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Equality Statement

The Governors and staff of Queensway Infant Academy & Nursery are committed to the principle and practice of equality of opportunity.

We have an inclusive ethos which means all staff, pupils and parents work together to ensure that everyone, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, disability or social background can thrive.  This is based on the following 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.

Our community is predominately white British but we also serve pupils and their families from other backgrounds. Alongside our commitment to valuing the cultural inheritance of all the pupils in the school, the lack of diversity in our immediate area highlights the need to develop our pupils understanding and appreciation of equality and diversity in both the school and wider British society.

Through our PSHE, RE and assembles, we ensure our pupils consider and value diversity and celebrate different cultural inheritances, even if they have little direct experience of them.

Pupils are taught to respect and celebrate difference and understand that everyone, regardless of race, gender, sexuality or disability has equal value. Staff model respect and understanding in all their dealings within school. Empathy and care for others are part of our core values.

Equality Objectives

Objective

Which group(s) with protected characteristics will this benefit/

Actions and who will be involved?

Timescale

Which general duty/ies will it address?

How will we measure our success?

To promote cultural development and understanding through a rich range of experience, both in and beyond the school

Disability,

Gender,

Race,

Religion or belief,

Sexual orientation,

Gender reassignment,

Programme of visits to include places of worship and larger towns and cities

Programme of visitors organised for assemblies to share different faiths and cultures

Senior Leadership Team, RE subject leader,

Ongoing

Eliminate unlawful discrimination, harassment and victimisation and other conduct prohibited by the Act.

Pupils in the Federation will have a wider experience of a divergent society

Children understand that they are part of a multi- faith society and learn the values of other religions

To ensure that all pupils are given similar opportunities with regards to after-school clubs and activities

Disability,

Gender,

Race,

Religion or belief,

Analysis of register of attendance. Parents and pupil questionnaire.

Pastoral Support Leader/Wellbeing Leader

Parent & pupil questionnaires – Autumn term 2019

Re-visit questionnaires  Summer term 2020

Advance equality of opportunity between people who share protected characteristics and those who do not

Increase of attendance to after-school clubs.

All disadvantaged children attend at least one club or activity during the year.

To ensure the school environment is accessible as possible to all pupils, staff and visitors.

Disability,

Gender,

Keep accessibility plan up to date (see plan)

SENDco, Health and Safety Governor

Ongoing

Advance equality of opportunity between people who share protected characteristics and those who do not

All pupils able to access learning and environment

Actively close gaps in attainment and achievement between pupils and all groups of pupils; especially students eligible for free-school meals, students with special educational needs and disabilities and looked after children

Disability,

Gender,

Race,

Modify provision appropriately in order to meet all children’s needs and interests.

Improve parental engagement by coming into school and being part of the learning experience

Class teachers, SENCo, parents

Ongoing 

Advance equality of opportunity between people who share protected characteristics and those who do not

The gap between SEN pupils and non SEN pupils will be narrowed