At Florence Melly Community Primary School, we are committed to promoting equality of opportunity, eliminating discrimination and harassment, valuing diversity and promoting positive relationships. We provide an inclusive education which enables all pupils to develop their full potential meeting the requirements of the Equality Act 2010.
We believe that diversity is a strength which should be respected and celebrated by all those who learn, teach and visit us.
This Equality Statement is concerned with all pupils’ access to the curriculum and the recruitment and opportunity of all staff.
Our school aims to meet its obligations under the Public Sector Equality Duty (PSED) by having due regard to the need to:
- Eliminate discrimination and other conduct that is 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 across all characteristics – between people who share a protected characteristic and people who do not share it.
Our Equality Objectives
As a school we have chosen four main equality objectives which best suit our circumstances and contribute to the welfare of our pupils and our school community. They are a tool to help improve the school experience of a range of different pupils. These equality objectives have arisen from an analysis of our published data and other information, where we have identified there is potential for improvement on equalities. In addition to this, the Equality Lead and Equality Link Governor met with a group of representative stakeholders (pupils, parents/carers, governors and staff members) to review the data and discuss our equality priorities. The following objectives demonstrate the school’s focus on providing equal and inclusive educational and non-educational services in a non-discriminatory manner for all members of our school community.
Our equality objectives, which were updated in July 2023, are:
Objective 1 – To educate our children on racism and to reduce the number of racist incidents.
Objective 2 – To develop our children’s emotional literacy and support them in being able to self-regulate.
Objective 3 – To increase parental engagement in all aspects of school life.
Objective 4 – To improve behaviour of all pupils through prioritising the importance of respect.
For further information, please take the time to read through this Equality Objectives document, produced by our Equality Lead, Mrs O’Keefe. If you have any additional questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact Mrs O’Keefe via email: email@example.com or via the school office.