Public bodies including schools and settings have a general duty to have due regard when making decisions and developing policies. Hextable Primary School aims to meet its 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
- We believe that all students have the potential to achieve highly and learn effectively. This confidence in the learning capacity of all students will be reflected in curriculum design and delivery.
- The curriculum will be both broad and balanced. A range of core learning will be experienced by all students. Students will also have the opportunity to select some areas of study according to their individual learning needs and interests. In this way students will experience a personalised curriculum.
- The curriculum will, through its range of experiences, promote respect and understanding of diversity and different cultures and religions.
- The school will provide support, within the resources that it possesses, to ensure access and achievement for students who have Special Additional Educational Needs, English as an additional language, or find difficulty with certain aspects of their learning programmes.
- ensure that gifted and talented students are challenged in lessons, and, like all our students, have their particular attainment monitored on a regular basis.
- support the progress of vulnerable students with cognisance of the particular needs of students who are looked after, asylum seekers, young carers, or from a background of social deprivation.
- Diversity will be celebrated in school, using a variety of methods including work in lessons, assemblies and display work.
Objective 1: Undertake an analysis of recruitment data and trends with regard to race, gender and disability by October, and report on this to the staffing and pay sub-committee of the governing board.
Objective 2: MGGS will monitor and evaluate the attainment and progress of all students in all year groups with specific reference to significant groups which will include ethnicity, gender, first language, special educational needs, FSM eligibility.
Objective 3: Prepare, implement and evaluate a pupil premium strategy to remove any potential barriers to participation or success related to disadvantage.
Objective 4: Include the 'Two Ticks' positive about people with disabilities symbol on all job adverts, application forms and information by January 2019, to help address the under-representation of people with disabilities in the school workforce.
You can read our School Equality Policy in more detail by clicking here.