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Equalities

At Buckingham Park Primary School, we are committed to ensuring equality of education and opportunity for all pupils, staff, parents and carers receiving services from the school, irrespective of race, gender, disability, faith or religion or socio-economic background. We aim to develop a culture of inclusion and diversity in which all those connected to the school feel proud of their identity and able to participate fully in school life.

The achievement of pupils will be monitored by race, gender and disability and we will use this data to support pupils, raise standards and ensure inclusive teaching. We will tackle discrimination by the positive promotion of equality, challenging bullying and stereotypes and creating an environment which champions respect for all.

At Buckingham Park Primary School we believe that diversity is a strength, which should be respected and celebrated by the whole community.

Aims

We are committed to meeting our obligations under the public sector equality duty by having due regard to the need to :

  • Eliminate discrimination and other conduct that is 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 across all characteristics - between people who share a protected characteristic and people who do not share it

Legislation and guidance

This document meets the requirements under the following legislation:

The Equality Act 2010, which introduced the public sector equality duty and protects people from discrimination

The Equality Act 2010 (Specific Duties) Regulations 2011, which require schools to publish information to demonstrate how they are complying with the public sector equality duty and to publish equality objectives.

This document is also based on Department for Education (DfE) guidance: The Equality Act 2010 and schools.

Our Equality Objectives for 2017/18 are :

  • To effectively support children so that measureable progress is made by all, including those in vulnerable groups
  • To ensure the school environment is as accessible as possible to pupils, staff and visitors
  • To positively tackle prejudice and promote understanding in relation to any member of our school community and the wider community, who has disabilities
  • To ensure that all pupils are given similar opportunities with regards to after school clubs and activities
  • To allow equal access to information for all parents/carers
  • To promote cultural development and understanding through a rich range of experiences, both in and beyond the school

 

To read our School Equalities Policy follow this link.