Equality Objectives Statement

In order to comply with the Public Sector Equality Duty (PSED), school must publish their equality objectives statement – a declaration of aims that ensures equality for all members of the school’s community.

We aim to promote pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development, with special emphasis on promoting equality and diversity, and eradicating prejudicial incidents for pupils and staff. Our school is committed to not only eliminating discrimination, but also increasing understanding and appreciation for diversity.

Aims to Eradicate Discrimination

We believe that a greater level of success from pupils and staff can be achieved by realising the uniqueness of individuals.  Creating a prejudice-free environment where individuals feel confident and at ease is a commitment of the school. This environment will be achieved by:

  • Being respectful
  • Always treating all members of the school community fairly
  • Developing an understanding of diversity and the benefits it can have
  • Adopting an inclusive attitude
  • Adopting an inclusive curriculum that is accessible to all
  • Encouraging compassion and open-mindedness

We are committed to having a balanced and fair curriculum.  We believe that our pupils should be exposed to ideas and concepts that may challenge their understanding, to help ensure that pupils learn to become more accepting and inclusive of others.  Challenging and controversial concepts will be delivered in a way that prevents discrimination and promotes inclusive attitudes.  We will also respect the right of parents to withdraw their children from certain classes which pose conflicts to their own beliefs.

Dealing with Prejudice

We do not tolerate any form of prejudice-related incident. Whether direct or indirect, we do not tolerate discrimination against any members of our school. When an incident is reported our school is committed to ensuring appropriate action is taken and a resolution is put into place which is both fair and firm.

Our pupils are taught to be:

  • Understanding of others
  • Celebratory of cultural diversity
  • Eager to reach their full potential
  • Inclusive
  • Aware of what constitutes discriminatory behaviour

The school’s employees will not:

  • Discriminate against any member of the school community
  • Treat other members of the school community unfairly

The school’s employee’s will:

  • Promote diversity and equality
  • Encourage and adopt an inclusive attitude
  • Lead by example

Equality and Dignity in the Workplace

We do not discriminate against staff with regards to their:

  • Age
  • Disability
  • Gender reassignment
  • Marital or civil partner status
  • Pregnancy or maternity
  • Race
  • Religion or belief
  • Sex
  • Sexual orientation

Equality of opportunity and non-discrimination extends to the treatment of all members of the school community.  All staff members are obliged to act in accordance will the school’s various policies relating to equality.

We will guarantee that no redundancy is the result of direct or indirect prejudice.  All disciplinary procedures are non-prejudicial, whether they result in warnings, dismissal, or any other disciplinary action.

Prejudice is not tolerated and we are continuously working towards a more accepting and respectful environment for our school community.

Prior’s Mill CE Primary School Equality Objectives – December 2021

At Prior’s Mill CE 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:

Objective 1

Use performance data effectively to identify and respond to variations in attainment and achievement between children who may be affected by discrimination and a lack of equal opportunity and therefore could be described as vulnerable and their non-vulnerable peers.

Objective 2

Develop pupils’ understanding of identity, diversity, community and equality through embedding the revised school vision and reviewing and improving the curriculum and enrichment opportunities.

Objective 3

Increase staff understanding of equality and its implications on a day to day basis, and in this way reduce or remove inequalities throughout the school, particularly inequalities relating to the protected characteristics listed in the Act.

Monitoring and Review

These objectives will be reviewed annually and updated at least every four years. Information will be published on the school website annually.