Equality Objective Statement
Hampton Primary School is committed to ensuring equality of education and opportunity for all pupils, staff, parents and carers, irrespective of race, gender, disability, belief, religion or socio-economic background.
The Equality Act 2010 requires us to publish information that demonstrates that we have due regard for the need to:
- Eliminate unlawful discrimination, harassment, victimisation and any other conduct prohibited by the Equality Act 2010
- Advancing and promoting equality of opportunity between people who share a protected characteristic and people who do not share it within our school and within our wider community
- Foster good relations between people who share a protected characteristic and people who do not share it. Promoting positive attitudes to difference and good relationships between people with different backgrounds, genders, cultures, faiths, abilities and ethnic origins.
At Hampton Primary School and Hedgehogs Nursery we pride ourselves on being an inclusive school where we focus on the well being, personal development, progress and attainment of every child and where all members of our community are of equal worth.
We believe that the Equality Act provides a framework to support our commitment to valuing diversity, tackling discrimination, promoting equality and fostering good relationships between people. It also ensures that we continue to tackle issues of disadvantage and underachievement of different groups.
Our approach to equality is based on the following key principles:
- All learners are of equal value
- We recognise and respect difference
- We foster positive attitudes and relationships and a shared sense of cohesion and belonging.
- We observe good equalities practice in staff recruitment, retention and development.
- We aim to reduce and remove inequalities and barriers that already exist.
- We have the highest expectations of all our children.
At Hampton Primary School and Nursery, we are committed to ensuring equality of education and opportunity for all pupils, staff, parents and carers, irrespective of race, gender, disability, belief, religion or socio-economic background.
In order to further support pupils, raise standards and ensure inclusive teaching, we have set the following objectives:-
Objective 1: To monitor and analyse pupil achievement by race, 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 and achievement 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.
Number of pupils on roll at the school: 702
Age of pupils: 3 to 11
Information on pupils by protected characteristics
The Equality Act 2010 protects people from discrimination on the basis of protected characteristics. Every person has several of the protected characteristics, so the Act protects everyone against unfair treatment. In order to ensure that all pupils are protected from discrimination, the school collects information on protected characteristics.
Information on other groups of pupils
In addition to pupils with protected characteristics, we gather further information on the following groups of pupils:
- Pupils eligible for Free School Meals (FSM)
- Pupils with Special Educational Needs (SEN)
- Disadvantaged group
- Pupils with English as an Additional Language (EAL)
- Young carers
- Looked after children
- Other vulnerable groups
Eliminating discrimination and other conduct that is prohibited by the Act
The information provided here aims to demonstrate that we give careful consideration to equality issues in everything that we do at Hampton Primary School. ‘Due regard’ ensures that we work towards eliminating discrimination, harassment and victimisation and other conduct that is prohibited by the Equality Act.
We are committed to working for equality for all our staff, parents/carers and children to meet our duties under the Equality Act 2010.
We eliminate discrimination by:
- Adoption of the single Equality Scheme
- An expectation that everyone is treated with respect and dignity fostering good relationships within the school community.
- Eliminate all forms of unlawful discrimination.
- Eliminate harassment and bullying (of which we keep accurate records and report to the Local authority).
- Advance equality of opportunity through vision, strategy and practice.
- Planning for personalised support for pupils through differentiated teaching, individual care plans and well planned intervention strategies where positive action is required e.g. monitoring attendance, PEPs, PLPs which are reviewed regularly.
- Positive behaviour policy which focusses on positive behaviour management and restorative justice.
- Anti-bullying work is routine throughout the school and a focus in assemblies, PSHE curriculum and an annual Friendship week. Allegations of bullying are followed up.
- ESafety is regularly taught in school years R - 6 and any identity based bullying incidents are followed up, including being reported to the police, if necessary.
Advancing and promoting equality of opportunity between people who share a protected characteristic and people who do not share it within our school and within our wider community
We advance equality of opportunity by:
- Systematic monitoring, rigorous analysis of progress, attendance and behaviour data for different cohorts of pupils, provides information on trends in achievement and those at risk of underachievement.
- Interventions are put in place for those pupils at risk of underachievement and are shared with parents.
- Accessible curriculum experiences ensuring equity.
Hampton Primary School seeks to take proportionate steps to help individuals and groups of pupils to overcome barriers in their learning and access to the full range of school provision. We make reasonable adjustments e.g. provision of auxiliary aids, Sats access arrangements, augmented communication and increased supervision to support these pupils.
Fostering good relations across all characteristics - between people who share a protected characteristic and people who do not share it
We foster good relations by:
- Ensuring that Hampton Primary School and Nursery is seen as a community school within our local community
- Ensuring that equality and diversity are embedded in the curriculum and in collective worship