At Compass Primary we aim to create an inclusive culture for all staff, pupils, families and visitors. We recognise, respect and value people’s differences and ensure that individuals or groups of individuals are treated fairly and equally and no less favourably, specific to their needs, including areas of race, gender, disability, religion or belief, sexual orientation and age. We promote equality and diversity treating all staff and pupils fairly ensuring equal access to opportunities to enable children and staff to fully participate in the learning process and achieve and equip children and staff with the skills to challenge inequality and discrimination.
The Equality Act 2010 places two specific duties on schools. We must publish information which shows we have due regard for equalities as defined by the Act and we must publish at least one equality objective.
The academy has data on its composition broken down by:
- Year group, ethnicity, gender and proficiency in English
- Types of disability and special educational need
- Vulnerable groups of children according to socio-economic need
- Inequalities of outcome and participation connected with ethnicity, gender, disability and with proficiency in English
The academy uses data on inequalities of outcome and involvement when setting itself objectives for achievable and measurable improvements.
Our equality objective-setting process has involved gathering evidence as follows:
- from the monitoring and analysis of pupil progress with a particular focus on pupils in the groups identified above.
- from the following data – census and Locality team data files, monitoring of Learning and Teaching File, Pupil Progress meeting notes, Vulnerable Pupils information, Parent and child Surveys, minutes of staff meetings and governors’ meetings.
The evidence was then analysed in order to choose objectives that will:
- promote equality of opportunity for members of identified groups
- eliminate unlawful discrimination, harassment and victimisation, and
- foster good relations between different groups in terms of:
ethnicity, belief, socio-economic background, gender and gender identity, disability, sexual orientation and age.
The following statements are the agreed Equalities Objectives:
- To promote cultural development and understanding through a rich range of experiences both in and beyond the curriculum.
- 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.
- To train all members of staff and governors involved in recruitment and selection on equal opportunities and non-discrimination.
- To prevent and respond to all hate incidents and prejudice-based bullying.
Please click below for our full Equality policy on The Brooke Weston Trust website