Equality Information and Objectives


Public Sector Equality Duty


The Equality Act 2010 requires us to publish information to demonstrate that we have due regard for the need to:


  • Eliminate unlawful discrimination, harassment, victimisation and any other conduct prohibited by the Equality Act 2010
  • Advance equality of opportunity between people who share a protected characteristic and people who do not share it
  • Foster good relations between people who share a protected characteristic and people who do not share it

SJC Federation schools are inclusive and we focus on the well-being and progress of every child and where all members of our community are of equal worth.


We believe the Equality Act provides a framework to support our commitment to valuing diversity, tackling discrimination, promoting equality and fostering good relationships between 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:


  1. All learners are of equal value
  2. We recognise and respect difference
  3. We foster positive attitudes and relationships and a shared sense of cohesion and belonging
  4. We observe good equalities practice in staff recruitment, retention and development
  5. We aim to reduce and remove inequalities and barriers that already exist
  6. We have the highest expectations of all our children


Information on pupils by protected characteristics

The Equality Act 2010 protects people from discrimination on the basis of protected characteristics. Every person has one or more of the protected characteristics so the Act protects everyone from unfair treatment.


Information on other groups of pupils

We also gather information on the following groups of pupils:


  • Pupils eligible for free school meals
  • Pupils with Special Educational Needs
  • Disadvantaged groups
  • Pupils with English as an additional language
  • Looked after children
  • Other vulnerable groups

Eliminating discrimination and other conduct that is protected from the Act

The information provided here aims to demonstrate that we give careful consideration to equality issues in everything that we do. `Due regard` ensures that we work towards eliminating discrimination, harassment and victimisation and other conduct that is prohibited by the Equality Act.


We are committed to working for equality for all our staff, parent/carers and children to meet our duties under the Equality Act 2010.


We eliminate discrimination by:

  • Accessibility Plan
  • Behaviour policy ensures that all children feel safe at school and addresses prejudice
  • Reporting, responding to and monitoring all racist, sexist and homophobic incidents
  • Regularly monitoring the curriculum to ensure that it meets the needs of all our pupils and it promotes respect for diversity and challenges negative stereotyping
  • Teaching is of the highest quality to ensure that children reach their potential and all pupils are given equal entitlement to success
  • Tracking pupil progress to ensure that all children make rapid progress and intervening when necessary
  • Ensuring that all pupils have the opportunity to access extra-curricular opportunity
  • Listening to and monitoring views and experiences of pupils and adults to evaluate the effectiveness of our policies and procedures

Advancing equality of opportunity between people who share a protected characteristic and people who do not share it


We advance equality of opportunity by:

  • Using the information we gather to identify underachieving groups or individuals and plan targeted intervention
  • Listening to parent/carers
  • Listening to pupils at all times

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:

  • Ensuring that equality and diversity is embedded in our curriculum


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