We have just completed a review of our Equality Objectives.

At Parkdale School, Governors and school leaders will fulfil the Public Sector Equality Duty by giving it relevant and proportionate consideration. In policy development, decision making and in carrying out school functions leaders will seek to:

  • Eliminate discrimination and other conduct that is prohibited by the act
  • Advance equality of opportunity between people who share protected characteristics and people who do not share it
  • Foster good relations across all characteristics (age will be considered as an employer rather than between pupils)

Protected characteristics include

  • Sex
  • Sexual Orientation
  • Age
  • Disability
  • Gender Reassignment
  • Marriage and Civil Partnership
  • Pregnancy and Maternity
  • Race
  • Religion or belief

By law, objectives must be reviewed at least every four years. Our Governors reflect on ours annually and conduct a full review every four years. This has just been completed and our objectives are stated as:

Protected characteristics: Ensure all members of the Parkdale community feel equal and can “see themselves” in the school curriculum and supporting resources.
Accessibility for all: To improve accessibility and adaptations for adults and pupils with a disability
Promote equality: Foster good relations between people who share a protected characteristic and people who do not

The full document is available here: https://parkdale-primary.co.uk/policies-documents/