Chalkwell Hall Infant School
Public Sector Equality Duty Statement
1.1 This document describes how the Governing Body of Chalkwell Hall Infant School intends to fulfil its responsibilities under the Public Sector Equality Duty with regard to its workforce. The Equality Objectives will be part of the School Development Plan.
1.2 We will have due regard to the need to:
1.3 We will collect and use equality information to help us to:
1.4 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, for example, women as cleaners, or at certain grades. In addition, we note that it is likely to be useful to collect and consider information, appropriately disaggregated, about:
2. Publication of Equality Information
2.1 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.
Equality Objectives 2018-2021
There are a number of statutory duties that must be met by every school in line with legislation from the Race Relations (Amendment) Act (2000), Disability Equality Duty (2005) and Equality Act (2010).
Chalkwell Hall Infant School is committed to meeting its public sector duties and acknowledges that we have a statutory duty to:
The Leadership Team and Governors at Chalkwell Hall Infant School regularly review the progress we are making to meet our equality objectives with regard to the protected groups (race, disability, gender, gender re-assignment, age, pregnancy and maternity, marital status, sexual orientation, religion and belief and sexual orientation) under the Equality Act (2010).
At Chalkwell Hall Infant School, we are committed to ensuring equality of education and opportunity for all pupils, staff, parents and carers, irrespective of race, gender, disability, belief, religion or socio-economic background.
In order to further support pupils, raise standards and ensure inclusive teaching, we have set ourselves the following objectives:
To be reviewed annually by the governing body and SLT in the autumn term.
To be monitored by the assessment lead for data trends (objective 1).
To be monitored by the Assistant Head, Inclusion, with a focus on the progress of SEN pupils (objective 2).
To be monitored by the Deputy Headteacher with a focus on vulnerable learners - Pupil Premium including: FSM, LAC, Post LAC and EAL students (objective 2).
To be monitored by the Assistant Head, Inclusion, for parental engagement and attendance (objective 3).