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Equality Objectives

  • Ensure that all children, regardless of demographic, gain the knowledge, skills and cultural capital they need to succeed in life and achieve well.
  • All pupil groups to perform in line with each other, with no demographic group under-performing.

How have the objectives been chosen?

These objectives have been chosen as a result of the analysis of audit trails (including learning walks, books scrutinies and talking with pupils), as well as the analysis of external data reports including ASP and IDSR and in consultation with other stakeholders.

What is going to be done to achieve each objective?

We will:



Success Criteria

Ensure that all children, regardless of demographic, gain the knowledge, skills and cultural capital they need to succeed in life and achieve well.

  • All subject curriculums identify the key knowledge to be taught each year.
  • Subject long term plans progressive.
  • Key concepts of each curriculum regularly revisited.
  • Knowledge organisers for every unit available to all pupils.
  • All lessons start with a ‘Do Now’ to revisit previously taught learning and allows new learning to be built successfully upon.
  • Weekly Revisit & Remember sessions.
  • End of unit assessments and knowledge checks in place for every History and Geography unit.
  • Attainment and progress data to be analysed by demographic groups, emerging gaps identified and addressed.
  • Effective Pupil Premium Strategy in place.
  • All staff trained in adaptive teaching so that teaching is inclusive.
  • Pupils books, assessments and pupil voice shows that all children have gained the knowledge, skills and cultural capital they need to be successful in life and that they are achieving well.
  • External reviews/ audits praise the quality of education for all children, stating it is ambitious for all learners.

All pupil groups to perform in line with each other, with no demographic group under-performing.

  • Data to be analysed by demographic groups.
  • Progress and attainment data from demographic groups to be discussed with all stakeholders.
  • Where a demographic group is not performing in line with others, targets to be set on class action plans.
  • Effective Pupil Premium strategy and plans for looked after pupils will be in place.
  • All demographic groups will perform in line with each other, with no group under-performing significantly.
  • All demographic groups will perform higher than others nationally.

What is the diversity of our school population?

Our school population on 8th September 2023 was as follows (taken from Arbor): the largest ethnic groups are White-British (88.19%), Any other mixed background (1.45%), White English (3.38%) Other White British (0.97%), Chinese (0.72%), any other Asian background (0.24%), White and Asian (1.69%), Afghan (0.72%) any other White background (0.97%), Arab Other (0.24%), White European (0.48%), Black – African (0.24%), White Other (0.24%), White Black Caribbean (0.24%) and Italian (0.24%). The school had 15 ethnic groups. 

How are we performing in relation to the three aims of the equality duty?

Eliminate unlawful discrimination, harassment and victimisation

Our Christian ethos, school aims and curriculum provision, as well as our approach to pastoral support and behaviour management ensures unlawful discrimination, harassment and victimisation is eliminated.

Advance equality of opportunity

We effectively advance equality of opportunity through our curriculum and wider curriculum provision, as a result of being a UNICEF Rights Respecting School, and through our day to day practices e.g. we encourage participation in sport for those with disability, teaching girls and boys they can have the same aspirations.

Foster good relations

We confidently foster good relations by having three Pupil/Parent Interviews a year, through the Parent Forum, offering Family Learning Opportunities (including Meet the Teacher sessions), inviting family members into school to participate in the life of the school, signposting our families to other agencies. We also have an open door policy.

The Equality Act brought in changes in to what schools should and must do

The Act covers all aspects of school life to do with how a school treats pupils and prospective pupils, parents and carers, employees, and members of the community. Everything a school does must be fair, non-discriminatory and not put individuals or groups of people at a disadvantage. In particular, a school must not discriminate, harass or victimise a pupil or potential pupil in relation to:

• Admissions

• The way it provides education for pupils

• How it provides pupils access to any benefit, facility or service

• Excluding a pupil or subjecting them to any other detriment

What actions and behaviours are unlawful under the Act?

The Act defines a number of types of unlawful behaviour, including:

• Direct discrimination

• Indirect discrimination

• Failing to make reasonable adjustments for disabled pupils or staff

• Discrimination arising from disability

• Harassment related to a protected characteristic

• Victimisation of someone because they have made, or helped with, a complaint about discrimination

What are “protected characteristics”?

Protected characteristics refer to aspects of a person’s identify. Treating a person less favourably because they have one or more of these characteristics would be unlawful. The protected characteristics are:

• Age

• Disability

• Gender reassignment

• Marriage and civil partnership

• Pregnancy and maternity

• Race

• Religion or belief

• Sex

• Sexual orientation

The Equality and Accessibility Action Plan is located on our school website.

The Equality Scheme is located under the policies section of the Three Saints Academy Trust website.