At Binley Woods Primary School we are committed to:
The Equality Act 2010
The Equality Act 20210 replaces previous anti-discrimination legislation with a single Act. The Equality Duty replaces the three previous public sector equality duties – for race, disability and gender.
The Act protects pupils from discrimination and harassment based on ‘protected characteristics’.
The protected characteristics under the schools provisions are:
We ensure that we have due regard to the need to:
The Governing Body will ensure, that in the cycle of policy reviews, that policies and practices are scrutinised to identify the effects they have on individuals or groups of people in relation to equality.
To achieve these targets, we will:
Regularly track data, progress and the achievements of groups of children. Ensure provision maps identify targeted support for individuals and groups based on their particular needs
Review the curriculum, ensuring children read work from a diverse range of authors and have an understanding of the achievements of a wide range of important figure in the fields of art, design, history and science.
Give children exposure to key calendar events (e.g. Black History Month) ensuring these are not an 'add on' to the curriculum but an opportunity to raise awareness in addition to everyday lessons and personal development.
Addressing unconscious bias through training
Ensuring that incidents involving racist language are dealt with swiftly and sanctioned in accordance with the school's behaviour policy
Ensuring all victims of racial comments or abuse a meeting with a member of staff they trust to hear and record their views, be assured that sanctions have been applied and to reinforce that the school will not tolerate this behaviour
To consider diversity as part of our enrichment programme when planning visiting speakers and trips.
To ensure the diverse backgrounds of our staff group are celebrated