Equalities and Equality Targets
Equality Targets for Dothill Primary School for the School Year 2020 - 2021
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 Dothill Primary School, we are committed to ensuring that our targets reflect the school aims and ethos, assisting all pupils to achieve their maximum potential through progression and attainment.
At Dothill Primary School we are committed to ensuring equality of education and opportunity for all pupils, staff, parents and carers, irrespective of race, gender, disability, belief, religion or socio-economic background.
In order to further support pupils, raise standards and ensure inclusive teaching, we have set the following objectives:-
Our equality targets are as follows:
- To monitor and analyse pupil achievement by race, gender and SEND and act on any trends or patterns in the data that require additional support for pupils.
- To promote understanding and respect for differences by identifying opportunities in the curriculum to look at other cultures/countries, study famous people from ethnic minorities and with a variety of abilities and to celebrate diversity.
The Public Sector Equality Duty 2011 has three aims under the general duty for schools/academies and other settings:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.