Equality Statement & Objectives
At Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Primary School we are committed to ensuring equality of education and opportunity for all our children, staff, governors, parents and carers irrespective of race, gender, religion, disability or socio-economic background.
In order to support our children, raise standards and ensure inclusive teaching we have set ourselves the following objectives:
To promote our Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural teaching with particular reference to diversity and inclusion
|2||To monitor and analyse different groups of children’s achievement and act on any trends or patterns in the data that require additional support|
|3||To raise outcomes for vulnerable children in Reading, Writing and Maths who are not achieving age related expectations|
Review parental engagement in learning and school life across all activities to ensure equity and fairness in access and engagement
We will collate and use equality information to help us to:
- Identify key issues;
- Understand the impact of our policies, practices and decisions on people with different protected characteristics, and thereby plan them more effectively;
- Identify what the key equality issues are for our school;
- Assess performance;
- Assess whether we are discriminating unlawfully when carrying out any of our functions;
- Benchmark our performance and processes against those of similar schools, nationally or locally;
- Make informed decisions about policies and practices which are based on evidence about the impact of our activities on equality;
- Take action;
- Develop equality objectives to meet the specific duties;
- Consider taking steps to meet the needs of staff who share relevant protected characteristics;
- Identify if there are any actions we can take to avoid discrimination and harassment, advance equality of opportunity or foster good relations;
- Have due regard to the aims of the general equality duty by ensuring that staff and governors have appropriate information for decision-making.
The Leadership Team and the Governors of Our Lady of Lourdes will regularly review the progress that we are making to meet our objectives under the Equality Act (2010).
As a Rights Respecting School we ensure the following rights are upheld in relation to our equality objectives.
Article 2: All children have these rights, no matter who they are, where they live, what their parents do, what language they speak, what their religion is, whether they are a boy or girl, what their culture is, whether they have a disability, whether they are rich or poor. No child should be treated unfairly on any basis.
Article 23: You have the right to special education and care if you have a disability, as well as all the rights in this Convention, so that you can live a full life.
Article 30: You have the right to practice your own culture, language and religion - or any you choose. Minority and indigenous groups need special protection of this right.
Article 40: You have the right to legal help and fair treatment in the justice system that respects your rights.