Equality Statement

Equality Information and Objectives Policy.

The Governors and staff of St Day and Carharrack Primary School are committed to the principle and practice of equality of opportunity.

We have an inclusive ethos which means all staff, pupils and parents work together to ensure that everyone, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, disability or social background can thrive.

Our community is predominately white British but we also serve pupils and their families from other backgrounds. Alongside our commitment to valuing the cultural inheritance of all the pupils in the school, the lack of diversity in our immediate area highlights the need to develop our pupils understanding and appreciation of equality and diversity in both the school and wider British society. One of our key objectives is to increase understanding between religious and non-religious groups through inviting different people to come in and lead workshops with our children and parents.

Through our PSHE, RSE, RE and assemblies, we promote British values and ensure our pupils consider and value diversity through celebrating different cultures, in preparation for their experiences in the wider world.

Pupils are taught to respect and celebrate difference and understand that everyone, regardless of race, gender, sexuality or disability has equal value. Staff model respect and understanding in all their dealings. Empathy and care for others are part of our core values.

We carefully monitor the progress of pupils who fall into particular groupings (Free School Meals, Girls, Boys, Special Educational Needs, English as an Additional Language) and put in place strategies within and outside of the class to ensure the educational achievement of all our children.

The public sector equality duty (PSED) requires schools to prepare and publish equality objectives at least once every four years. Please see below for our Equality Information and Objectives Policy.