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Friendship, Kindness, Honesty, Dedication, Respect, Forgiveness- Outstanding SIAMS November 2016

Equality Duty – Compliance with Single Equality Duty (SED)

 

 

1. How we eliminate discrimination and other conduct that is prohibited by the Act:

As a matter of course, St Andrew's staff is reminded about the compliance and importance of the Single Equality Duty and ensure that all work undertaken complies and promotes equality of access and participation for all.

The following is a list of St Andrews policies which demonstrate compliance with SED and relevant links in italics;

NB ‘all aspects of Equality covered’ refers to disability, race, gender, anti-homophobic, faith, cultural

 

Document Name – Management, Staffing, Premises and Community

Mission Statement /Aims all aspects of Equality covered

School Development Plan all aspects of Equality covered

Monitoring & Evaluation all aspects of Equality covered

School Uniform all aspects of Equality covered

Charging and Remissions all aspects of Equality covered

Behaviour & Discipline all aspects of Equality covered

Anti-Bullying all aspects of Equality covered

Child Protection / Safeguarding all aspects of Equality covered

Complaints all aspects of Equality covered

Equal Opportunities all aspects of Equality covered

Community Cohesion all aspects of Equality covered

Pupil Records all aspects of Equality covered

Race Equality race, faith, cultural

Gender Equality Scheme gender

First Aid & Medication all aspects of Equality covered

Restraint of Pupils all aspects of Equality covered

Publication Scheme all aspects of Equality covered

Attendance all aspects of Equality covered

Toileting disability

Non-Smoking all aspects of Equality covered

Work life Balance all aspects of Equality covered

PPA guidance all aspects of Equality covered

Confidentiality all aspects of Equality covered

Whole School Food all aspects of Equality covered

Disability Equality Scheme disability

Acceptable Use ICT (Staff,governors,volunteers) all aspects of Equality covered

Data Protection and Security all aspects of Equality covered

Information Security all aspects of Equality covered

Healthy Lifestyle all aspects of Equality covered

ITE all aspects of Equality covered

Governors’ allowances all aspects of Equality covered

Performance Management all aspects of Equality covered

 

Continuing Professional Development all aspects of Equality covered

 

Pay Policy all aspects of Equality covered

 

Stress Management all aspects of Equality covered

 

Whistleblowing all aspects of Equality covered

 

Amplification all aspects of Equality covered

 

Maternity Provisions all aspects of Equality covered

 

Capability all aspects of Equality covered

 

Disciplinary all aspects of Equality covered

 

Appeals procedures all aspects of Equality covered

 

Cover for Teachers all aspects of Equality covered

 

Fixed term Contracts all aspects of Equality covered

 

NQT all aspects of Equality covered

 

Conditions of service – Premises Officers all aspects of Equality covered

 

Job evaluation procedures all aspects of Equality covered

 

Grievance Procedures all aspects of Equality covered

 

Pay Policy for Support Staff all aspects of Equality covered

 

Procedure for the management of staffing reductions all aspects of Equality covered

 

Managing Employee Attendance all aspects of Equality covered

 

Induction all aspects of Equality covered

 

Probation procedures all aspects of Equality covered

 

Long service award all aspects of Equality covered

 

Leave of absence & compassionate leave all aspects of Equality covered

 

Dignity at work all aspects of Equality covered

 

Close working relationships all aspects of Equality covered

 

Personal use of social media sites all aspects of Equality covered

 

Lone working all aspects of Equality covered

 

Prevention of illegal working all aspects of Equality covered

 

Health and Safety all aspects of Equality covered

 

Hiring / lettings all aspects of Equality covered

 

Critical Incident all aspects of Equality covered

 

Accessibility Plan disability

 

Computer Security Policy all aspects of Equality covered

 

Fire Safety Policy all aspects of Equality covered

 

Security Policy all aspects of Equality covered

 

Contractors on site all aspects of Equality covered

 

Admissions all aspects of Equality covered

 

Home- School Agreement all aspects of Equality covered

 

Parental Involvement all aspects of Equality covered

 

Adult Volunteer Helpers / Visitors all aspects of Equality covered

 

 

Document Name – Curriculum

All aspects of Equality covered unless specified:

English

Mathematics

Science

ICT

History

Geography

Music

PE

Art & Design

DT

Acceptable use of ICT and Internet

Foundation Stage

Primary Languages

E Safety

Handwriting

Spelling

RE

 

Collective Worship

 

SEN

 

Teaching and Learning (includes curriculum & key skills)

 

Residential Visits

 

Assessment, Recording and Reporting (includes marking)

 

PSHE and Citizenship

 

Extra-Curricular Activities

 

Sex & Relationship Education

 

Able, Very Able, Gifted and Talented Pupils

 

SMSC

 

Homework

 

Off-site Visits

 

Drug Education

 

School Library

 

Inclusion

 

 
 

 

2. Advancing equality of opportunity between people who share a protected characteristic and people who do not share it:

Our policies and procedures outlined above articulate how we remove or minimise disadvantages that could be suffered by particular groups.

Below are the Gender, Race and Disability Schedules for targeted work / Equality Objectives throughout St Andrew's.

Cultural and race equality:

 

Action

By whom

By when

Expected Outcomes

Continuation of tracking ethnic minority groups in all aspects of their achievement, attendance and extra-curricular participation.

Headteacher

English and maths coordinators

Ongoing each term

Ensure provision and achievement for all groups is at expected or beyond standard.

Ensure attendance of ethnic minority groups is monitored and is equal to or above whole school percentage.

Continue to use SEAL and PSHE to reinforce school ethos of equality, tolerance and understanding of all people.

All staff

Ongoing

Ensure children continue to develop their levels of tolerance and understanding of all cultures and races.

Continue to use RE topics, including Judaism, Sikhism, Islam, Christianity and Hinduism to further develop understanding and respect for all religions.

All staff

Monitored by RE coordinator in scrutiny of work/pupil interviews

Ongoing

Ensure children continue to develop their understanding of all cultures and religions.

Continue to develop links with schools from different countries / cultures.

All staff

KUW coordinator

Ongoing

Ensure children continue to develop their understanding of all cultures and religions.

Continue to monitor all racist incidents and to report any incidents to the LA and governing body as necessary.

All staff

Ongoing

Reported to full governing body each term.

Continued excellent levels of racial tolerance and understanding – no incidents reported since 2007.

To conduct pupil interviews relating to cultural awareness

RE coordinator

annually

To continue to monitor the level of cultural awareness.

 

Gender Equality

 

Action

By whom

By when

Expected Outcomes

Continuation of tracking both genders in all aspects of their achievement and attendance.

Headteacher

English and maths coordinators

Ongoing each term

Ensure provision and achievement for all groups is at expected or beyond standard.

Ensure attendance of both genders is monitored and is equal to or above whole school percentage.

Continue to use SEAL and PSHE to reinforce school ethos of equality, tolerance and understanding of all people.

All staff

Ongoing

Ensure children continue to develop their levels of tolerance and understanding of all.

Continue to ensure subjects are equally accessible and promoted to both genders and monitor extra-curriculum participation is representative of both genders.

Monitored by all staff – ensure both genders are involved in team sports.

Ongoing

Ensure both genders have equal access and promotion to all areas of the curriculum and extended curriculum.

Continue to monitor all sexist incidents and report any incidents to the governing body as necessary.

All staff

Report to governing body if occur.

Continued excellent levels of gender tolerance and understanding.

Ensure that all adverts re. New positions are unbiased and promote gender equality.

Headteacher

Bursar

Ongoing

The equality of opportunity between men and women is promoted for all vacancies.

 

Disability Equality:

 

Action

By whom

By when

Expected Outcomes

Continuation of tracking all abilities including children with SEN, in all aspects of their achievement and attendance.

Headteacher

SENCo

Ongoing each term

Ensure provision and achievement for all groups is at expected or beyond standard.

Ensure attendance of all SEN children is monitored and is at least at expected levels.

Continue to use SEAL and PSHE to reinforce school ethos of equality, tolerance and understanding of all people

All staff

Ongoing

Ensure children continue to develop their levels of tolerance and understanding of all.

Continue to ensure subjects are equally accessible and promoted to all regardless of any disabilities. Monitor extra-curriculum participation is representative of all abilities.

Monitored by all staff –

Ongoing

Ensure all abilities have equal access and promotion to all areas of the curriculum and extended curriculum.

Continue to monitor all incidents relating to persecution and report any incidents to the LA and governing body as necessary.

All staff

Ongoing

Continued excellent levels of disability inclusion awareness.

Continue to ensure persons with any disability are portrayed in a positive light throughout the school.

All Staff

Ongoing

Displays and work in school portray persons with disabilities in a positive light.

Ensure that access to every physical area of the school is appropriate for all persons in school regardless of any disability or alternative is provided due to limitations of access to the first floor.

Headteacher Governing Body

Ongoing

Annual health and safety audits show all areas as fully accessible or, dependant on disability, in consultation with the disabled person an acceptable alternative is provided.

To consult on views of disabled pupils/staff/governors to ensure that any required actions are taken.

Headteacher

As appropriate

Ensure any persons with a disability recognise they have the right to state any issues they may have and indeed witness that the Head, SLT, Governing Body will act upon any issues to best resolve them.

 

As is highlighted above, our data tracking and target setting ensures that all ‘groups’ (e.g. gender, free-school meals, race etc) are examined as a matter of course. Any discrepancies are highlighted and appropriate measures are put into place to minimise and/or improve the academic achievement of any ‘group’.

3. Fostering good relations across all characteristics - between people who share a protected characteristic and people who do not share it:

As highlighted in the schedules above, and particularly within curriculum policies, our thorough work in promoting tolerance, respect and understanding of those people with disabilities, those with differing cultures etc. is effective in fostering good relationships. Our work with neighbouring schools, multi-faith approaches, PSHE, SEAL work and links with schools from other cultures and countries provides the pupils with experiences to help them develop these relationships.

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