Aiming for Excellence Through Faith and Learning

 

 

Equality objectives 2013 - 2014

Equality Act

Alice Ingham RC Primary School is committed to promoting an ethos that safeguards the dignity and well-being of everyone and encourages practices that take into account the rights of individuals to be treated with dignity and respect.

Alice Ingham RC Primary School will not tolerate any form of discrimination, harassment and victimisation directed at anyone, and will have due regard to the need to promote equality, as required by the 2010 Equality Act.

1. Our specific duties

We have two Specific Duties under the 2010 Equality Act:

         To publish information to demonstrate our compliance with the general duty to promote equality

         To prepare and publish one or more equality objectives

We have therefore prepared this document to show what we do to promote equality of opportunity and highlight the equality objectives we have prepared.

 

2. Our objectives for the year 2013-2014 are:

  • a)  To treat all children as equal, regardless of their religion or beliefs
  • b)  To ensure that all children are included regardless of their race or ethnicity

 

Type of Information used to achieve objective

 

a)

  • Our admissions policy allows children from all faiths to be a part of our community
  • Multi-faith cultures are studied throughout the school and our library stocks resources on a diverse range of religions.
  • Multi-faith religious festivals are acknowledged and respected (e.g. Eid/Ramadan) and members of staff have access to a quiet room for prayer purposes if required. 
  • Children are given equal opportunities to take part in our Catholic school celebrations and religious festivals, regardless of their own religious beliefs.  

 

b)

  • Our school Anti-bullying and Behaviour Policies and our observance of the UN Conventions Rights of the Child promote the safety and security of all children within our school environment, regardless of their race or ethnicity.
  • Our school population data provides us with information on the diversity of our school populace so that considerations can be made for all races and ethnic groups as appropriate. At present just over 18% of our pupils are of Non-White-British ethnicity (African, Bangladeshi, Asian, Caribbean and Pakistani).
  • Our school catering staff provides food from cultures reflective of our school population.
  • Regular lesson observations ensure that children are not segregated by race or ethnicity and that all are given a fair chance to participate in all curricular and extra-curricular activities.