EQUALITY

 


Welcome to Equalities at Wheatfields Infants’ and Nursery School. 

At Wheatfields Infants’ and Nursery School we believe that everyone has the right to be treated with dignity and respect.  Treating people equally does not necessarily involve treating them all the same. We are fully committed to ensuring that there is equality of education and opportunity for all of our pupils, staff, parents and carers who attend this school irrespective of age (where appropriate), race, sex, disability, religion or belief, culture and special needs and / or disability, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, pregnancy or maternity. We are an inclusive school where all children can be proud of their identity and are able to participate fully in school life. Inclusion recognises a child’s right to  a broad, balanced, relevant and challenging curriculum which is appropriate to their individual interests, abilities and talents. At Wheatfield’s we plan a skills based curriculum that is hands on, fun, engaging and uses both the indoor and outdoor classroom.  Each year we organise and provide a range of educational experiences that will develop pupils’ knowledge and awareness and recognise their individuality.

We are proud of all of our children at Wheatfield’s. We take a great pride in ensuring that we know all of our children. We ensure all our pupils achievements and successes are monitored by race, gender and disability and we use this data in order to not only ensure we are continually raising standards but also that we offer the best education we can for each of our pupils. We believe that diversity is a strength which should be respected and celebrated by all who learn, teach, work and visit here.

You will find here information about how the school ensures it meets its Specific Equalities Duties (These are things our school must do).

The Public Sector Equality Duty requires our school to publish information about Equalities.

The Equality Act 2010 clearly states that the following groups must be taken into account.  People identified in the following groups are considered to have a protected characteristic.

Protected Characteristics

  • Age
  • Disability
  • Sex (gender)
  • Race (ethnicity)
  • Pregnancy and Maternity
  • Religion and Belief
  • Sexual Orientation
  • Transgender
  • Marriage and Civil Partnership

The information we publish and analyze must be clearly linked to the three aims (General Duties) of the Public Sector Equality Duty.  General Duties are the things that schools aim to achieve.

 General Duties

The three aims of the Public Sector Equality Duty 2011 are to:

Eliminate unlawful discrimination, harassment and victimisation and other conduct prohibited by the Act.
Advance equality of opportunity between people who share a protected characteristic and those who do not.
Foster good relations between people who share a protected characteristic and those who do not.

This means that as a school we must consciously think about these aims as part of our decision making process and pay due regard to equality issues within all of our key policies, planning and performance management.

Specific Duties

There are two specific duties that our school must adhere to, firstly to publish relevant, proportionate information demonstrating their compliance with the Equality Duty; and secondly to set themselves specific, measurable equality objectives.

Set Equality Objective – Action Plan January 2017 

Much of the information and analysis will relate to the school improvement plan, evaluations and student data – we intend to use the information to improve education for all groups in the school.  We want to make sure we know which pupils are doing well and less well so we can plan and improve.

 

We will ensure that every pupil irrespective of race, disability, gender, religion and belief or sexual orientation is able  to achieve high standards and that strategies are in place to tackle underachievement and to diminish the difference between boys and girls.

Please read this policy in conjunction with

Accessiblilty

Collective Worship

Drug Policy

Inclusion Policy

Intimate Care Policy

Sex Education

 

We will ensure that every pupil has access to the necessary teaching and support required to enable them to achieve their highest potential.

Please see our

E- safety policy

Home Learning Policy

Teaching and Learning  Policy

 

We will ensure that the schools procedures for managing behaviour are fair, effective and equitable.

Please see our Behaviour Policy

 

 We are an equal opportunities  employer. We believe that this provides good role models for our pupils.

Please see our

Code of Conduct

Confidentiality Policy

Safer recruitment Policy

Whistleblowing Policy