Equality, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

Be kind, be curious, be you

Our Henleaze Infant School values: kindness, curiosity, respect and community underpin all that we do. We use these values to consider the strength of our curriculum offer as well as leadership decsions through an equalities lens.

The Public Sector Equality Duty (PSED):

The Equality Act 2010 introduced a single, general duty for public bodies, including schools, and which extends to all ‘protected characteristics’ – race, disability, sex, age, religion or belief, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity and gender reassignment.

There are three main elements within the act and in carrying out our functions, as a school, we must have regard to the need to:

  1. Eliminate discrimination and other conduct prohibited by the act.
  2. Advance equality of opportunity between people who share a protected characteristic and people who do not share it.
  3. Foster good relations across all characteristics – between people who share a protected characteristic and people who do not share it.

Our mission statement:

At Henleaze Infant School we are committed to ensuring equality of education and opportunity  for all pupils, staff, parents and carers receiving services from the school, irrespective of race,  age, gender, sexual orientation, disability, faith or religion, socio-economic background or  being pregnant or undertaking maternity leave. We aim to develop a culture of inclusion and  diversity in which all those connected to the school feel proud of their identity and able to  participate fully in school life.  

The achievement of pupils will be monitored by race, gender and disability and we will use this  data to support pupils, raise standards and ensure inclusive teaching. We will tackle discrimination by the positive promotion of equality, challenging bullying and stereotypes and  creating an environment which champions respect for all. At Henleaze Infant School we  believe that diversity is a strength, which should be respected and celebrated by all those who  learn, teach and visit here. 

Examples of how our school meets specific duties within the equality Act 2010:

Families are welcomed to our school through a planned transition activities to enable us to understand their context

Through our Religion and Worldviews, Personal, Social, Health Education curricula and our assembly program we aim to instill our school values in children

We provide many opportunities for families to engage in school life through both social events and information sessions

We provide all key information through our website and have parent-friendly versions of key policies

Our curriculum is designed to introduce children to a range of cultures and traditions

We monitor the attainment and progress of key groups to evaluate the impact of our curriculum and identify any areas where individuals or groups may need additional intervention

Staff engage in professional development opportunities to support their understanding of best practice in teaching and learning and pastoral care for children

Current School Context:

Related Policies:

Special Eductional Needs and Disabilities Policy

English as an additional language policy

Behaviour Policy

Antibullying Policy

Child protection and safeguarding Policy

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