Equal Opportunities at Kennington Primary 

At Kennington Primary School, we are committed to ensuring equality of education and opportunity for all pupils, staff, parents and carers receiving services from the school, irrespective of race, gender, sexual orientation, disability, faith, religion or socio-economic background. In accordance with our Mission Statement, we aim to develop a culture of inclusion and diversity in which all those connected to the school feel proud of their identity and able to participate fully in school life.

The achievement of pupils will be monitored by race, gender and disability and we will use this data to support pupils, raise standards and ensure inclusive teaching. We will tackle discrimination by the positive promotion of equality, challenging bullying and stereotypes and creating an environment which champions respect for all. Kennington Primary School, we believe that diversity is a strength, which should be respected and celebrated by all those who learn, teach and visit here.

 

As a school we welcome our duties under the Equality Act 2010 and are committed to:

  • eliminating discrimination, harassment and victimisation

  • advancing equality of opportunity

  • fostering good relations

We see all learners and potential learners, and their parents and carers as equal.

We understand the principles of the act and the work needed to ensure that those with protected characteristics are not discriminated against and are given equality of opportunity.

A protected characteristic under the act covers the groups listed below:

  • age (for employees not for service provision)

  • disability

  • race

  • sex (including issues of transgender)

  • gender reassignment

  • maternity and pregnancy

  • religion and belief

  • sexual orientation

  • marriage and civil partnership (for employees)

In advancing equality of opportunity:

  • we aim to remove or minimise disadvantages suffered by people due to their protected characteristics;

  • we aim to meet the needs of people with certain protected characteristics where these are different from the needs of other people;

  • we encourage people with certain protected characteristics to participate in public life or in other activities where their participation is disproportionately low.

Teaching and learning:

We aim to provide all our pupils with the opportunity to succeed, and to reach the highest level of personal achievement.

To do this, we will:

  • Use contextual data to improve the ways in which we provide support to individuals and groups of pupils;

  • Monitor achievement data by ethnicity, gender and disability and action any gaps;

  • Take account of the achievement of all pupils when planning for future learning and setting challenging targets;

  • Ensure equality of access for all pupils and prepare them for life in a diverse society; Use materials that reflect the diversity of the school, population and local community in terms of race, gender and disability, without stereotyping;

  • Promote attitudes and values that will challenge racist and other discriminatory behaviour or prejudice;

  • Provide opportunities for pupils to appreciate their own culture and celebrate the diversity of other cultures;

  • Seek to involve all parents in supporting their child’s education;

  • Encouraging classroom and staffroom discussion of equality issues which reflect on social stereotypes, expectations and the impact on learning; Including teaching and classroom-based approaches appropriate for the whole school population, which are inclusive and reflective of our pupils.

As well as monitoring pupil performance information, we also regularly monitor a range of other information. This relates to:

  • Attendance

  • Exclusions and truancy

  • Racism, disability, sexism, homophobia and all forms of bullying

 

Parental involvement Admissions and exclusions

Our admissions arrangements are fair and transparent, and do not discriminate on race, gender, disability or socio-economic factors. The Local Authority is the Admissions Authority for the school and makes decisions on admissions arrangements. It is their duty to ensure that such arrangements are compliant with the Admissions Codes and other relevant legislation.

Further that:

  • admissions criteria are clear, fair, objective and transparent

  • arrangements are as simple as possible

  • all parents’ preferences are treated on an equal basis

  • no discrimination is applied on the basis of race, sex (save in single sex schools), disability religion or belief, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, pregnancy or maternity.

Exclusions will always be based on the school’s Behaviour Policy. We will closely monitor exclusions to avoid any potential adverse impact and ensure any discrepancies are identified and dealt with.

Staff Recruitment & Equal Opportunities for Staff

All staff appointments and promotions are made on the basis of merit and ability and in compliance with the law. However we are concerned to ensure wherever possible that the staffing of the school reflects the religious nature of the school and diversity of our community.

The school has a full and separate Equalities Policy. Please consult this for further details if you wish.

 

Equal Opportunities

Equalities Policy
Updated: 19/03/2019 947 KB
Equalities Objectives 2019 -2023
Updated: 08/03/2019 536 KB