Thursday, 22 March 2012 11:40
The Equality Act 2010 states that all schools and public bodies must:
- Eliminate unlawful discrimination, harrassment and victimisation;
- Advance equality of opportunity for everyone;
- Foster good relations.
The Equality Act aims to make sure that people with certain characteristics are protected from discrimination. The protected characteristics/ groups are:
- Age, disability, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, pregnancy and maternity.
At John Ray Infant School we welcome our duties under the Equality Act 2010 and we are committed to ensuring equality of education and opportunity for all our pupils, staff, parents and carers.
Our school has considered how well we currently achieve these aims with regard to the eight protected equality groups. We have examined how we engage with the protected groups, identifying where practice could be improved; and the Senior Leadership Team has analysed and compared the achievement of all pupils and the protected groups.
We have set two objectives:
1. To narrow the gap in attainment in Writing between boys and girls by the end of Key Stage 1.
2. To narrow the gap in attainment in Reading, Writing and Mathematics between children achieving the lowest 20% achievement and the highest achieving children.