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Grangetown Primary

Equality ACT Objectives

The Equality Act (2010) requires schools to demonstrate that 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.

Grangetown Primary School is an inclusive school where we focus on the well-being and progress of every child in a community where all members are of equal worth. The Equality Act provides a framework to support our commitment to promoting equality and diversity and to tackling issues of disadvantage and underachievement of different groups. We build the Equality Act objectives into our day to day professional practice, into the decisions we make and into the policies and procedures we devise and adopt.

Protected Characteristics and other Groups

In order to ensure that all children are protected from discrimination, the school collects information on protected characteristics (sex, race, disability, religion and belief, sexual orientation) as well as monitoring the attainment and progress of the following groups of pupils:

  • Pupils eligible for Free School Meals and/or Pupil Premium
  • Pupils with Special Educational Needs
  • Pupils with English as an Additional Language
  • Young Carers
  • Cared for Children
  • Other vulnerable groups.

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

We eliminate discrimination by:

  • Adhering to the Equality Act.
  • Adopting a School Behaviour Policy which enables all children to feel safe.
  • Adopting an Anti-Bullying Policy to ensure that children know that any prejudicial bullying is addressed.
  • Reporting, responding to and monitoring all prejudice related incidents.
  • Regularly monitoring the curriculum to ensure that it promotes respect for diversity and challenges negative stereotyping.
  • Ensuring teaching is consistently good so that all children can reach their potential.
  • Ensuring all children have opportunity to access extra-curricular provision. 

We advance equality of opportunity by:

  • Identifying underachieving children and plan targeted support and interventions.
  • Ensuring participation of the whole school community in the ongoing development of the school.
  • Ensuring that children’s views and experiences are listened to and that they inform our policies and procedures.

We foster good relations by:

  • Ensuring that Grangetown Primary School is actively involved in and at the heart of our community and that we get to know our families well.
  • Ensuring that Equality and Diversity are embedded in the whole curriculum.

Equality Objectives

  • To raise attainment of vulnerable children. 
  • To put systems in place to aid identification of Young Carers.
  • To increase the range of non-gender stereotyped resources in school.
  • To increase the range of resources which depict positive images of people with protected characteristics.

Updated April 2022.