Milborne Port Primary School Equality Statement 2023-2025
To promote mutual respect and achievement for all.
We welcome the Public Sector Equality Duty as set out in the Equality Act (2010).
The public sector equality duty has three aims:
- To eliminate unlawful discrimination, harassment and victimisation
- To advance equality of opportunity between people who share a protected characteristic and those that do not
- To foster good relations between people who have a shared characteristic and those who do not.
The Equality Act 2010 was introduced to ensure protection on the grounds of specific characteristics (referred to as protected characteristics). For schools, this means that it is unlawful to discriminate against staff, students, parents/guardians or treat them less favourably because of their sex; race; disability; religion or belief; gender reassignment; sexual orientation; pregnancy or maternity.
Marriage and civil partnerships and age are also 'protected characteristics' but these points applies to staff, parents/guardians not students in schools.
Our Equality Objectives for 2023-25
To review and continue to actively close gaps in attainment and achievement between all groups of pupils; especially those eligible for Pupil Premium, pupils with special educational needs and disabilities, looked after children and pupils from minority ethnic groups.