Public bodies, including local-authority-maintained schools, are covered by the public sector equality duty in the Equality Act 2010.
At Broadway Infant School, we take this obligation very seriously and ensure that all our pupils can take part as fully as possible in every aspect of school life. We identify any barriers to learning that they may have and then work to overcome these so that each child can fulfil their potential.
We strive 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.
Our approach to equality is based on the following key principles:
- All learners are of equal value.
- We recognise and respect difference.
- We foster positive attitudes and relationships and a shared sense of cohesion and belonging.
- We observe good equalities practice in staff recruitment, retention and development.
- We aim to reduce and remove inequalities and barriers that already exist.
- We have the highest expectations of all our children.
Information on pupils by protected characteristics
The Equality Act 2010 protects people from discrimination on the basis of protected characteristics. Every person has several of the protected characteristics, so the Act protects everyone against unfair treatment. In order to ensure that all pupils are protected from discrimination, the school collects information on protected characteristics.
Number of pupils on roll at the school: 182
- Age of pupils: 4-7
- 54% male, 46% female
- Pupils with Special Educational Needs and Disability 6.6%
Any other Asian background 0.5%
Any other ethnic group 0.5%
Any other mixed background 1.1%
Any other white background 1.1%
Black African 1.1%
White British 92.3%
White and Asian 1.6%
White and Black Caribbean 1.1%
None recorded (did not answer) 24.7%
No religion 50%
Roman Catholic 0.5%
Greek orthodox 0.5%
Information on other groups of pupils
In addition to pupils with protected characteristics, we gather further information on the following groups of pupils:
- Pupils eligible for Free School Meals (FSM): 9.3%
- Pupils eligible for Pupil Premium Funding (FSM, forces, looked after, previously looked after) 13.2%
- Pupils with English as an Additional Language (EAL): 1.1%
- Young carers: 0%
- Looked after children: 1.1%
The following information aims to demonstrate that we give careful consideration to equality issues in everything that we do at Broadway Infant School. We are committed to working for equality for all our staff, parents/carers and children to meet our duties under the Equality Act 2010.
Eliminating discrimination and other conduct that is prohibited by the Act
- Our behaviour policy ensures that all children feel safe at school and addresses prejudicial bullying.
- We report, respond to and monitoring all racist incidents.
- Regular monitoring of the curriculum to ensure that the curriculum meets the needs of our pupils and that it promotes respect for diversity and difference.
- Provision of training and support for teachers to ensure that teaching is of the highest quality to ensure children reach their potential and all pupils are given equal entitlement to success.
- Pupil progress is tracked to ensure that all children make rapid progress, and intervening when necessary.
- Giving all pupils have the opportunity to access extra-curricular provision.
- Views and experiences of pupils and adults are listened to so we can to evaluate the effectiveness of our policies and procedures.
Advancing equality of opportunity between people who share a protected characteristic and people who do not share it
- Identify underachieving groups or individuals and plan targeted intervention.
- Encourage all parents/carers to get involved with school events and activities.
- Listen to parents/carers and providing support where needed.
- Listen to pupils at all times and providing support where needed.
Fostering good relations across all characteristics – between people who share a protected characteristic and people who do not share it
- Work hard to ensure that Broadway Infant School is seen as an important part of our local community.
- Provide opportunities for all members of the school community to come together and develop relations throughout the school.
- Ensure that equality and diversity are embedded in the curriculum.
Equality Objectives 2021-23
At Broadway Infant 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: To monitor and analyse pupil achievement by race, gender and disability
and act on any trends or patterns in the data that require additional support for pupils to raise levels of attainment and progress.
Objective 2: To remove the barriers to learning for pupils with SEND and ensure that their progress is in line with other children.
Objective 3: To continue to promote understanding and respect for diversity.