Public Sector Equality Duty
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 relationships between people who share a protected characteristic and people who do not share it.
Martin Frobisher Infant School is an inclusive school where we place a strong focus on the wellbeing and progress of every child and where all members of our school community are of equal worth. The staff and governors appreciate the responsibility they have to help all children to develop attitudes and values which are appropriate for the diverse and multi-cultural society in which they will live and participate as members of a community.
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
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 high expectations of all our children.
Our equality objectives for September 2021 - September 2025 are
To further develop pupils’ understanding of respect, fairness and tolerance through our curriculum offer and
the promotion of Fundamental British Values.
Why we have chosen this objective: Our data indicates that the composition of our school is predominately
White, British, Christian with minority representation in other ethnic and religious groups
To achieve this objective we plan to: To use the curriculum as a vehicle to teach pupils about British Values
which extend beyond their own personal experience into areas such as citizenship and democracy and
traditional folk heritage. We actively aim to instill aspiration and ambition in our pupils by exposing them to a
wide range of cultural experiences including visits, visitors and wider opportunities.
To further develop our curriculum offer so that it provides opportunities to raise awareness and understanding
of diversity within our local, national and global community.
Why we have chosen this objective: Our review of the curriculum highlighted that in some subject areas
there was limited diversity in what was being taught and about who was being taught.
To achieve this objective we plan to: Review all curriculum areas to ensure there is greater diversity and
coverage over the 2 year cycle for each curriculum area.
To reduce the achievement gap between girls and boys at end of phase assessment points.
Why we have chosen this objective: Historically there has been a gap in achievement between boys and
girls at each end of phase assessment point
To achieve this objective we plan to: Ensure our curriculum meets the needs of both boys and girls.
Carefully track and monitor the progress boys and girls are making and ensure timely interventions are in
place as required.