Barrowby Church of England Primary School is committed to promoting the welfare and equality of all.
The school’s general duties with regard to equality are:
- 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.
In practise, due regard means that the governing body and the leadership team will be aware when making decisions or taking action. They will assess whether it may have implications for people with particular protected characteristics, as well as continue to consider equality implications before and at the time of policy development.
We welcome our duties under the Equality Act 2010 to eliminate discrimination.
As a school we celebrate difference and support each other so that everyone can reach their full potential regardless of disability, ethnicity, gender, religion, belief and sexual identify. In accordance with our School’s Vision, Values and Mission Statement we aim to:
- Continue to maintain the school’s position as a provider of high-quality education and provide development opportunities for all.
- Continue to support all stakeholders to contribute towards a happy and caring environment where all are valued and loved.
- Develop further appreciation and understanding of how differences are celebrated and valued.
Make your light shine, so that others will see the good that you do and
will praise your Father in heaven. Matthew 5:16
The 2010 Equality Act makes it an offense to discriminate against a person due to the 9 protected characteristic(s):
Age-A person belonging to a particular age (for example 32 year olds) or range of ages (for example 18 to 30 year olds).
Disability-A person has a disability if she or he has a physical or mental impairment which has a substantial and long-term adverse effect on that person's ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities.
Gender reassignment-The process of transitioning from one sex to another.
Marriage and civil partnership-Marriage is a union between a man and a woman or between a same-sex couple. Same-sex couples can also have their relationships legally recognised as 'civil partnerships'. Civil partners must not be treated less favourably than married couples (except where permitted by the Equality Act).
Pregnancy and maternity-Pregnancy is the condition of being pregnant or expecting a baby. Maternity refers to the period after the birth, and is linked to maternity leave in the employment context. In the non-work context, protection against maternity discrimination is for 26 weeks after giving birth, and this includes treating a woman unfavourably because she is breastfeeding.
Race-Refers to the protected characteristic of race. It refers to a group of people defined by their race, colour, and nationality (including citizenship) ethnic or national origins.
Religion and belief-Religion refers to any religion, including a lack of religion. Belief refers to any religious or philosophical belief and includes a lack of belief. Generally, a belief should affect your life choices or the way you live for it to be included in the definition.
Sex-A man or a woman.
Sexual orientation-Whether a person's sexual attraction is towards their own sex, the opposite sex or to both sexes.
At Barrowby Church of England Primary School no form of discrimination is tolerated.
We are an inclusive school where we focus on the equality, well-being and progress of all and where all members of our school family are of equal worth. Our approach to equality is based on the following key principles and includes:
Eliminate unlawful discrimination, harassment, victimisation
- Admissions Process
- Safer Recruitment
- Monitoring and Tracking/Safeguarding Practice
- Vision, values and ethos
Advance equality of opportunity
- Arts Summary
- British Values
- Collective Worship
- Diocesan Advisor Engagement
- Educational Visits/Visitors
- Extra-curricular activities including Sporting, Art and Cultural Events
- Locality Lead
- Pupil Leadership
- Pupil Outcomes
- Pupil Premium Support e.g. FSM/PP
- School Curriculum
- School Development Plan
- Sport Premium Report
- Well-being committees
Foster good relations
- Conscious role modelling by all adults in the school community
- GRACE School’s Collaboration
- Parental/Stakeholder Surveys
- Pupil Voice
- Staff/ pupil well-being
Legislation and Guidance
- The Equality Act 2010, which introduced the public sector equality duty and protects people from discrimination.
- The Equality Act 2010 (Specific Duties) Regulations 2011, which require schools to publish information to demonstrate how they are complying with the public sector equality duty and to publish equality objectives.