Public Sector Equality Duty (PSED)
All Saints CofE Primary School is an inclusive school where all are welcome. We celebrate diversity and champion equality. Everybody who enters our school behaves in a way which respects the protected characteristics of the Equality Act 2010.
Public bodies, including local-authority-maintained schools, are covered by the public sector equality duty in the Equality Act 2010 and the Equality Act 2010 (Specific Duties) Regulations 2011.
At All Saints CofE Primary School, we take this obligation very seriously and ensure that all our pupils can take part as fully as possible in every aspect of school life. We identify any barriers to learning that they may have and then work to overcome these so that each child can fulfil their potential.
We strive 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.
All Saints CofE Primary School is committed to ensuring equality of provision throughout the school community. To achieve this, our equality objectives 2023 - 2027 are as follows:
Ensure tolerance and respect towards individuals who identify with any of the protected characteristics:
- Ensure regular analysis of any negative behaviour incidents to identify any patterns related to protected characteristics, e.g. racism, and ensure any necessary action is taken to mitigate this, e.g. further education, involvement of parents/carers etc
- Respond to world news/current affairs issues (related to any individuals/protected characteristics) through assemblies or PSHE sessions
- Continue to promote the school’s position regarding equality through communication channels with parents/carers so that there is a shared appreciation of diversity and/or British Values
- Ensure that our curriculum offers children opportunities to study and meet role models that reflect the diversity of our school community
- Use staff CPD to promote understanding of how we can support children within school with protected characteristics
Implement further systems and support so that access to and engagement with school for EAL (English as an additional language) families is equitable:
- Offer coffee mornings and informal support to families, including using external agencies and speakers so that families are aware of the support on offer to them. Promote and advertise these in different languages.
- Use school based interpreters when available communicating with parents face-to-face or over the phone.
- Use online translation tools to translate newsletters and key communications (including our school website) when required.
- Offer access to reading books in home languages as well as English.
- Adapt our ‘welcome pack’ for families new to the UK and those with limited English so that key information is available to them in a format that is more easily accessible.
Further widen and deepen our pupils’ knowledge of non-Christian and non-religious beliefs and world views to better reflect the diverse character of our school community and promote religious tolerance:
- Provide regular opportunities for collective worship within school.
- Include additional opportunities for children to learn about non-Christian and non-religious world views with the RE curriculum.
- Provide opportunities for children to visit and learn about places of worship from all religions.
- Increase children’s awareness and knowledge of non-Christian holy days celebrated by our school community.
You can download our Public Sector Equality Duty (PSED) Policy below.
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