Barlborough Primary School

Barlborough Primary School

Aiming Higher - Together

High Street, Barlborough, S43 4ET

01246 810381

Equality statement

Equality statement - 2023-2024

At Barlborough Primary School, we are dedicated to upholding the principles of equality, as outlined in the Equality Act of October 2010. This commitment is embedded in all aspects of school life, emphasising our pledge to nurture each child's potential. It guides our classroom practices, student support mechanisms, staff recruitment and retention efforts, as well as our engagement within the local and broader community.

As a school, we are committed in ensuring that every student is provided with the opportunity to realise their fullest potential. We actively involve parents in supporting their child's academic journey. Should any barriers impact a student's progress, we work sensitively and compassionately with them to overcome these obstacles. Within our classrooms, we instil in our students an understanding of the importance of equality, including recognising various forms of discrimination and their detrimental effects on others. Furthermore, we endeavour to cultivate within our students a personal commitment to championing equality for all.​

We uphold inclusivity as a cornerstone of our school ethos, prioritising the well-being and advancement of each child while promoting equality among all members of our community.

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

  •  Eliminate unlawful discrimination, harassment, victimization and any other conduct prohibited by the Equality Act 2010.
  • Advance equality of opportunity between people who share a protected characteristic and those who do not share it.
  • Foster good relations between people who share a protected characteristic and those who do not share it.

 We are an inclusive school where we focus on the well-being and progress of every child and where all members of our community are of equal worth

We view the Equality Act as a guiding framework that reinforces our dedication to embracing diversity, combating discrimination, promoting equality, and nurturing harmonious relationships among diverse groups. It serves as a tool for addressing issues of disadvantage and bridging achievement gaps across various student demographics.

Our approach to equality is underpinned by the following core principles:

  1. Recognising the equal value of all pupils.
  2. Embracing and respecting differences.
  3. Cultivating positive attitudes, fostering relationships, and fostering a shared sense of unity and belonging.
  4. Upholding good practices in equality, diversity, and inclusion throughout staff recruitment, retention, and development.
  5. Proactively addressing and dismantling existing inequalities and barriers.
  6. Holding high expectations for the academic and personal growth of every child

Information on pupils by protected characteristics

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

In order to ensure that all pupils are protected from discrimination, harassment and victimisation, the school collects data on protected groups, analyses it and uses it to plan.

Information on other groups of pupils

In addition to pupils with protected characteristics, we gather further information on the following groups of pupils:

  • Pupils eligible for Free School Meals (FSM)
  • Pupils with Special Educational Needs (SEN)
  • Disadvantaged group
  • Pupils with English as an Additional Language (EAL)
  • Young carers
  • Looked after children
  • Other vulnerable groups 

Eliminating discrimination and other conduct that is prohibited by the Act

The information provided here aims to demonstrate that we consider equality, diversity and inclusion issues in everything that we do at Barlborough Primary School. ‘Due regard’ ensures that we work towards eliminating bullying, discrimination, harassment and victimisation and other conduct that is inappropriate/prohibited by the Equality Act.

We are committed to promoting equality, tackling discrimination and fostering positive relationships for all our staff, parents/carers and children to meet our duties under the Equality Act 2010.

We eliminate discrimination through various measures, including:
- Implementing the single Equality Scheme to ensure fairness and inclusivity.
- Enforcing a robust behaviour policy to maintain a safe school environment and address any instances of prejudicial bullying.
- Promptly addressing and monitoring all reported racist incidents.
- Regularly reviewing the curriculum to tailor it to our pupils' needs, promoting respect for diversity and challenging negative stereotypes.
- Providing high-quality teaching to support every child in reaching their potential, ensuring equal opportunities for success.
- Monitoring pupil progress closely to identify areas for improvement and intervening as needed.
- Guaranteeing that all pupils have access to extracurricular activities.
- Making reasonable adjustments for pupils with disabilities or impairments.
- Actively seeking feedback from pupils and adults to assess the effectiveness of our policies and procedures.
Advancing equality of opportunity between people who share a protected characteristic and people who do not share it
We advance equality of opportunity by:
- Utilising gathered data to identify and address underachievement among specific groups or individuals through targeted interventions.
- Engaging parents/carers and pupils in the school's development process.
- Valuing input from parents/carers and pupils.
Fostering good relations across all characteristics - between people who share a protected characteristic and people who do not share it.
We foster positive relationships across all characteristics by:
- Maintaining a welcoming and inclusive environment at Barlborough Primary School, which is integral to our local community.
- Embedding principles of equality, diversity, inclusion, and belonging throughout our curriculum and all school activities. (including assemblies, events, and sports etc)

Equality Objectives
At Barlborough Primary School, we are dedicated to promoting equality of education and opportunity for all members of our community, including pupils, staff, parents, and carers. Regardless of race, gender, disability, religion/belief, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, age, pregnancy/maternity, civil partnerships/marriage, or socio-economic background, we strive to create an inclusive environment where everyone feels valued and supported.

To further advance our commitment to inclusive teaching and support for all students, we have established the following objectives:
Objective 1: To systematically monitor and analyse pupil achievement across various demographics, including race, gender, disability, and disadvantage, and take action based on any identified trends or patterns that necessitate additional support for students.
Objective 2: To enhance attainment levels in core subjects for students identified as vulnerable learners.
Objective 3: To evaluate levels of parental/carer and student engagement in learning and school activities, ensuring equitable opportunities, inclusivity, and fairness in access, achievement, outcomes, and participation.
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