Equality information and objectives

Equality Information and Objectives
At Whaddon CofE First School we aim to provide an environment underpinned by Christian values, where everyone experiences the joy of learning. We believe equality and community cohesion is a core part of school life which we embed across the whole curriculum. Within equality and community cohesion we focus on three strands: Faith, Social economic factors and ethnicity and culture. Tackling racism is a vital aspect of this. We recognise that within our school we have only a small variety of faith backgrounds and limited cultural diversity. In addition there are limited different socio/economic groups. However, we want our children to value and appreciate the rich and culturally diverse society in which they will live, develop a strong sense of common values, integrate actively with learners from other groups and be respectful of others differences thus contributing to the promotion of equalities and elimination of prejudice and discrimination.

• We try to ensure that everyone is treated fairly and with respect.

• We want to make sure that our school is a safe, secure and stimulating place for everyone.

• We recognise that people have different needs, and we understand that treating people equally does not always involve treating them all exactly the same.

• We recognise that for some pupils extra support is needed to help them to achieve and be successful.

• We try to make sure that people from different groups are consulted and involved in our decisions, for example through talking to pupils and parents/carers, and through our School Council.

• We aim to ensure that no-one experiences harassment, less favourable treatment or discrimination because of their age; any disability they may have; their ethnicity, colour or national origin; their gender; their gender identity or reassignment; their marital or civil partnership status; being pregnant or having recently had a baby; their religion or beliefs; their sexual identity and orientation

We welcome our duty under the Equality Act 2010 to eliminate discrimination, to advance equality of opportunity and to foster good relations.


Our objectives for the current academic year are: 

To increase the progress of girls in mathematics, narrowing the gap between boys and girls

To raisethe attainment of FSM pupils across the school to attain Greater Depth, narrowing any gaps between them and other pupils