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.
It is against the law to discriminate against anyone because of:
- being or becoming a transsexual person
- being married or in a civil partnership
- being pregnant or on maternity leave
- race including colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin
- religion, belief or lack of religion/belief
- sexual orientation
These are called ‘protected characteristics’.
Neston 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.
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
- To monitor and analyse pupil achievement by race, gender and SEND.
- Act on any trends or patterns that indicate the requirement of additional support for pupils
- To raise the attainment levels of vulnerable learners in core subjects
- To remove the barriers faced by some parents and pupils when engaging in learning and school life.
- Encourage parental involvement in all aspects of school life
- Ensure equity and fairness in access and engagement
- To ensure our core school values of Strive for Excellence, Take Pride, Respect All, Show resilience and Be kind underpin all that we do in school.
- Promote diversity and understand differences through our enhanced curriculum
Our curriculum includes the NO OUTSIDERS programme of work created by Andrew Moffat who worked with the staff and children in January 2024.