Equality & Diversity
Under the Equality Act 2010, we welcome 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 will not discriminate against, harass or victimise any pupil, prospective pupil, or other member of the school community because of their:
- Religion or belief
- Sexual orientation
- Gender reassignment
- Pregnancy or maternity
Aims to elimate discrimination
Pike Fold Primary School believes that a greater level of success from pupils and staff can be achieved by realising the uniqueness of individuals. Creating a prejudice-free environment where individuals feel confident and at ease is a commitment of the school. This environment will be achieved by:
- Being respectful
- Always treating all members of the school community fairly
- Developing an understanding of diversity and the benefits it can have
- Adopting an inclusive attitude
- Adopting an inclusive curriculum that is accessible to all
- Encouraging compassion and open-mindedness
Dealing with prejudice
Pike Fold Primary School does not tolerate any form of prejudice-related incident. Whether direct or indirect, we treat discrimination against all members of our school with the utmost severity. When an incident is reported, through a thorough reporting procedure, our school is devoted to ensuring appropriate action is taken and a resolution is put into place which is both fair and firm.
At Pike Fold, our pupils are taught to be:
- Understanding of others
- Celebratory of cultural diversity
- Eager to reach their full potential
- Aware of what constitutes discriminatory behaviour
The school’s employee’s will:
- Promote diversity equality
- Encourage and adopt an inclusive attitude
- Lead by example
Our School is committed to promoting equality, diversity and inclusion throughout its practice and creating a safe inclusive environment for all staff, pupils and parents and carers. This working group exists to support the effective development and implementation of the school’s equality, diversity and inclusion strategy.
The Group will:
- Raise awareness of and provide advice on issues of equality, diversity and inclusion
- Highlight points of concern and areas for action to the Senior Leadership Team
- Support the development and implementation of the Equality and Diversity Action Plan
- Monitor progress against the Equality and Diversity Action Plan
- Represent the views of the wider staff and parent and carer body
- Champion equality, diversity and inclusion throughout the school
- Be creative and proactive in finding ways in which a diverse range of cultures and can be promoted & celebrated within the school environment, with pupils and staff alike.
Current members are:
- Kim Nickson – SBM
- Alix Withey – TA - EYFS
- Chloe Weaver – Teacher - EYFS
- Keeley Starkie – TA - EYFS
- Helen Phelan – TA – KS2
- Emma Faram – TA EYFS
- Tom Currie – Teacher RP
- Stacy Armistead – TA KS1
Our Equality Objectives
1. Monitor annually patterns of attendance for various pupils with protected characteristics (updated annually as per contextual data – listed below)
School has clear information of patterns of attendance and exclusions of pupils with a variety of protected characteristic. Monitor from September ensuring these groups meet school target of 97%. Within the local community the EM groups has increased and as a school we must ensure children feel safe and secure when coming to school.
- Other Black African
- Black Nigerian
To achieve this objective we plan to collect information on levels of attendance and exclusion for pupils with protected characteristics compared to other pupils. Keep specific groups identified in line with school expected attendance of 97%. Identify any pupils within these groups that raise concern.
2. Improve outcomes and achievements for pupils with protected characteristics-Gender & EAL
Improve outcomes and achievements for pupils with protected characteristics. Compare data from 2018/19 to 2019/20, using SATs data.
- Boys Fell below the national in 2019
- Girls rose above the national in 2019 by: Reading 6% Writing in line, Maths 5%
- EAL pupils 2019 below national in reading, above National in writing by 5% and below national in maths
- Gender-2019 Girls above National 2019 in Reading and Maths at KS2
- EAL pupils 2019 above national in GD Maths by 6%
- Girls National 2019 Reading=78% Writing 85% Maths 79%
- Boys National 2019 Reading 69% Writing 72% Maths 78%
- EAL National 2019 Reading 69% Writing 77% Maths 80%
- 2020 SATs data not available due to non-testing of pupils.
To achieve this objective we plan to use APS/IDS to track progress and identify targets for improved achievement for boys, girls and EAL pupils against national for reading, writing & maths. Use the school internal tracking system to identify boys who need intervention.
3. Raise awareness with pupils and staff and have a representation within Pike Fold of staff with protected characteristics – LGBTQ+
To increase awareness to pupils in our school of a variety of people that need to work together in our community with protected characteristics (LGBTQ+) and that we represent people positively within the staff at school. To achieve this objective we plan to
- Increase number of LGBTQ+ staff in teaching positions in school to provide positive role models.
- Implement campaigns to develop positive attitudes of people with protected Characteristics
- Establish links with local organisations for people with disabilities.
- Raise awareness of different family structures and disabilities to all pupils in school.
- Raise awareness of the protected characteristics and varying types of discrimination with reference to the Equality Act 2010 and staff and pupils are aware of unacceptable behaviour.
4. Provide equality training to all staff and provide managerial equality training to each member of the Senior Leadership Team.
To provide, as a minimum, equality training in the form of Appendix A of the equality policy from September 21 and at annual intervals thereafter.
To provide the equality policy as part of the induction pack for all new starters from September 2021.
To provide Senior Leader(s) with Menopause champion training.
To raise awareness of the menopause within the workplace to promote equality and inclusivity.
To continually seek out any other relevant training relating to equality for all staff and senior leaders.