Equality Objectives
Highcliffe Primary School Equality Objectives

Highcliffe Primary School recognises that the public sector equality duty has three aims and they are to:

  • Eliminate unlawful discrimination, harassment and victimisation and other conduct under the Act
  • Advance equality of opportunity between people who share a protected characteristic and those who do not
  • Foster good relations between people who have a shared characteristic and those who do not

Highcliffe Primary School is committed to promoting equality and diversity, providing an inclusive, caring and supportive environment, which is committed to the promotion of genuine equal opportunities for all. We recognise that every member of the School is regarded as of equal worth and importance, irrespective of their faith, culture, class, race, gender, sexuality and/or disability. The Equal Opportunities, Equality and Diversity statement builds on the core values of the School:

  • Respect
  • Resilience
  • Reciprocity
  • Reflectiveness
  • Resourcefulness
  • Reflection

 

Equality Objectives 2021-24

Objective

Action

Date

Staff & Governors fully understand the Equality Duty and the school’s responsibility

Staff training day including guest speakers, student speakers, group discussions, department pledges.

January 22

Governor meeting.

March 22

Increased understanding of the need for positive affirmation of LGBTQ+ staff and students

Staff training day.

Governor meeting.

January 22

March 22

Celebrating diversity events together

Harvest

World Mental Health Day

Black History Month

Interfaith Week

Diwali

International Human Rights Day

Christmas

LGBTQ+ History Month

International Women’s Day

World Down Syndrome Day

Autism Awareness Month

Eid

Disabilities Week

Diabetes Week

Pride Month

September/October 21

October21

October 21

November 21

November 21

December 21

December 21

February 22

March 22

March 22

April 22

May 22

June 22

June 22

June 22

Staff and pupils use appropriate pronouns to support wellbeing

Staff training day.

Staff bulletin information.

Trust Diversity newsletter.

January 22

December 21

December 21

PSHE lessons and assemblies.

Consistent use of behaviour policy to educate / sanction.

Ongoing

Reducing sexist and LGBTQ+-phobic language & encouraging pupils to be upstanding

PSHE lessons and assemblies.

Consistent use of behaviour policy to educate / sanction.

Ongoing

Diverse cultures are valued and understood

Global learning supports pupil understanding of the complex backgrounds of refugees, highlighting issues affecting Ukraine and Afghanistan at an age appropriate level.

Ongoing

Closing the academic gaps for SEND, Pupil Premium, Looked After Children and other vulnerable groups

Wide range of actions – see Development Plan.

Ongoing

Increasing the understanding of mental health

PSHE lessons, assemblies.

Mental Health First Aiders and Champions across the school.

Ongoing

Curriculum celebrates diversity and supports an understanding of equality issues

Trust and school work to review.

PSHE lessons and assemblies.

Mental Health First Aiders and Champions across the school.

Ongoing

Raised awareness and understanding for staff of barriers for colleagues who come from ethnic minority, LGBTQ+, disability or working-class backgrounds and the gifts which these characteristics bring to our school community

Diversity Research Group, sharing learning.

Diversity newsletter.

Staff training day.

PSHE lessons and assemblies.

Mental Health First Aiders and Champions across the school.

Ongoing

Termly

January 22

Ongoing

Ongoing

Staff with protected characteristics are supported to identify barriers to progression and enabled to overcome these

Performance management focus on barriers (practical and perceived) to progression.

October 21 and ongoing

 

Equality Objectives outcomes 2020-21

Objective

Action

Impact

Increased awareness of mental health

High priority within PSHE as pupils manage covid restrictions.

Pupils are supported with their mental health and given strategies to manage their own mental health concerns more effectively.

 

Pupils are more understanding of diversity and value difference

PSHE lessons and assemblies.

Increased understanding of selves and each other.

 

Celebrating diversity events together

World Mental Health week

Black History Month

International Human Rights Day

Harvest, Eid, Diwali and Christmas celebrations.

 

Pupils’ understanding, compassion & affirmation increased.

 

Pupils’ understanding of the complex background of global events is enhanced. Understanding the impact of covid ‘lockdown’ on families and friends.

‘Covid around the world’ - PHSE lessons on relationships and health.

Staff and pupils have an increased understanding of the global situation, and the anxieties of their peers in relation to this.

 

School is visually represented as a community which includes and values diversity at all levels

Increased use of diverse visuals on school websites, in recruitment materials, in school displays.

Staff and pupils increasingly see themselves as included and valued. Staff are increasingly recognising the opportunity for progression to all levels in the organisation.

 

         

For further information, please see:

Equalities Act 2010

Public Sector Equality Duty

LAT Single Equality Scheme