The Equality Act 2010 requires us to publish information that demonstrates that we have due regard for the need to:
Riddings Infant and Nursery School is an inclusive school where we focus on the well-being and progress of every child and where all members of our community are of equal worth.
We believe that 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.
Number of pupils on roll at the school: 211
Age of pupils: 3 to 7
Information on pupils by protected characteristics
The Equality Act 2010 protects people from discrimination on the basis of protected characteristics. Every person has several of the protected characteristics, so the Act protects everyone against unfair treatment.
In order to ensure that all pupils are protected from discrimination, the school collects information on protected characteristics.
Information on other groups of pupils
In addition to pupils with protected characteristics, we gather further information on the following groups of pupils:
It may be possible to identify individuals from the information provided when the number of pupils with a particular characteristic is low and the information is sensitive personal information.
Gender: 54.5% male, 45.5% female
Pupils eligible for Pupil Premium: 36.2%
Pupils with Special Educational Needs (SEN) 26%
Pupils with English as an Additional Language (EAL): 6.2%
Eliminating discrimination and other conduct that is prohibited by the Act
The information provided here aims to demonstrate that we give careful consideration to equality issues in everything that we do at Riddings Infant and Nursery School. ‘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, parents/carers and children to meet our duties under the Equality Act 2010.
We eliminate discrimination by:
Advancing equality of opportunity between people who share a protected characteristic and people who do not share it
We advance equality of opportunity by:
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:
At Riddings Infant and Nursery School, we are committed to ensuring equality of education and opportunity for all pupils, staff, parents and carers, irrespective of race, gender, disability, belief, religion or socio-economic background.
Riddings Infant and Nursery School will promote equal opportunity and will not tolerate inequality in any area of school's life or work. All will be treated equally and given access to the curriculum and life of the school. All will have equal opportunity to benefit from all that we offer. Our intention is to develop an ethos in which all will thrive. Diversity and differences will be valued and respected by all and they will contribute to the richness of our school life and learning.
Our Curriculum Policy
Our curriculum complies with the duties in the Equality Act 2021 and the Special Educational Needs and Disability Regulations 2014. Making the curriculum accessible for those with disabilities or special educational needs.
Democracy is incorporated in areas such as our school parliament and pupil/parent voice.
Rule of Law – we use our behaviour policy to begin this journey of understanding and consequences, following rules to keep everyone safe.
Tolerance & Mutual Respect are part of our KINDER values.
Individual Liberty is part of our assemblies, discussing these issues and ideas.