Welcome to our school
At Chesham Primary School we are committed to ensuring equality of opportunity in line with the Equality Act of October 2010. We seek to demonstrate this through all aspects of school life and in particular through our commitment to every child, fulfilling their potential. This commitment applies to our work in the classroom, our pupil support systems, our recruitment and retention of staff and our work in the local and wider community.
As a school we will ensure that all pupils have the opportunity to achieve the very best that they are capable of and will also guide parents on how they can support their child’s achievement. Where pupils experience barriers to their success we will work with them to address these in a sensitive and sympathetic way.
Through our work in the classroom we will ensure that pupils understand the importance of equality and what forms discrimination can take and the impact discrimination can have. We will also seek to foster within our pupils their own commitment to promoting equality.
The Equality Act 2010 requires us to publish information that demonstrates that we have due regard for the need to:
We are 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 diverse groups of 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:
Information on pupils by protected characteristics
The Equality Act 2010 protects people from discrimination based on protected characteristics. Every person has several of the protected characteristics, so the Act protects everyone against unfair treatment.
In order to ensure that all pupils are protected from discrimination, harassment and victimisation, the school collects data on protected groups, analyses it and uses it to plan.
Information on other groups of pupils
In addition to pupils with protected characteristics, we gather further information on the following groups of pupils:
Eliminating discrimination and other conduct that is prohibited by the Act
The information provided here aims to demonstrate that we consider equality, diversity and inclusion issues in everything that we do at Chesham Primary School. ‘Due regard’ ensures that we work towards eliminating bullying, discrimination, harassment and victimisation and other conduct that is inappropriate/prohibited by the Equality Act.
We are committed to promoting equality, tackling discrimination and fostering positive relationships for all our staff, parents/carers and children to beyond/meet our duties under the Equality Act 2010.
We eliminate discrimination by:
Advancing equality of opportunity between people who share a protected characteristic and people who do not share it
We advance equality of opportunity by:
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:
At Chesham Primary School, we are committed to ensuring equality of education and equality of opportunity for all pupils, staff, parents and carers, irrespective of race, gender, disability, religion/belief, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, age, pregnancy/maternity, civil partnerships/marriage or socio-economic background.
In order to further support pupils, raise standards and ensure inclusive teaching, we have set the following objectives:
Objective 1: To monitor and analyse pupil achievement by race, gender, disability and disadvantage, and act on any trends or patterns in the data that require additional support for pupils.
Objective 2: To raise levels of attainment in core subjects for vulnerable learners.
Objective 3: To review levels of parental/carer and pupil engagement in learning and school life, across all activities to ensure equity, inclusion and fairness in access, achievement, outcomes and engagement.