Equality Statement

Rise Park Infant School publishes the following information to demonstrate compliance with the Public Sector Equality Duty under the Equality Act 2010.

Eliminate discrimination/ harassment

  • The following policies acknowledge the importance of avoiding discrimination and other prohibited conducts: Religious Education, SMSC,SEN, SEN School offer, PSHE, EAL, Pupil Premium statement, Behaviour, Child Protection, Preventing Extremism and Promoting British values, Equality, e safety, Accessibility Plan.
  • The schools PSHE and assembly themes have raised children’s awareness of the importance of tolerance, friendship, forgiveness and kindness to others.
  • We teach e safety lessons across the school 
  • We reward pupils for good behaviour, friendship and kindness towards others at a weekly assembly
  • We set class targets which the children agree and work together to achieve
  • We have raised the understanding of bullying issues through an Anti – bullying workshop ( Nov 2015)
  • We encourage good behaviour and respect to others through playground rules and rewards which are recognised in our Good News Assembly every Friday
  • Any incidents of discrimination are promptly dealt with by the Deputy Head Teacher
  • Parental surveys in October 2015 reflected high levels of satisfaction with behaviour within the school
  • Recruitment of staff follows LEA recommendations

Advance Equality

  • Data from Raise on line is carefully analysed and contributes to the setting of the school Equality Targets
  • 2015 Data analysis shows our disadvantaged pupils compare well to National Disadvantaged Pupils in most subject areas however the within school gap is a concern to staff and Governors 
  • Qualified daily teacher support for Disadvantaged pupils in K.S.1 and HLTA support for EYFS pupils
  • Additional support and intervention work in place for SEN pupils across the school
  • Additional intervention work is in place for EAL pupils across the school
  • The EYFS unit has good access for anyone with a disability and has disabled toilet facilities
  • Wheelchair access has been improved for K.S.1 classrooms
  • Children with significant SEN issues are supported by well- trained LSA’s
  • Specialist computer programmes and I pads have been purchased for SEN pupils to extend learning and enable access to the curriculum 
  • All pupils have an opportunity to put across their point of view through the School Council and the pupil voice box.
  • All pupils attend educational visits regardless of disability and staff are mindful to the needs of those pupils
  • Extra curriculum activities are available for all pupils, pupil premium funding enables disadvantaged pupils to access these activities 
  • We have pastoral MDA’s to support vulnerable pupils at lunch time

Foster good relations

  • RE and Assembly themes cover celebrations of other faiths e.g. Diwali and Chinese New Year
  • Hindu guest speaker invited to Diwali themed assembly ( Nov 2015)
  • Children take part in regular whole school fundraising events such as Children in Need, Shoe box appeal, Macmillan appeal, Poppy appeal, Christmas jumper appeal. Children are made aware that they are raising money for people who are less fortunate than themselves
  • International week during the summer term encourages children to look at how people live in other countries.