Our Equalities Objectives

Equality Information and Objectives

Public Sector Equality Duty

The Equality Act 2010 requires us to publish information that demonstrates that we have due regard for the need to:

  • Eliminate unlawful discrimination, harassment, victimisation and any other conduct prohibited by the Equality Act 2010

  • Advance equality of opportunity between people who share a protected characteristic and people who do not share it

  • Foster good relations between people who share a protected characteristic and people who do not share it.

Coombe Hill Junior School is an inclusive school where we focus on the well-being and progress of every child and where all members of our community are valued equally.

We believe that the Equality Act provides a framework to support our commitment to valuing diversity, tackling discrimination, promoting equality and fostering good relationships between people. It also ensures that we continue to tackle issues of disadvantage and underachievement of different groups.

Our approach to equality is based on the following key principles:

  • All learners are of equal value

  • We recognise and respect difference

  • We foster positive attitudes and relationships and a shared sense of cohesion and belonging.

  • We observe good equalities practice in staff recruitment, retention and development.

  • We aim to reduce and remove inequalities and barriers that already exist.

  • We have the highest expectations of all our children.

Eliminating discrimination

The Equality Act 2010 protects people from discrimination on the basis of protected characteristics. Every person has several of the protected characteristics, so the Act protects everyone against unfair treatment.

We are committed to working for equality for all our staff, parents/carers and children to meet our duties under the Equality Act 2010.

We eliminate discrimination by:

  • Regularly monitoring the curriculum to ensure that the curriculum meets the needs of our pupils and that it promotes respect for diversity and all members of our school community feel represented.

  • Carrying out stakeholder surveys to ensure all children feel safe and happy at school.

  • Reporting, responding to and monitoring all racist incident.

  • Keeping a log of behaviour incidents and monitoring this log carefully.

  • Teaching is of the highest quality to ensure children reach their potential and all pupils are given equal entitlement to success

  • Tracking pupil progress to ensure that all children make rapid progress, and intervening when necessary

  • Ensuring that all pupils have the opportunity to access extra-curricular provision

  • Listening to and monitoring views and experiences of pupils and adults to evaluate the effectiveness of our policies and procedures.

Equality Objectives

The school is committed to promoting the welfare and equality of all its staff, pupils and other members of the school community. To achieve this, the school has established the following objectives:

  • Continue to monitor and analyse pupil achievement by race, gender, ethnicity and SEN/disability and act on any trends or patterns in the data that require additional support for pupils.

  • Ensure that all pupils and families within our school community feel represented in our curriculum.

  • Continue to monitor staff applications and Governing Body membership and seek ways to ensure staff and GB are representative of school community

  • Offer support in English for pupils and parents where their English is limited.

  • Continue to explore the use of new technologies to support pupils in all vulnerable groups in accessing their learning.

You can see more information in our Equalities Policy, which can be found on our Policies page and below you will see how we are meeting this objectives in more detail.

CHJS Equality Objectives .docx