At Leamington Community Primary School, we treat all pupils fairly and with respect. This involves providing access and opportunities for all pupils without discrimination of any kind. At Leamington Community Primary School, we are committed to establishing equality for all pupils, their parents, staff and other users of the school, irrespective of race, gender, disability, faith, religion, sexuality or socio-economic group. We recognise the protected characteristics in the Equality Act 2010.
Under the Equality Act 2010, we recognise our general duty to:
- Eliminate unlawful discrimination, harassment and 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 recognise our specific duties which assist us to meet our general duty:
- To annually publish information on how we are complying with the Equality Duty including to publish information on our school population (see School Improvement Plan: SDP-2020-21
- To publish equality objectives every four years, which show how we plan to tackle particular inequalities and reduce or remove them.
Our Equality Objectives:
- To provide a quality learning experience and curriculum which promotes the whole-school ethos of inclusion and equality for the whole-school community; We will achieve this by regularly reviewing our school curriculum and the resources we use. We will use assemblies to promote inclusion and equality and our behaviour policy will reinforce these values.
- To ensure that all pupils have equal access to the curriculum and are able to achieve the best possible outcomes; We will achieve this by assessing and tracking pupil progress across the school and identifying barriers to learning for individual children. The Headteacher, Assessment Lead and the school SENCO will monitor progress and work closely with staff to ensure provision is identified for children who require extra support to access the curriculum. We will also work with a range of external agencies to provide further, specialised support when needed.
- To protect the well-being of all pupils by challenging any non-inclusive views held by anyone within the school and wider community; We will achieve this by following a whole-school positive behaviour approach. All staff will actively challenge issues of discrimination and our curriculum will reflect such values. All incidents of discrimination will be dealt with according to school policy and will be recorded on the school’s CPOMs system. We will follow the Zones of Regulation approach to help support our children’s mental health and we have a dedicated Inclusion Team to help support our children’s wellbeing.
- To provide a learning environment that is accessible for all pupils, staff and visitors, including those with disabilities. We will achieve this by reviewing our accessibility plan annually to ensure our learning environment is accessible for all and making changes when needed. We will also seek advice from external agencies regarding any accessibility issues when required.
For further information regarding how we promote equality and inclusion for all, please see the following policies:
- Equal Opportunities Policy 2021
- SEND Policy 2020-21
- Accessibility Policy and Plan 2020-21
- Inclusion Policy 2021
- Racial Equality Policy 2021
- Positive Behaviour Policy 2021
For all school policies, please see our school policy page: School Policies
For further information on inclusion within school, please visit our ‘Inclusion Team’ page: Inclusion Team.