The Equality Act 2010 introduced a Single Public Sector Equality Duty (PSED) that applies to all public bodies including maintained schools. In carrying out their functions, public bodies are required to have regard to:
Eliminate discrimination and other conduct prohibited by the act.
Advance equality of opportunity between people.
Foster good relationships across all characteristics.
To further the general duty the Government also introduced new specific duties which require schools to:
Publish information to demonstrate how they are complying with the Public Sector Equality Duty
Prepare and publish equality objectives.
The Headteacher, Senior Leadership Team and Governing Body at St Maxentius Church of England Primary School regularly review the progress we are making to meet our equality objectives with regard to different groups (race, gender, disability, gender re-assignment, age, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, religion, belief and maternity) under the Equality Act (2010)
St Maxentius Equality Objectives:
Objective 1: To review current legislation and ensure all policy and practice is compliant and understood by all members of the school team.
Objective 2: To monitor and track the achievement of pupils by gender, race and SEND and to act on any trends or patterns that emerge, providing additional support for pupils.
Objective 3: To raise levels of attainment and progress in all vulnerable learners and those with multiple barriers to learning.
Objective 4: To promote a range of faiths within our Church of England school so that by March 2023 children, staff and parents will have experienced a range of faith leaders and places of worship.
Objective 5: Ensure all areas of the building and school grounds comply with Government legislation relating to disability