Equality Statement

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.

These following observations taken from our most recent inspections provide evidence of this awareness.

 “Relationships between staff; between staff and pupils and between pupils’, is very special. There is a strong sense of caring about each other which is founded on the strong values of the school and the Christian ethos”

External School Audit report December 2014

 “The school has a strong ethos of caring and sharing, with being part of a team as a strong feature, this leads to everyone caring about each other in lessons, in corridors and around the school”

External School Audit report December 2014

  “The school’s caring atmosphere promotes pupils’ social, moral, spiritual and cultural development extremely well. As a result, the school is an extremely harmonious community”

The Ofsted Report October 2012

       “The warm, caring Christian ethos of the school enables pupils to feel valued and respected”

 SIAS Report July 2011 

 * Protected Characteristics

  •          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)

 

Equality Objectives

2018 2019

Development Objective 8

To review and revise the PSHE policy and scheme of work for teaching and learning

To ensure all protected characteristics from the equalities act are positively promoted in school.

Reasons for this development:  A new programme of study for PSHE has been released by the local authority. There have also been advancements made in the literature for primary schools relating to LGBT+ community. The current policy and scheme has been in place for some years and needs to be updated to reflect these new developments.

Success Criteria

New scheme is in place and being used for planning, teaching and learning across the school.

New resources required to support the scheme are incorporated into the classroom teaching.

Teaching and learning in PSHE is strong across the school and linked to our values

2017 2018

Development Objective 8

To further develop the celebration of diversity within the British Values programme; the core school values; the curriculum; and resources and displays across the school

Reasons for this development:  The foundations of a good link has been established between us and our link school. This can now be developed further so that the children can continue to learn from the experiences of children in a very different environment

 

 

Success Criteria

Pupils are fully aware of diversity within the local and wider communities and are inclusive in attitude and approach. Diverse texts are used on a regular basis by all staff including within the homework set.

 2016 2017

Development Objective 20

To ensure that diversity is celebrated more explicitly within the values, curriculum, resources and displays across the school

Reasons for this development:  Radicalisation is an increasing issue within education. Whilst we are a predominantly white British community and extreme radicalisation is not necessarily and immediate threat, we have a duty to promote positive role models and demonstrate that Britain is made up of a wide range of religions, ethnicities and beliefs, but that our core school values are shared within these communities.

 

Success Criteria

 There is a clear ethos of equality of opportunity and diversity within the school and all members of the community work together to discuss and prevent any direct or indirect discrimination and pupils do not tolerate any prejudice. Staff are vigilant and encourage open discussion from pupils.

 

 

 

 

Development Objective

To further develop our links with St. Charles School in Kenya

Reasons for this development:  In 2014-2015, the school council successfully created a link to a school in Kenya.

 

Success Criteria

 More of the school community are involved in corresponding with the pupils at St. Charles School in Kenya. Links are further developed and strengthened during the coming year.