In order for nations to flourish, equality and prosperity must be available to everyone - regardless of gender, race, religious beliefs or economic status. When every individual is self sufficient, the entire world prospers. Reduced Inequalities - Goal 10 - The Global Goals for Sustainable Development.
Limpsfield C.E. Infant School is an inclusive school where we ensure that equality of opportunity is available to all members of the school community. For our school this means not simply treating everybody the same but understanding and tackling the different barriers which could lead to inequalities. We value everyone as individuals and encourage them to respect each other, helping them to form and maintain positive and meaningful relationships.
We comply with the Public Sector Equality Duty Accessibility plan.
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.
At Limpsfield C.E. Infant School we believe that equality should permeate all aspects of school life and it is the responsibility of every member of the school and the wider community. Every member of the school community should feel safe, secure, valued and of equal worth.
We will ensure that we put in place a range of actions to eliminate prejudice, unlawful discrimination and victimisation for all children, staff, parents and carers, irrespective of race, gender, disability, belief, religion or socio-economic background.
To achieve this the school has identified the following key objectives:
Our Equality Objectives
Objective 1: We will educate about discrimination and prejudice and promote a harmonious environment.
Objective 2: We will ensure that all school communications and publications promote equality and that resources used in school combat any form of discrimination.
Objective 3: To raise levels of attainment in core subjects for vulnerable learners.
Objective 4: To review levels of parental and pupil engagement in learning and school life, across all activities to ensure equity and fairness in access and engagement.
In order to meet our objectives, the school has identified the following priorities:
Objective 1: Ensuring our curriculum rationale and design includes rich opportunities to educate our pupils about discrimination and prejudice. Promotion of a harmonious environment through our curriculum planning, daily teaching and use of high quality teaching materials and resources which represent equality of opportunity for all, regardless of protected characteristics.
Objective 2: Ensure that all school communications and publications promote equality for all and that curriculum resources and materials do not portray specific protected characteristics in a negative way and therefore combat any form of discrimination. A specific focus will be placed upon the reading materials used throughout the school (both reading scheme books and curriculum texts).
Objective 3: Using information we gather to identify underachieving groups or individuals, we plan targeted intervention to remove the barriers and raise their levels of attainment in core subjects. By carefully tracking and monitoring these interventions, we aim to diminish the gap between vulnerable learners and their peers. We will work closely with parents/carers of our vulnerable families to ensure a collaborative approach to learning.
Objective 4: We consider our parents/carers to be co-educators throughout their child's journey and we place strong emphasis on the good positive relationships we build with parents to ensure their success. We will provide bespoke workshops each half term to support parental engagement in learning and school life. Through consulting with parents/carers we ensure that we provide access for all.