Golcar JI & N is committed to equality.
In this respect:
- We ensure that everyone in school is treated fairly and with respect.
- We recognise that people have different needs and that treating people equally does not always involve treating everyone in exactly the same way.
- We ensure that school is a safe place for everyone.
- We consult with people from different groups and involve them in our decision making.
- We recognise that extra support is needed for some pupils to help them achieve their full potential and be successful.
We are aware of the current legislative framework.
We welcome our duty under the Education and Inspection Act 2006 to promote Community Cohesion.
The School is bound by the Public Sector Equality Duty (PSED) of the Equality Act 2010 and the Specific Duty. To comply with this Duty:
- We maintain and publish quantitative and qualitative information showing our compliance with the PSED set out in Clause 149 of the Equality Act, to explain how we have due regard for equality.
- We publish information each year about our school population.
- We formulate and publish specific and measurable objectives, based on our collected and published evidence, which demonstrate how we plan to tackle inequalities and reduce or remove them.
- The objectives we identify, take into account national and local priorities and issues, as appropriate.
- We monitor our equality objectives regularly and report annually on progress towards achieving them.
We aim to make sure that no-one experiences less favourable treatment or discrimination because of:
- colour or national origin
- gender identity or reassignment
- their marital or civil partnership status
- being pregnant or having recently had a baby
- religious beliefs
- sexual identity and orientation.
The Act does not cover socio-economic circumstances as a protected characteristic. However, in our school, socio-economic circumstances are taken into consideration. We acknowledge the ‘intersectionality’ (Richardson 2013) of economic circumstances and that pupils may have a range of additional characteristics (protected characteristics) which intersect and must be taken into account when measuring the impact of the Pupil Premium Grant.
Golcar JI & N recognises that these duties reflect international human rights standards as expressed in the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC), The UN Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities and the Human Rights Act 1998.
We welcome the general principles of UNCRC and have regard, in particular, for the needs of children and young people who are disadvantaged and vulnerable and their parents and carers.
- To continue to deepen children’s knowledge of cultural diversity within the community of Huddersfield and beyond, through curriculum design, assemblies and Aspire Co-operative Trust partnership work.
- Continue to educate all about discrimination and prejudice and ensure a harmonious environment is maintained by continuously reinforcing British values; curriculum planning; the use of culturally diverse imagery and resources representative of individuals of a wide range of ethnic backgrounds and abilities.
- To ensure the highest possible standards and progress in their learning for children with SEND through auditing staff knowledge and implementing relevant training to enable effective support for a range of needs.