Church End Gedney Nr. Spalding Lincolnshire PE12 0BU Tel: 01406 362383 Fax: 01406 362383 Email: enquiries@churchend.lincs.sch.uk

Gedney Church End Primary SchoolEquality Objectives

Within the Lutton St Nicholas and Gedney Church End Federation we intend that our policies, procedures and learning opportunities should promote:

  • positive attitudes towards disabled people, good relations between disabled and non-disabled people, and an absence of harassment of disabled people
  • positive interaction, good relations and dialogue between groups and communities different from each other in terms of ethnicity, culture, religious affiliation, national origin or national status, and an absence of prejudice-related bullying and incidents
  • mutual respect and good relations between boys and girls, and women and men, and an absence of sexual and homophobic harassment

Admissions and exclusions

Our admissions and exclusion arrangements are fair and transparent, and do not discriminate on race, gender, disability or socio-economic factors.

Equal Opportunities for Pupils

We aim to provide all our pupils with the opportunity to succeed, and to reach the highest level of personal achievement. To do this, we will:

  • Use contextual data to improve the ways in which we provide support to individuals and groups of pupils;
  • Monitor achievement data by ethnicity, gender and disability and action any gaps;
  • Take account of the achievement of all pupils when planning for future learning and setting challenging targets;
  • Ensure equality of access for all pupils and prepare them for life in a diverse society;
  • Use materials that reflect the diversity of the school, population and local community in terms of race, gender and disability, without stereotyping;
  • Promote attitudes and values that will challenge racist and other discriminatory behaviour or prejudice;
  • Provide opportunities for pupils to appreciate their own culture and celebrate the diversity of other cultures;
  • Seek to involve all parents/carers in supporting their child’s education;
  • Encouraging classroom and staffroom discussion of equality issues which reflect on social stereotypes, expectations and the impact on learning;
  • Including teaching and classroom-based approaches appropriate for the whole school population, which are inclusive and reflective of our pupils

Equal Opportunities for Staff

We are committed to the implementation of equal opportunities principles and the monitoring and active promotion of equality in all aspects of staffing and employment.

All staff appointments and promotions are made on the basis of merit and ability and in compliance with the law. However we are concerned to ensure wherever possible that the staffing of the school reflects the diversity of our community.

As an employer we need to ensure that we eliminate discrimination and harassment in our employment practice and actively promote equality across all groups within our workforce.

Addressing prejudice and prejudice-related bullying

The school is opposed to all forms of prejudice which stand in the way of fulfilling our legal duties:

  • prejudices around disability and special educational needs
  • prejudices around racism and xenophobia, including those that are directed towards religious groups and communities, for example antisemitism and Islamophobia, and those that are directed against travellers, migrants, refugees and people seeking asylum
  • prejudices reflecting sexism and homophobia.

We keep a record of prejudice-related incidents and, if requested, provide a report to the local authority about the numbers, types and seriousness of prejudice-related incidents at our school and how they are dealt with.

Reasonable Adjustments

Lutton St Nicholas and Gedney Church End are fully inclusive schools and we aim to meet the needs of all our stakeholders.  Where reasonable adjustments are necessary for a pupil, parent/carer of member of staff to access the school environment and/or curriculum we will go to great lengths to make reasonable adjustments and seek advice from Outside Agencies.  In order to fulfil our legal duties, our Accessibility Plan outlines the strategies in place to make our school fully accessible.

Legal Requirements

Equality Act 2010

The Equality Act makes it unlawful for the responsible body of a school to discriminate against, harass or victimise a pupil or potential pupil:

  • in relation to admissions,
  • in the way it provides education for pupils,
  • in the way it provides pupils access to any benefit, facility or service, or
  • by excluding a pupil or subjecting them to any other detriment

It is unlawful for a school to discriminate against a pupil or prospective pupil by treating them less favourably because of their:

  • sex
  • race
  • disability
  • religion or belief
  • sexual orientation
  • gender reassignment
  • pregnancy or maternity

Current Data (June 2019)

Gender:

Lutton St Nicholas 56% male, 44% female

Gedney Church End 53% male, 47% female

Pupils eligible for Free School Meals (FSM):

Lutton St Nicholas 9%

Gedney Church End 25%

Pupils eligible for Pupil Premium Funding:

Lutton St Nicholas 13%

Gedney Church End 28%

Pupils with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND):

Lutton St Nicholas 13%

Gedney Church End 17%

Pupils with English as an Additional Language (EAL):

Lutton St Nicholas 4%

Gedney Church End 2%

Looked after children:

Lutton St Nicholas 3%

Gedney Church End 0%

Equality Objectives

The school’s equality objectives:

At Lutton St Nicholas and Gedeny Church End Primary Schools, 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: To review levels of parental and pupil engagement in learning and school life, across all activities to ensure equity and fairness in access and engagement.