Equality and Inclusion
We are an inclusive school and pride ourselves on the opportunities that are given to all of our pupils.
Every pupil within our school should expect the highest standards of teaching and learning leading to good outcomes for all. All of our pupils have the responsibility to be active and engaged learners, showing excellent behaviour at all times whilst showing respect and tolerance for their peers and the staff that work with them.
Every single one of our pupils is exposed to a broad and balanced school curriculum that is supplemented by trips and visitors each term. Work is tailored appropriately to meet pupils needs and pupils will always be challenged to achieve their very best in every lesson. All pupils have the opportunity to engage in a wide range of extra -curricular activities and opportunities.
Pupils are taught through our curriculum, but in particular during our Healthy Minds sessions and our RE days about different religions and key values. Through this they develop mutual respect and understanding for all adults within the school and their peers. School values are taught alongside British values and pupils are rewarded for showing these values in and around the school.
Schools are required to publish information which is updated annually showing how they comply with the Public Sector Equality Duty and to set at least one equality objective every 4 years. The need to advance equality of opportunity is defined in the Equality Act 2010 as having due regard to the need to:
1. Remove or minimise disadvantages
2. Take steps to meet different needs
3. Encourage participation when it is disproportionately low
We believe that the Equality Act 2010 provides a framework to support our commitment to valuing diversity, tackling discrimination, promoting equality and fostering good relationships between people. It also ensures that we continue to tackle issues of disadvantage and underachievement of different groups or individuals.
The objectives below represent our school’s priorities and are the outcome of a careful review and analysis of data and other evidence. They also take into account national and local priorities and issues.
BJS Equality Objectives - Updated September 2020
- Objective 1 - Ensure all pupils within our school achieve their very best by continuing to regularly analyse pupil data to ensure early identification of trends or areas of concern, with a particular focus on pupils within vulnerable groups. Ensure this analysis is regularly shared with all staff and governors and that action is taken to address any concerns or under achievement.
- Objective 2 - Ensure all staff and governors complete appropriate training to ensure they maintain currency on Equality and Diversity which will allow them to fulfil their role fully.
- Objective 3 - Ensure that the recognition for Bedgrove Junior School through the completion of the Rights Respecting School Award Scheme (Apr 2019) continues to allow a focus on teaching children to consider different perspectives and to celebrate and value diversity, in order to prepare pupils as good citizens and for their future.