Equality at Bare Trees
Public Sector Equality Duty (Updated February 2019)
We aim to be a community where everyone is treated fairly and with respect. We want everyone to reach their potential, and we recognise that for some pupils extra support is needed to help them to achieve and be successful.
We are required to publish equality information as well as equality objectives, which show how we plan to reduce or remove particular inequalities or disadvantages. This information is reviewed and updated annually.
The equality duty supports good education and improves pupil outcomes. It helps us as a school to identify priorities such as underperformance, poor progression, and bullying. It does this by requiring it to collate evidence, take a look at the issues and consider taking action to improve the experience of different groups of pupils. It then helps us to focus on what can be done to address these issues and to improve outcomes by developing measurable equality objectives.
We welcome our general duty under the Equality Act 2010 to eliminate discrimination, to advance equality opportunity and to ensure 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.
Bare Trees Primary School is committed to ensuring equality of provision throughout the school community. To achieve this, our equality objectives 2019 - 2022 are as follows:
- To promote understanding and respect for differences.
- To narrow the pupil premium gap in Reading, Writing and Maths in all year groups.
- To improve provision for pupils for whom English is an additional language, particularly new arrivals at the early stage of English acquisition.
- To promote cultural understanding and awareness of different religious beliefs between different ethnic groups within our school community.