Equality Duties

Equality Objectives and Statement

 In order to comply with the Public Sector Equality Duty (PSED), we publish our equality objectives statement on this page – a declaration of aims that ensures equality for all members of the school’s community.

We welcome our duties under the Equality Act 2010. The school’s general duties, with regards to equality are:

  • Eliminating discrimination.
  • Fostering good relationships.
  • Advancing equality of opportunity.

We will not discriminate against, harass or victimise any pupil, prospective pupil, or other member of the school community because of their:

  • Religion or belief or cultural background.
  • Sexual orientation.
  • Gender reassignment.
  • Pregnancy or maternity.
  • Marriage and civil partnership.

We aim to promote pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development, with special emphasis on promoting equality and diversity, and eradicating prejudicial incidents for pupils and staff. Our school is committed to not only eliminating discrimination, but also increasing understanding and appreciation for diversity. 

Aims to eradicate discrimination

We believe that a greater level of success from pupils and staff can be achieved by realising the uniqueness of individuals. Creating a prejudice-free environment where individuals feel confident and at ease is a commitment of the school. This environment will be achieved by:

  • Being respectful.
  • Always treating all members of the school community fairly.
  • Developing an understanding of diversity and the benefits it can have.
  • Adopting an inclusive attitude.
  • Adopting an inclusive curriculum that is accessible to all.
  • Encouraging compassion and open-mindedness.

We are committed to having a balanced and fair curriculum. We believe that our pupils should be exposed to ideas and concepts that may challenge their understanding, to help ensure that pupils learn to become more accepting and inclusive of others. Challenging and controversial concepts will be delivered in a way that prevents discrimination and promotes inclusive attitudes. We will also respect the right of parents to withdraw their children from certain classes which pose conflicts to their own beliefs.

Dealing with prejudice

We do not tolerate any form of prejudice-related incident. Whether direct or indirect, we treat discrimination against all members of our school with the utmost severity. When an incident is reported, through our thorough reporting procedure, our school is devoted to ensuring appropriate action is taken and a resolution is put into place which is both fair and firm.

Our pupils are taught to be:

  • Understanding of others – Respectful, Kind, Responsible
  • Celebratory of cultural diversity.
  • Eager to reach their full potential – Determined
  • Aware of what constitutes discriminatory behaviour.

The school’s employees will not:

  • Discriminate against any member of the school community.
  • Treat other members of the school community unfairly.

The school’s employees will:

  • Promote diversity and equality.
  • Encourage and adopt an inclusive attitude.
  • Lead by example. 

Equality and dignity in the workplace

We do not discriminate against staff with regards to their:

 

  • Gender reassignment.
  • Marital or civil partner status.
  • Pregnancy or maternity.
  • Religion or belief or cultural background.
  • Sexual orientation.

 

Equality of opportunity and non-discrimination extends to the treatment of all members of the school community. All staff members are obliged to act in accordance will the school’s various policies relating to equality.

We will guarantee that no redundancy is the result of direct or indirect prejudice. All disciplinary procedures are non-prejudicial, whether they result in warnings, dismissal, or any other disciplinary action. 

 

Prejudice is not tolerated and we are continuously working towards ensuring an accepting and respectful environment for our school community.

 

Objectives are specific and measurable. They are used as a tool to help improve the school experience of a range of different pupils. Equality objectives may arise from analysis we have carried out on our published data or other information, where they have identified an area where there is potential for improvement on equalities, or they may – for example – be set in anticipation of a change in local circumstances.

 

This year (February 2020 – 2021) we aim:

  • to continue to encourage participation by more reluctant pupils in out of class activities;
  • to maintain a zero tolerance towards racial / homophobic behaviour;
  • for girls and boys to feel equally welcome to join in with all activities, and
  • to support children entitled to free school meals to attend school regularly with attendance at or above 95%.

 

 

The school’s Equal Opportunity Policy in the policy pages further outlines the school’s policies regarding equality.

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    Queries to Paula Knowles or Julie Murcott at
    Brockwell Junior School
    Purbeck Avenue
    Chesterfield,S40 4NP

    Tel: 01246 278542
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    Email: 
    enquiries@brockwell-jun.derbyshire.sch.uk

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