Equality Duty and Objectives
At Chalkwell Infants, we seek to foster a caring and respectful environment, which allows us to question and challenge discrimination and inequality, resolve conflicts fairly and work and learn free from harassment and violence. We hope to prepare our learners for tomorrow’s world through committing to creating a community that recognises and celebrates difference within a culture of respect and co-operation. Our core ‘REACH’ values are the main focus of everyday life and promote a culture of equality and respect for all.
All members of our community, including staff and Governors are committed to promoting equality. This involves tackling the barriers which could lead to unequal outcomes for identified groups of pupils in school, ensuring there is equality of access and celebrating and valuing the heritage and strengths of the school community. We believe that equality at our school should permeate all aspects of school life and is the responsibility of every member of the school and wider community. Every member of the school community should feel safe, secure, valued and of equal worth. At Chalkwell Hall Infant School, equality is a key principle for treating all people the same irrespective of their gender, ethnicity, disability, religious beliefs/faith tradition, sexual orientation, age or any other recognised area of discrimination.
Chalkwell Hall Infant School is committed to meeting its public sector duties and acknowledges that we have a statutory duty to:
Eliminate discrimination, harassment and victimisation;
Promote equality of access and opportunity within our school and within our wider community;
Promote positive attitudes to difference and good relationships between people with different backgrounds, genders, cultures, faiths, abilities and ethnic origins.
Please read our Equalities Policies for more information:
Equality Objectives 2021-2024
In order to further support pupils, raise standards and ensure inclusive teaching, we have set ourselves the following objectives:
To monitor and analyse pupil achievement by race, gender and special educational need or disability and act on any trends or patterns in the data that require additional support for pupils.
To raise levels of attainment in core subjects for vulnerable learners. We strive for our students with pupil premium status (FSM, LAC, Post LAC & EAL) to achieve in line with national attainment in Reading, Writing and Maths.
To raise levels of parental and pupil engagement in learning and school life, across all activities. To monitor and support regular attendance for all learners to ensure equity and fairness in access and engagement.
The Senior 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 reassignment, age, pregnancy and maternity, marital status, sexual orientation, religion and belief and sexual orientation) under the Equality Act (2010).