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Equality and Diversity

 

Torpoint Nursery and Infant School is firmly committed to Equality and Diversity.  This is reflected in our mission statement:

 

“Where each child is special and every child matters”.

 

The Equality Act 2010 requires us to publish information that demonstrates 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.

We strive to ensure our school is an inclusive and accepting environment where difference, of all kinds, is recognised and valued. We will ensure that every pupil irrespective of race, disability, gender, religion and belief or sexual orientation is able to achieve high standards and that strategies are in place to tackle under–achievement. We have a statutory obligation to promote the integration and valuing of all groups of people as well as actively responding to incidents of discrimination and prejudice wherever they may appear.

We  promote  pupils’ understanding of the protected characteristics. These protected characteristics are: age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion and belief, sex, sexual orientation. As a Nursery and Infant School, the age appropriate teaching linked to the above is reflected in our PSHRE curriculum where children learn to respect commonalities and differences between each other and their families, within school or the wider world. This will be the only way in which we deliver this aspect of the curriculum. A central goal of our school is to promote in each child an understanding and acceptance of diversity, alongside a strong sense of belonging within the wider community and the country in which they live.

We also respect the equal rights of our staff, other members of the school community and visitors to our school.  Our intention is to ensure that the adults working or volunteering in our school include where possible a gender mix, appropriate representation of diverse ethnic groups and disabled people. We believe that this will provide good role models for pupils from all backgrounds and puts into practice our understanding that we recognise the unique position of schools to promote acceptance and understanding within the wider community.

Equality Objectives 

In order to further support pupils, raise standards and ensure inclusive teaching, we have set  the following objectives for 2020-2021:-

  • To monitor and analyse pupil achievement termly by race, gender and disability and act on any trends or patterns in the data that require additional support for pupils.
  • To continue to raise levels of attainment for all groups of pupils