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Equality and Diversity Statement


At Beaumont Primary School we are committed to ensuring equality of education and opportunity for all pupils, staff, parents, carers, governors and all visitors to our school. We aim to develop a culture of inclusion and diversity in which all those connected to the school feel proud of their identity and able to participate fully in school life.


We will tackle discrimination by the positive promotion of equality, challenging bullying and stereotypes and creating an environment which champions respect for all. At Beaumont Lodge Primary School, we believe that diversity is a strength, which should be respected and celebrated by all those who learn, teach and visit here.


Monitor and Review


Every three years, we will review our objectives in relation to any changes in our school profile. Our objectives will sit in our overall school improvement plan and therefore will be reviewed as part of this process.


Legal Duties


As a school we welcome our duties under the Equality Act 2010. The general duties are to:


  • eliminate discrimination,
  • advance equality of opportunity
  • foster good relations


We understand the principal of the act and the work needed to ensure that those with protected characteristics are not discriminated against and are given equality of opportunity.


All groups below are covered within the Equality Act 2010 and some of the groups are also covered within the additional following named acts:


  • Age (for employees only)
  • Gender (including issues of transgender)
  • Gender reassignment
  • Maternity and pregnancy
  • Religion and belief (includes lack of belief)
  • Marriage and Civil Partnership (for employees)


Disability Equality Duty (2006)

  • Disability


Race Relations (Amendment) Act (2000)

  • Race (includes ethnic or national origins, colour or nationality)


Equality Act (Sexual Orientation) Regulations (2007)

  • Sexual identity


In order to meet our general duties, listed above, the law requires us to do some specific duties to demonstrate how we meet the general duties. These are to:


  • Publish equality information – to demonstrate compliance with the general duty across its functions

We will not publish any information that can specifically identify any child or employee of the school

  • Prepare and publish equality objectives


To do this we will collect data related to the protected characteristics above and analyse this data to determine our focus for our equality objectives. The data will be assessed across our core provisions as a school. This will include the following functions:

  • Admissions
  • Attendance
  • Attainment
  • Exclusions
  • Prejudice related incidents


Our objectives will detail how we will ensure equality is applied to the services listed above. However, where we find evidence that other functions have a significant impact on any particular group, we will include work in this area.


We acknowledge our responsibilities as an employer and will ensure compliance with the Equality Act 2010 in regard to the range of functions associated with being an employer.


We also welcome our duty under the Education and Inspections Act 2006 to promote community cohesion.


We recognise that these duties reflect international human rights standards as expressed in the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, the UN Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities, and the Human Rights Act 1998.


In fulfilling our legal obligations we will:


  • Recognise and respect diversity


  • Foster positive attitudes and relationships, and a shared sense of belonging


  • Observe good equalities practice, including staff recruitment, retention and development.


  • Aim to reduce and remove existing inequalities and barriers.


  • Consult and involve widely


  • Strive to ensure that society will benefit



Addressing Prejudice Related Incidents


This school is opposed to all forms of prejudice and we recognise that children and young people who experience any form of prejudice related discrimination may fair less well in the education system. We provide both our pupils and staff with an awareness of the impact of prejudice in order to prevent any incidents. If incidents still occur we address them immediately and report them to the Local Authority using their guidance material. The Local Authority may provide some support.