Equal Opportunities Statement of commitment
Houghton Conquest Lower School and the Governing Body are committed to a policy of equality and aims to ensure that no employee, job applicant, child or other member of our school community is treated less favourably on grounds of sex, race, colour, ethnic background, marital status, age, sexual orientation, disability or religious belief.
Any behaviour, comments or attitudes that undermine or threaten an individual’s self-esteem on these grounds will not be tolerated. We aim to provide equal access to high quality educational opportunities and to ensure that everyone feels that they are a valued member of our school community. We seek to provide a safe and happy environment where cultural diversity is celebrated and where we can all flourish and achieve our full potential.
We aim to empower our children to make informed choices so that they are better prepared for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of life in a modern world.
All members of our school community are responsible for promoting our equal opportunity policy and are obliged to respect and act in accordance with it.
The Equality Act 2010 requires us to publish specific and measurable equality objectives. Our equality objectives are based on our analysis of data and other information. Our equality objectives focus on those areas where we have agreed to take action to improve equality and tackle disadvantages.
We will regularly review the progress we are making to meet our equality objectives.
Equality Objective 1:To gather information to monitor whether extracurricular opportunities, enrichment activities and parental support arrangements are accessed equally by all groups.
Equality Objective 2: To further enhance information provided to Governors to ensure that they are fully aware about the relative attainment and progress of different groups of pupils in order to monitor their performance.
Equality Objective 3 (added in July 2018): Efforts are made to ensure that all learners encounter a wide variety of role models, including those who do not conform to stereotypes and those who the pupils do not regularly encounter in the local community, thereby ensuring the school develops a dynamic, relevant and inclusive curriculum.
Equality Objectives 2019 – 2021