At St Laurence Primary School we are committed to ensuring equality of education and opportunity for all pupils, staff, parents and carers, irrespective of race, gender, disability, faith or religion or socio-economic background. 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. Our school aims to be inclusive. Every child is unique and different, and we view differences as an opportunity for adults and children alike to learn more about ourselves. We tackle discrimination by the positive promotion of equality, challenging bullying and stereotypes and creating an environment which champions respect for all. Our accessibility plan describes the arrangements we make to improve physical access to the school, access to the curriculum and access to written information.
We shall consult and involve those affected by inequality in the decisions our school takes to promote equality and eliminate discrimination (affected people could include parents, pupils, staff and members of the local community).
In September 2016 our commitment to all aspects of equalities was recognised and celebrated when we received the prestigious Equalities Award.
St Laurence Equalities Objectives
St Laurence acknowledges the Equality Act (2010) and the Public Sector Equality Duty (2011). We understand our duty to every member of the school community to ensure they feel safe, secure, valued and of equal worth. At St Laurence, equality is a key principle for treating all with respect and dignity and exercising our duty in relation to the nine protected characteristics. We believe that equality at our school should permeate all aspects of school life, and is the responsibility of every member of the school and wider community.
Our equality objectives 2022 – 2023 are as follows:
Objective 1: To monitor and analyse pupil achievement by gender and disability and act on any trends or patterns in the data that require additional support for pupils.
Objective 2: To raise levels of attainment in core subjects for vulnerable learners.
Objective 3: To review levels of parental and pupil engagement in learning and school life, across all activities to ensure equity and fairness in access and engagement.