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Equality Statement

At The Royal Kent School Primary School, staff and Governors are committed to:

  • promoting equality of opportunity
  • eliminating discrimination and harassment
  • valuing diversity and promoting positive relationships
  • providing an inclusive education which enables all pupils to develop their full potential
  • meeting the requirements of the Equality Act 2010.

 The Equality Act 2010

The Equality Act 2010 replaces previous anti-discrimination legislation with a single Act. The Equality Duty is set out in section 149 of the Act. It replaces the three previous public sector equality duties – for race, disability and gender – and covers the following protected characteristics:

  • Age
  • Disability
  • Gender reassignment
  • Marriage and civil partnership (but only in respect of eliminating unlawful discrimination)
  • Pregnancy and maternity
  • Race
  • Religion or belief
  • Sex
  • Sexual orientation

 At RKS, we ensure that we have due regard to the need to:

  • eliminate unlawful discrimination, harassment and victimisation and other conduct that is prohibited by the Act
  • advance equality of opportunity between people who share a characteristic and those who don’t
  • foster good relations between people who share a characteristic and those who don’t

 

Equality in Teaching and learning

 We provide all our pupils with the opportunity to succeed and to reach the highest level of personal achievement. We do this by:

  • Ensuring equality of access for all pupils and preparing them for life in a diverse society
  • Using materials that reflect the diversity of the school, population and local community without stereotyping
  • Promoting attitudes and values that challenge any discriminatory behaviour or prejudice
  • Providing opportunities for pupils to appreciate their own culture and celebrate the diversity of other cultures
  • Seeking to involve all parents in supporting their child’s education
  • Utilising teaching approaches appropriate for the whole school population which are inclusive and reflective of our pupils.

 

Our Equality Objectives 

In order to comply with the Equality Act 2010 and the specific duties for schools, we are required to publish our equality objectives which are outlined below:

  • To diminish the differences between the attainment and attendance of children who are eligible for Pupil Premium funding and those who are not
  • To diminish the differences between the attainment of children who have Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities (SEND) and their peers
  • To support ‘mobile’ pupils, who join us at different times to the usual entry points of Reception and Year 3, particularly those who have been educated in a different school system (i.e. independent schools, abroad)
  • To support our growing minority of PLAC children and their parents

Updated October 2018