Equality objectives can relate to any of the 3 aims of the Personal, Social and Emotional Development, which are:
Eliminating discrimination and other conduct prohibited by the Equality Act 2010
Advancing equality of opportunity between people who share a protected characteristic and people who do not share it
Fostering good relations across all characteristics – between people who do share a protected characteristic and people who do not
- Interrogate data and other evidence on performance, participation and pupils' experiences. Consider data about disadvantages for groups with particular protected characteristics (such as race, gender, disability and sexual orientation). What does this indicate?
- Consult with pupils, staff and parents. What issues and concerns are being raised?
- Look at existing priorities in your school development plan and self-evaluation. Are these linked to potential equality issues?
Possible challenges :
- Narrowing gaps in attainment between groups of pupils, for example, girls and boys
- Improving the attendance of pupils from particular groups
- Increasing the participation of particular groups in school activities
- Reducing prejudice-related bullying and the use of derogatory language
- Improving knowledge, skills and attitudes to enable pupils to appreciate and value difference and diversity, e.g. increasing understanding between pupils from different faith communities
- Improving the participation and engagement of different groups of parents and communities