Equality and accessibility
The Equality Act 2010 requires schools to publish information that demonstrates that we have due regard for the need to:
Milstead and Frinsted C of E Primary School is an inclusive school committed to ensuring equality of provision throughout the school community. We focus on the well-being and progress of every child within an environment 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:
In order to ensure that all pupils are protected from discrimination, the school collects information on protected characteristics (see policy) as well as the following groups of pupils:
Our objectives detail how we ensure equality is applied to:
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.
Adopting a School Positive Behaviour Managament system and Anti-bullying policy which ensures that all children feel safe at school and that any prejudicial bullying is addressed
Reporting, responding to and monitoring all racist incidents thoroughly
Regularly monitoring the curriculum to ensure that it meets the needs of all pupils and that it promotes respect for diversity and challenges negative stereotyping
Ensuring teaching is of the highest quality so that children reach their potential and all pupils are given equal entitlement to success
Tracking pupil progress to ensure all children make good progress, intervening when necessary
Ensuring all pupils have the opportunity to access extra-curricular provision
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
Using the information we gather to identify underachieving groups or individuals and plan targeted intervention
Ensuring participation of parents/carers and pupils in school development
Listening to parents/carers
Listening to pupils at all times
Ensuring that Milstead and Frinsted Primary School is seen as a community school within our local area
Ensuring that equality and diversity are embedded in the curriculum and in collective worship.
In order to further support pupils, raise standards and ensure inclusive teaching, we have set the following objectives:-
Equality Action Plan - Milstead and Frinsted School
Accessibility Plan - The Village Academy
Accessibility Plan appendix- Milstead and Frinsted School
Equality and Diversity Policy and Single Equality Scheme - The Village Academy