Parkend Primary School
The small school with BIG ideas!
Our equality objectives are:
Public Sector Equality Duty
The Equality Act 2010 requires schools to publish information that demonstrates that we have due regard for the need to:
Specific Duties under the Public Sector Equality Duty
To publish information which demonstrates our compliance with the need to have due regard for the three aims of the General Duty
To prepare and publish specific and measurable objectives which we will pursue over the coming years to achieve the three aims
This scheme sets out the steps the Governing Body will take that will result in improved outcomes for all members of the school community in all aspects of school life, taking positive action to promote equality.
Definition of ‘due regard’ and how we aim to comply with the principles of the general duty
1: While making a decision that might affect an equality group, the decision-maker must have regard to the three aims of the Act at the time. This cannot be done in retrospect, nor can it be delegated
2: The duty will be exercised with rigour and with attention to relevant evidence, including that derived from consultation with staff and the wider community
3: The duty is continuing, so we will revisit it and bear it in mind constantly
4: We will keep records to show that the equality duties have been considered on each occasion
At Parkend Primary School, we are committed to ensuring equality of opportunity for all pupils, staff and parents irrespective of race, gender, disability, belief, sexual orientation, age or socio-economic background. We aim to develop a culture of inclusion and diversity in which all those connected to the school feel proud of their identity and ability to participate fully in school life.
We tackle discrimination through the positive promotion of equality, by challenging bullying and stereotypes and by creating an environment which champions respect for all.
At Parkend Primary School, we believe that diversity is a strength which should be respected and celebrated by all those who learn, teach and visit us.
We provide all our pupils with the opportunity to succeed and to achieve the best that they cant. We do this by:
Our admissions arrangements are fair and transparent and do not discriminate on the grounds of race, gender, religion, belief, disability and/or socio-economic background.
All staff appointments and promotions are made on the basis of merit and ability and in compliance with the law. We are keen to ensure that the staffing of the school reflects the diversity of our community.
The school has a full and separate Equalities Policy. Please consult this for further details if you wish.