Equality

Equality

The basic equality between all human beings has always been fundamental to Christian belief and teaching.  Stoke Row CE Primary School acknowledges and welcomes diversity among pupils, staff, governors and visitors.

The governing body and school are committed to a policy of equality and aims to ensure that no employee, job applicant, pupil or other member of the school community is treated less favourably on grounds of

  • Disability
  • Gender reassignment
  • Pregnancy and maternity
  • Race – this includes ethnic or national origins, colour or nationality
  • Religion or Belief – includes lack of belief
  • Sex (referred to previously as gender and includes issues of transgender)
  • Sexual Orientation
  • The protected characteristics of ‘Age’ and ‘Marriage and Civil Partnership’ apply to the school as employers, but not with regard to the treatment of pupils or prospective pupils.

Our school is typical of the South Oxfordshire rural area and has little diversity of faith, race and cultural backgrounds.  As such, we explore opportunities to increase understanding and inclusion by our pupils of the diversity of the wider UK and global community.

Furthermore, at Stoke Row CE Primary School

  • We aim to eliminate unlawful discrimination so any behaviour, comments or attitudes that undermine or threaten an individual’s self esteem on the above grounds will not be tolerated.
  • We aim to advance equality of opportunity and aim to provide equal access to high quality educational opportunities.
  • We aim to foster good relationships to ensure that everyone feels that they are a valued member of the school community.
  • We aim to provide a safe and happy environment where all can flourish and where physical and cultural diversity is celebrated.

All members of the school community are responsible for promoting the school’s single equality and accessibility policy and are obliged to respect and act in accordance with the policy.

SR – Single Equality and Accessibility Plan

Equality Data – Pupils

Our school is typical of the South Oxfordshire area and has little diversity of faith, race and cultural backgrounds.  As such, we explore opportunities to increase understanding and inclusion by our pupils of the diversity of the wider UK and global community.

Pupils Jan 2020
Children on roll at our school 79
Our ratio of boys:girls 45:34
Children on the pupil information form as White British or other White Background 88.6%
Children described as being of other ethnic or cultural background 11.4%
Children described on the pupil information form by their parents/carers as having a disability 0%
Children with an Educational Health and Care Plan 2.5%
Children eligible for pupil premium funding 2.5%
Children entitled to free school meals 1.25%
Children who are Service Children 0%
Children who are looked after 0%
Children with English as an additional language 0%
Children who are Autumn Born 29%
Children who are Spring Born 37%
Children who are Summer Born 34%

We have no information on the following protected characteristics:

Gender Reassignment. The school does not have any information on whether any of the children on the roll have reassigned their gender. The school will take note of any additional guidance on how and when to monitor.

Sexual identity.  The school does not have any information on whether any of the pupils on roll identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bi-Sexual (LGB) or Transgender.

The school will take note of further advice and guidance from local and national specialists on how and when to ask pupils these questions and how to use the data sensitively when collected.

Equality Data – Staff

School are not required to publish data about employees where a school has fewer that 150 employees.

STONEWALL

Teaching and support staff recently undertook training provided by the Department of Education through the Stonewall Organisation.  Stonewall has a particular focus on preventing homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying. At Stoke Row the safety, welfare and well-being of all pupils is a key priority.  We actively promote values of respect and equality and work to ensure that difference and diversity is celebrated across the whole school community. We want to enable our pupils to become responsible citizens to prepare them for life in 21st century Britain.  One of our core school values is kindness and we strive to develop our pupils’ understanding of bullying and the different forms it can take. We work on the principle of “all different, all equal” and fostering a respectful and thoughtful attitude towards difference.