Equality Objectives

‘Socially, racially and religiously inclusive.’ – Parental Questionnaire March 2017

The Beacon CE Primary School is an inclusive school. We are committed to ensuring equality of education and opportunity for all pupils, staff, parents and carers receiving services from the school, irrespective of race, gender, disability, faith, religion or socio-economic group and recognising the protected characteristics in the Equality Act. Working in partnership with parents, we provide a happy, stimulating environment rooted in Christian values. All are cared for and nurtured spiritually, morally, intellectually, physically, socially and emotionally.

Click on a policy to read our:

Equality Policy 2016

Behaviour Policy 2016

Anti-Bullying Policy 2016

Accessibility Plan 2016

Staff Pay Policy 2017

Other policies are under Key Information – Policies on our website.

Under the Equality Act 2010, we welcome our general duty to

  • Eliminate unlawful discrimination, harassment and 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 relations between people who share a protected characteristic and people who do not share it.

We recognise our specific duties which aims to assist us to meet our general duty -

  • To annually publish information on how we are complying with the Equality Duty including to publish information on our school population.
  • To publish equality objectives every four years, which show how we plan to tackle particular inequalities and reduce or remove them

Our School Population

At the Beacon CE Primary School, we believe that diversity is a strength, which should be respected and celebrated by all those who learn, teach and visit here. Our school is a Church of England (Controlled) Primary School, however we welcome children from all backgrounds, abilities, races and religions.

Our school population evidences the inclusive nature of our school.

Our school is growing and in September 2017 we had 366 pupils on roll.

51% of our pupils are boys and 49% are girls.

Our pupil population consists of children from British, Roma, Indian, Chinese, White European, Nigerian, White Asian, Yemeni, other Black African and other Asian ethnicities.

Although the majority of our pupils are from a Church of England background we also have pupils who are Muslim, Buddhist, Christian, Catholic, Hindu, and others identified as other or no religion.

We have children who are Autistic; have been assessed as dyslexic, or with ADHD.

Our school has 32% pupils entitled to Pupil Premium.

Our actions to meet our Equality Duty - 2016-2017

Each year, we evaluate what we have achieved against the Equality Act general duty to –

Eliminate unlawful discrimination, harassment and victimisation

  • We attained level 1 as A Rights Respecting School in April 6th 2017
  • Reviewed and updated
    • Equal Opportunities Policy September 2016
    • Behaviour Policy July 2016
    • Anti-Bullying Policy October 2016
  • RE curriculum revised - celebrating religious differences to challenge issues of prejudice and intolerance.
  • Children visited various places of worship in the year including visits to a Hindu Temple, the Anglican Cathedral, Sikh Temple, Buddhist meditation and a Mosque.
  • Staff and Governor joint training on equality issues.

Advance equality of opportunity

  • Pupil Premium Strategy 2016-2017 formulated, identifying issues and actions to be taken to tackle disadvantage.
  • Accessibility Plan updated for 2016-2017 to improve access to the building, curriculum and information for disabled pupils and adults.
  • Reviewed and updated
      • Staff Pay Policy September 2017

Foster good relations

  • Parent’s questionnaire highlighted the school as a socially, racially and religiously inclusive school. 100% of parents responded that their child felt safe and were well looked after.
  • SEND Parent meetings are held throughout the school year and all parents have access to workshops held which offer SEND support. Parent comments from the workshops provided a 100% positive response and expressed that parents and carers benefited from the provision.

We have agreed on the following Equality Objectives for 2017

  • To tackle prejudice and promote understanding in relation to people with disabilities
  • To improve the participation and engagement of parents of children with SEND in their children’s education.

Actions and timescales to achieve these objectives are detailed in our SEN School Improvement Plan and are regularly monitored and reviewed.

 



 

 

Contact the School

Beacon CE Primary

Heyworth Street
Everton
Liverpool
Merseyside
L5 3QG

Main Contact: Anna McGurk

Tel: 0151 263 4206
Fax: 0151 263 1583
a.mcgurk@beacon.liverpool.sch.uk

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