Equality objectives 2016 2017

The pastoral team are currently working on the annual objectives for the academic year 2016 2017 – published during September 2016.

Spring/ summer terms 2016

Our Year 5 and 6 pupils have been working with Peter Yip who is a consultant for equality and diversity. Peter also worked with a group of parents as a part of our ‘coffee morning’ programme. There are some photographs of the workshops, and some of the work produced as a result, on the school’s Twitter feed.

We have invested over £1000 this term on books for all year groups which show a range of different cultures, family types and stimulate discussion around equality of opportunity. Miss McKee has used the books to plan for rainbow groups and thus we have given all pupils a chance to take part in discussion and activities. For example we have looked at homophobic and transgender bullying and related this to different family combinations.

Our single equality policy 2016 2017:

2017 single equality policy

Here is an ‘easy read’ version of the Equality Act 2010

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/85012/easy-read.pdf

Equality means everyone having the same chances to do what they can. This may mean giving some people extra help.

The Equality Act 2010 provides a single, consolidated source of discrimination law, covering all the types of discrimination that are unlawful. It simplifies the law by removing anomalies and inconsistencies that had developed over time in the existing legislation, and it extends the protection from discrimination in certain areas.

Schools cannot unlawfully discriminate against pupils or any member of the school and wider community in relation to the ‘protected characteristics.

Everyone in Britain is protected by the act. The ‘protected characteristics’ under the act are (in alphabetical order):
age
disability
gender reassignment
marriage and civil partnership
pregnancy and maternity
race
religion and belief
sex
sexual orientation

At Litherland Moss we believe in treating everyone with respect and fairness. Children, parents and staff are all part of our school community and, as such, are valued for their differences and the contributions they make to school life. Our school behaviour, anti bullying policies and dignity at work policies extend across the community to ensure that everyone is protected.

At Litherland Moss we are committed to fostering good relations by:

(a) tackling prejudice.

(b) promoting understanding.

Our curriculum for personal and social education directly promotes the understanding of difference and our day to day practice demonstrates a high level of regard for tackling prejudice.

Equality Objectives 2016

  • To increase staff understanding of equality and its implications on a day to day basis, and in this way to reduce or remove inequalities in characteristics listed in the Equality Act

How-Staff receive training- KS to audit staff termly-Induction of all new staff- Added to supply/students procedures

  • To reduce the incidence of prejudice-related bullying in relation to the protected characteristics listed in the Equality Act

How- measure through incident books- bullying logs/ pupil voices

  • To promote cultural development and understanding through a rich range of experiences both in and beyond the school

How Pupil survey- Tracking of vision and values work(JP)- linking schools

 

There are some links below for further reading:

http://www.nhs.uk/Livewell/Bullying/Pages/Homophobicbullying.aspx

http://www.nasuwt.org.uk/MemberSupport/NASUWTPublications/PrejudiceRelatedBullying/index.htm