Public Sector Equality Duty
St Michael's CE Primary School will abide by the provisions of the Equality Act 2010 and has developed this Equality Statement to help us meet our Public Sector Equality Duty (“Equality Duty”) under the Equality Act 2010. The Equality Duty makes sure public bodies play their part in making society fairer by tackling discrimination and providing equality of opportunity for all.
We are committed to giving due regard to equal treatment and opportunity for all staff, pupils and members of the wider community. We do all that we can to eliminate discrimination and foster good relations amongst all connected with the school.
The Equality Act covers nine protected characteristics, which cannot be used as a reason to treat people unfairly.
- Age (employees)
- Gender reassignment
- Marriage and civil partnership (employees)
- Pregnancy and maternity
- Religion or belief
- Sexual orientation
The Equality Duty has two parts – the general duty and the specific duties. The general duty requires us to consider how our policies, practices and day-to-day activities impact on students and staff. We must have due regard to the need to:
- Eliminate unlawful discrimination, harassment and victimisation and any other conduct prohibited by the Equality Act.
- 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 those who do not share it.
The specific duties require us to publish information (Equality Analysis) to show how we are complying with the Equality Duty. This will be updated annually; and prepare and publish Equality Objectives. We will publish objectives at least once every four years.
St Michael's CE Primary School has 124 pupils on roll to date. It serves an area of some social deprivation.
28% of the children are Free School Meals. The number of children eligible for Pupil Premium is 28%.
The percentage of children whose first language is not English stands at 5%.
The percentage of SEN children is 25%.