Our school is committed to equality both as an employer and an education provider.
We welcome our general duty under the to eliminate discrimination, to advance equality or opportunity and to foster good relations, and our specific duties to publish information every year about our school population; to explain how we have due regard for equality; and to publish equality objectives which show how we plan to tackle particular inequalities, and reduce or remove them.
We welcome the emphasis in the OFSTED framework on the importance of narrowing gaps in achievement which could affect:
The school also has a series of policies that support this Equality Statement, to demonstrate that we have due regard for the need to:
At Bildeston Primary School we are strongly committed to ensuring that members of the school community do not become victims of unlawful discrimination, harassment, victimisation and any other conduct prohibited by the . We have a series of policies and procedures in place to support us with this.
The termly Headteacher’s Report to the full governing body include reports as to the number of bullying or racist incidents that have been reported. There is also an update on the number of exclusions that may have occurred and the number of children registered as having additional learning needs.
All staff are given copies of relevant policies as part of their induction. Policies are reviewed regularly and updated.
Equal Opportunities for All
At our school, careful analysis of is used to identify different groups within our school community. We are able to make comparisons and identify any group that may be achieving less well than other groups. We build in strategies to address such issues and these are included in the . The plan is reviewed annually and action plans developed accordingly. At our school, we monitor the impact of any strategies and interventions that we put in place to ensure that they are meeting the needs of our pupils.