Public Equality Duty

 

Please be aware, if you require any specific information regarding our school's Public Equality Duty, please contact the school office and we will gladly help you. 

 

Public Sector Equality Duty at Broughton Jewish Cassel Fox

Click here to read our: Equal Opportunities Policy

 

You will find here information about how the school ensures it meets its Specific Equalities Duties (These are things our school must do).

The Public Sector Equality Duty requires our school to publish information about Equalities.

The Equality Act 2010 clearly states that the following groups must be taken into account.   People identified in the following groups are considered to have a protected characteristic.

Protected  Characteristics – school must take into account when publishing information

  • Disability
  • Sex (gender)
  • Race (ethnicity)
  • Pregnancy and Maternity
  • Religion and Belief
  • Sexual Orientation
  • Transgender

There are also two other protected characteristics for which schools do not have a direct duty.

  • Age
  • Marriage and Civil Partnership

The information we publish and analyse must be clearly linked to the three aims (General Duties) of the Public Sector Equality Duty. General Duties are the things that schools aim to achieve).

General Duties

The three aims of the Public Sector Equality Duty are to:

  • Eliminate unlawful discrimination, harassment and victimisation and other conduct prohibited by the Act.
  • Advance equality of opportunity between people who share a protected characteristic and those who do not.
  • Foster good relations between people who share a protected characteristic and those who do not.

Specific Duties

  • Here you will find our Equality Objectives (link to objectives) – Actions we will take after careful thought (analysis)

Much of the information and analysis will relate to the School Development Plan, evaluations and pupil data – we intend to use the information to improve education for all groups in the  school.  We want to make sure we know which pupils are doing well and less well so we can plan and improve.

A lot of this information is already being used by the school to develop and improve what we are  doing.  We will use information to future plan and include these actions in our Equalities Objectives which you will find also published here.

 

Equality Objectives 2019 - 2022

  • Objective 1: To provide differentiation in order to meet the needs of all pupils including those with disabilities and/or SEN and those identified as More Able and Talented.
  • Objective 2: To develop a value based cross-curricular approach to promote cultural development and understanding through a rich range of experiences both in school, locally and in the wider world.
  • Objective 3: To secure a broad curriculum that promotes the highest outcomes of SMSC and British Values. 
  • Objective 4: To ensure that the school environment is wholly accessible for all pupils, staff and visitors. 

 

Monitoring

In order to gain an overall view of the effectiveness of the Equal Opportunities, Safeguarding and Pupil Premium Policies, surveys will be carried out amongst children, parents, staff, governors and visitors. The information gathered will be analysed to see what is working well and what needs to be developed further. This will feed into action plans and targets across different departments. 

 

Please click on the following links to access our SEN policy and our Accessibility Policy:

SEN Policy 2019

Accessibility Policy 2018