The Equality Act 2010 requires us to publish information that demonstrates that we have due regard for the need to:
Eliminate unlawful discrimination, harassment, victimisation and any other conduct prohibited by the Equality Act 2010
Advance equality of opportunity between people who share a protected characteristic and people who do not share it
Foster good relations between people who share a protected characteristic and people who do not share it.
James Peacock Infant and Nursery School is an inclusive school where we focus on the well-being and progress of every child and where all members of our community are of equal worth.
We believe that the Equality Act provides a framework to support our commitment to valuing diversity, tackling discrimination, promoting equality and fostering good relationships between people. It also ensures that we continue to tackle issues of disadvantage and underachievement of different groups.
Our approach to equality is based on the following key principles: 1. All learners are of equal value
2. We recognise and respect difference
3. We foster positive attitudes and relationships and a shared sense of cohesion and belonging.
4. We observe good equalities practice in staff recruitment, retention and development.
5. We aim to reduce and remove inequalities and barriers that already exist.
6. We have the highest expectations of all our children.
Our Equality Information
Number of pupils on roll at the school: 305 Age of pupils: 3 to 7
Information on pupils by protected characteristics The Equality Act 2010 protects people from discrimination on the basis of protected characteristics. Every person has several of the protected characteristics, so the Act protects everyone against unfair treatment. In order to ensure that all children are protected from discrimination, the school collects information on protected characteristics. We also are working with the children in an age-appropriate way to ensure protected characteristics are understood and respected across the school.
Information on other groups of children: In addition to children with protected characteristics, we gather further information on the following groups of children:
Children in receipt of Pupil Premium (PP)
Children with Special Educational Needs (SEN)
Children with English as an Additional Language (EAL)
Looked after children
2023/2024 statistics: Number on roll (current) - 292 Gender: 147 male, 145 female Children eligible for Pupil Premium Finding – Disadvantage group: 25 (8.5%) Children with Special Educational Needs (SEN) 13 (4.5%) Children with an Educational Health Care Plan (EHCP) 2 Children with English as an Additional Language (EAL): 31 Young carers: 0 Looked after children: 1
We will collect 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.
Assess whether we are discriminating unlawfully when carrying out any of our functions.
Identify what the key equality issues are for our school.
Benchmark our performance and processes against those of similar organisations, nationally or locally.
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.
Make informed decisions about policies and practices which are based on evidence about the impact of our activities on equality.
Develop equality objectives to meet the specific duties.
Have due regard to the aims of the general equality duty by ensuring that staff have appropriate information for decision-making.
Staff Equality Profile
We will work towards developing an equality profile of staff to help us to understand key equality issues in our workforce, including any evidence of pay gaps or ‘occupational segregation’ i.e. staff with certain protected characteristics being over-represented in particular roles.
In addition, we note that it is likely to be useful to collect and consider information, appropriately disaggregated, about:
recruitment and promotion
numbers of part-time and full-time staff
pay and remuneration
return to work of women on maternity leave
return to work of disabled employees following sick leave relating to their disability
grievances (including about harassment)
disciplinary action (including for harassment)
dismissals and other reasons for leaving
Publication of Equality Information We will collect and use enough workforce information to effectively meet the general equality duty. Where relevant and proportionate we will publish on our website some information about the impact of our employment functions on people with the different protected characteristics in order to demonstrate compliance with the general equality duty.
Eliminating discrimination and other conduct that is prohibited by the Act: The information provided here aims to demonstrate that we give careful consideration to equality issues in everything that we do at James Peacock Infant and Nursery School.
‘Due regard’ ensures that we work towards eliminating discrimination, harassment and victimisation and other conduct that is prohibited by the Equality Act. We are committed to working for equality for all our staff, parents/carers and children to meet our duties under the Equality Act 2010.
We eliminate discrimination by:
Ensuring our curriculum gives children the opportunity to explore, respect, celebrate and admire everyone across our wide society. We also regularly monitor and adapt the curriculum to ensure that it meets the needs of our children and that it promotes respect for diversity and challenges negative stereotyping.
Our behaviour policy ensures that all children feel safe at school and addresses prejudicial bullying.
Reporting, responding to and monitoring all racist incidents.
Teaching is of the highest quality to ensure children reach their potential and all children are given equal entitlement to success
Tracking pupil progress to ensure that all children make good or rapid progress, and intervening when necessary
Listening to and monitoring views and experiences of children and adults to evaluate the effectiveness of our policies and procedures.
Advancing equality of opportunity between people who share a protected characteristic and people who do not share it We advance equality of opportunity by:
Using the information we gather to identify underachieving groups or individuals and plan targeted intervention
Ensuring participation of parents/carers and children in school development
Listening to parents/carers
Listening to children at all times
Fostering good relations across all characteristics - between people who share a protected characteristic and people who do not share it We foster good relations by:
Ensuring that James Peacock Infant and Nursery is seen as a community school within our local community
Ensuring that equality and diversity are embedded in the curriculum and ethos of the school.
What are the protected characteristics? Under the Equality Act, there are nine protected characteristics:
marriage and civil partnership.
pregnancy and maternity.
religion or belief.
James Peacock Infant and Nursery School | Manor Park | Ruddington | Nottingham | NG11 6DS Tel: 0115 9144 225 | Email: email@example.com