At Holy Cross Catholic Primary School we welcome our duties under the Equality Act 2010, and in particular our duties in regard to the Public Sector Equality Duty-to eliminate discrimination, advance equality of opportunity and to foster good relations.
We are also fully committed to meeting our responsibilities in regards to- The Prevent Strategy, Promoting British Values, Child Sex Exploitation, Young Carers, and any other Government backed equality initiatives.
Our aim is to provide a framework that supports our commitment to valuing diversity, tackling discrimination, promoting equality and fostering good relationships between different groups of people. It is also intended to help tackle issues of disadvantage and underachievement of different groups.
As such, we recognise that the whole school community working together, encouraging strong, positive relationships between pupils, staff, parents, governors and other school stakeholders helps to provide the best education and life experiences for all our pupils.
In line with our responsibilities under the Public Sector Equality Duty arising from the Equality Act 2010, we have published (below) on line and in paper format our Equality Objectives for the next four years; which we intend to evaluate annually. We shall also publish information regarding our compliance to the Public Sector Equality Duty.
Please contact Miss Hodges or myself should you require any further information regarding the school’s equality and diversity policies and procedures.
Mrs H Bannon
Equality Objectives 2017-2018
Raise awareness of diversity and difference of cultures and religions.
Narrow gaps in attainment between boys and girls.
We are currently in the process of creating action points which will allow us to put strategies into place to ensure that we achieve these objectives. These actions and other additional information will also be available on the website in due course.
Many thanks again for all of your help, contribution and support with this very important matter. All of the staff at Holy Cross look forward to continuing to work with our school community in order to achieve the very best for our children and our community by creating and promoting equality and providing opportunities where children, parents, staff, governors and other visitors feel included in all that we do.