Equality at Dothill Primary School
The Equality Act (2010) applies to all schools and trusts and, as the responsible body, governing boards have a duty to comply with the Act. The Act protects pupils and staff against discrimination, harassment, and/or victimisation based on the nine protected characteristics which are:
The Equality Act requires that schools:
- Prevent unlawful behaviour which includes both direct and indirect discrimination, harassment and victimisation.
- Advance equality of opportunity between people who share a protected characteristic and those who do not.
- Consult and involve those affected by inequality in the decisions that school takes to promote equality and eliminate discrimination.
- Publish equality information demonstrating compliance with the Act annually.
- Be aware of, and take into account, the public sector equality duty (PSED) when making decisions and taking action.
- Publish equality objectives every four years.
Equality Targets for Dothill Primary School for the School Year 2023 - 2024
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. 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.
We address these targets by:
- Regular pupil progress discussions identifying vulnerable groups and individuals for support and intervention.
- Developing teaching and learning that is tailored to individual needs thus ensuring good progress is sustained and achievement gaps are closed.
- Rigorous and specific targeted interventions for all children who require it.
- A specifically planned curriculum identifying a range of artists, scientists and other figures from cultures that reflect our Dothill demographic.
- Celebrating the diversity within Dothill through assembly and displays.