marriage and Civil Partnership
  •          Pregnancy and Maternity
  •          Race (colour, nationality and ethnic or national origin)
  •          Religion or belief (including lack of belief)
  •          Sex (gender)
  •          Sexual Orientation (heterosexual, homosexual, lesbian and bisexual)

The full 'Equalities and Cohesion' Policy is available to download below. 

Equality Objectives 2023 - 2024

Continued Development Objective  

For children to learn about different cultures through the text chosen in the English Curriculum.

Reasons for this development: With there being a lack of cultural diversity within the school, along with key stakeholders we thought about what the 'children might be missing' and adapted our curriculum. Texts were chosen by all teachers with a focus on ensuring children were educated around Britain as a multicultural society.

Success Criteria 

To embed the English Curriculum which includes culturally diverse texts across all year groups.


Continued Development Objective 

To continue to build relationships with members of the community from different religious backgrounds.

Reasons for this development: A visit to each major place of worship has been mapped out on the R.E. long term plan.

Success Criteria

All children will have visited the place of worship for the 5 main religions by the time they have left Frieth.


Development Objective 

To increase participation of disadvantaged pupils in after-school sporting activities.

Reasons for this development: It is widely recognised that disadvantaged children's mental health and wellbeing in particular has been impacted the most by the lockdowns/ COVID. We wish to address this by funding disadvantaged pupils extra-curricular sporting activities at school.

Success Criteria

Disadvantaged pupils will have access to range of extra-curricular sporting activities.


Development Objective 

To reduce any detriment caused to vulnerable groups from the National Lockdowns.

Reasons for this development: The National Lockdowns have been difficult for all pupils, but particularly for those who are vulnerable. Our disadvantaged, EAL and SEND children have found the nature of remote learning difficult, even when supported in school. We wish to address this by assisting children who have fallen behind to 'catch up' when schools return. 

Success Criteria

Vulnerable pupils who fell behind during lockdowns are supported to make accelerated progress towards the attainment of their peers.