Public Sector Equality Duty
The Equality Act 2010 requires us to publish information that demonstrates that we have due regard for the need to:
Eliminate unlawful discrimination, harassment, victimisation and any other conduct prohibited by the Equality Act 2010
- Advance equality of opportunity between people who share a protected characteristic and people who do not share it
- Foster good relations between people who share a protected characteristic and people who do not share it.
We understand the principle of the Act and the work needed to ensure that those with protected characteristics are not discriminated against and are given equality of opportunity. We also actively promote Character Education across the curriculum and in every aspect of school life.
A protected characteristic under the act covers the groups listed below:
- gender reassignment
- maternity and pregnancy
- religion and belief
- sexual orientation
- Marriage and Civil Partnership
Morley Victoria Primary School is an inclusive school where we focus on the well-being and progress of every child and where all members of our community are of equal worth. The children and all key stakeholders are at the heart of everything we do. The protected characteristics are weaved through our PSHE curriculum and the day to day routines of life at Morley Victoria and also link to our work on British Values. The work we are undertaking towards achieving the Cultural Cohesion Quality Mark also directly links to this area too.
We believe that the Equality Act provides a framework to support our commitment to valuing diversity, tackling discrimination, promoting equality and fostering good relationships between people. It also ensures that we continue to tackle issues of disadvantage and underachievement of different groups.
Our approach to equality is based on the following key principles:
1. All learners are of equal value
2. We recognise and respect difference
3. We foster positive attitudes and relationships and a shared sense of cohesion and belonging.
4. We observe good equalities practice in staff recruitment, retention and development.
5. We aim to reduce and remove inequalities and barriers that already exist.
6. We have the highest expectations of all our children.
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:
Objective 1: To monitor and analyse pupil achievement by race, gender and disability and act on any trends or patterns in the data that require additional support for pupils.
Objective 2: To raise levels of attainment in core subjects for vulnerable learners.
Objective 3: To review levels of parental and pupil engagement in learning and school life, across all activities to ensure equity and fairness in access and engagement.
All of the above information is also discussed as part of staff induction to our school as it sits at the heart of everything we do. Equal opportunities for all is always discussed at safeguarding, inclusion and governors meetings too. If you would like more information surrounding this area please see our policies section or book an appointment to come in and see us.