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Equal Opportunities and Equality Objectives

Equal Opportunities and Equality Objectives

Pikemere 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

Roles and Responsibilities

The governing board of Pikemere Primary School will

  • Ensure that equality information and objectives are published on this page and communicated through school, including to staff, pupils and parents, and that they are reviewed and updated at least once every four years
  • Delegate responsibility for monitoring the achievement of the objectives on a daily basis to the headteacher

Public Sector Equality Duty

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.

Pikemere  Primary School is an inclusive school where we focus on the well-being and progress of every child and where all members of our community are of equal worth.
We believe that the Equality Act provides a framework to support our commitment to valuing diversity, tackling discrimination, promoting equality and fostering good relationships between people. It also ensures that we continue to tackle issues of disadvantage and underachievement of different groups.
 
Our approach to equality is based on the following key principles: 
1. All learners are of equal value
2. We recognise and respect difference
3. We foster positive attitudes and relationships and a shared sense of cohesion and belonging.
4. We observe good equalities practice in staff recruitment, retention and development.
5. We aim to reduce and remove inequalities and barriers that already exist.
6. We have the highest expectations of all our children.
 
Equality Information 2018/19
 
Number of pupils on roll at the school: 238
Age of pupils: 3 to 11
 

Information on pupils by protected characteristics


The Equality Act 2010 protects people from discrimination on the basis of protected characteristics. As every person has several of the protected characteristics, the Act protects everyone against unfair treatment.
The school collects information on protected characteristics as listed below.

Race/Ethnicity

White British                                                      96.1%

White – Any other white background                1.7%

Mixed – White & Black Caribbean                      0.6%

Mixed – Any other mixed background               1.1%

Asian or Asian British – Pakistani                      0.6%

Gender: 53.8% male, 46.2% female

Pupils eligible for Free School Meals (FSM): 6.2 %

Pupils eligible for Pupil Premium Funding – Disadvantage group: 8.1%

Pupils with Special Educational Needs (SEN) 7.6 %

Pupils with English as an Additional Language (EAL): 1.1 %

Looked after children: 0.5%

Through rigorous tracking and monitoring of individuals and of all the groups of children, including progress and attainment, and by providing equal opportunities to access the curriculum and activities, we aim to ensure that any gap in attainment for pupils within any of the above different groups is removed, or at least remains less than the gap nationally.

Eliminating discrimination and other conduct that is prohibited by the Act

The information provided here aims to demonstrate that we give careful consideration to equality issues in everything that we do at Pikemere Primary School. ‘Due regard’ ensures that we work towards eliminating discrimination, harassment and victimisation and other conduct that is prohibited by the Equality Act.

We are committed to working for equality for all our staff, parents/carers and children to meet our duties under the Equality Act 2010.

We eliminate discrimination by:

  • Adoption of the single Equality Scheme
  • Our behaviour policy, bullying prevention policy and Kiva work ensures that all children feel safe at school and addresses prejudicial bullying
  • Reporting, responding to and monitoring all racist incidents
  • Regularly monitoring the curriculum to ensure that the curriculum meets the needs of our pupils and that it promotes respect for diversity and challenges negative stereotyping
  • Teaching is of the highest quality to ensure children reach their potential and all pupils are given equal entitlement to success
  • Tracking pupil progress to ensure that all children make rapid progress, and intervening when necessary
  • Ensuring that all pupils have the opportunity to access extra-curricular activities
  • Listening to and monitoring views and experiences of pupils and adults 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

We advance equality of opportunity by:

  • Using the information we gather to identify underachieving groups or individuals and plan targeted intervention
  • Listening to parents/carers
  • Listening to pupils at all times

Fostering good relations across all characteristics – between people who share a protected characteristic and people who do not share it

 
We foster good relations by:

  • Ensuring that Pikemere Primary School is seen as part of the Alsager community
  • Ensuring that equality and diversity are embedded in the curriculum and in collective worship.

Equality Objectives 

 
At Pikemere Primary 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.
 
Objective 2: To raise levels of attainment in core subjects for vulnerable learners.
 
Objective 3: For pupils’ attitudes towards cultural diversity in different religions, ethnic and socio-economic groups locally, nationally and globally to be shown in their interest in exploring, gaining understanding and showing respect.

The local governing board will monitor these objectives on a regular basis.

Pikemere School Alsager
We all have the same goals and when we work together we can achieve them all.
Staff