Pauntley Church of England Primary School is committed to ensuring equality of provision throughout the school community. To achieve this our equality objectives are as follows:
For all pupils to be able to access all aspects of the curriculum.
For all pupils to be able to access extracurricular activities, trips and visits.
To ensure the school environment is accessible to all pupils, staff and visitors.
To narrow any gaps between the attainment of different groups of pupils, for example, between disadvantaged and non-disadvantaged children.
Please see our Equality policy for more details.
Public Sector Equality Duty
The Public sector equality duty came into force in April 2011 (s.149 of the Equality Act 2010) and public authorities are now required, in carrying out their functions, to have due regard to the need to achieve the objectives set out under s149 of the Equality Act 2010 to:
(a) eliminate discrimination, harassment, victimisation and any other conduct that is prohibited by or under the Equality Act 2010;
(b) advance equality of opportunity between persons who share a relevant protected characteristic and persons who do not share it;
(c) foster good relations between persons who share a relevant protected characteristic and persons who do not share it.
As a school we strive to ensure equality in all that we do. Discrimination is not tolerated in any form and is challenged at all levels. The curriculum provided for the children and values instilled throughout school life and modelled by staff are underpinned by our desire to ensure equality. All staff and children have equal acccess to opportunities and provision in all elements of school life.
Where appropriate, all stakeholders are involved in decision making to ensure all views are taken into account.
Furthermore, in recruitment the school follows safer recruitment practice and always seeks to employ the best staff available using clear job descriptions, person specifications and a robust interview process.