Equality and Diversity Information Statement

Equality and Diversity Information and Objectives – Updated March 2020

John Emmerson Batty Primary School has long-standing commitment to equality and diversity because of its determination to ensure that every child and member of staff, no matter her/his background or family/personal circumstances, fulfils her/his potential.

Our commitment to equality and diversity can be found in our:

  1. Equality and Diversity Policy
  2. Equality and Diversity Objectives
  3. Publication of Information on our Website
  4. Published diversity data.
  5. Accessibility Plan

The National Curriculum lessons, RE lessons, PSHCE lessons,  assemblies and acts of collective worship are used regularly to ensure that our pupils learn about equality and diversity, and, every so often, we organise enrichment days to further highlight matters to do with equality and diversity.

We welcome the opportunity to share with the public our information and objectives about equality and diversity because:

  1. Publication of our information and objectives is designed to ensure parents/carers can make informed decisions about the school to which they send their children according to how different schools address equality and diversity
  2. We are fully committed to transparency and accountability.

As a result of the 2010 Equality Act, every public authority must:

  • Eliminate discrimination, harassment, victimisation and any other conduct that is prohibited by or under the Act;
  • Advance equality of opportunity between persons who share a relevant protected characteristic and persons who do not share it;
  • Foster good relations between persons who share a protected characteristic and persons who do not.

We work to ensure all in our school community have awareness of the nine protected characteristics upon which discrimination is unlawful:

  • Age
  • Disability
  • Gender Reassignment
  • Marriage and Civil Partnership
  • Pregnancy and Maternity
  • Race
  • Religion or Belief
  • Sex; and
  • Sexual orientation

It is because of this that we publish the following objectives for equality and diversity. We will:

  1. Close the gaps in achievement that currently exists between girls and boys
  2. Close the gaps in achievement between children who have different socioeconomic backgrounds

Updated data related to the current achievement gaps between these groups of pupils can be viewed on our website by clicking here.

As a result of the Public Sector Equality Duty, we publish the following information about our pupils:

  • 49% of pupils are male and 51% are female.
  • 87% of pupils are recorded as White British 
  • 0.5% of pupils are recorded as White Irish
  • 4% of pupils are recorded as Arab(Other)
  • 1% of pupils are recorded as White and Black African
  • 1% of pupils are recorded as White and Any Other Ethnic Group
  • 1.5% of pupils are recorded as White and Any Other Asian 
  • 0.5% of pupils are recorded as Black Sudanese
  • 2% of parents refused to give their child’s ethnicity details.
  • English is the first language for 93% of pupils.
  • 11% of pupils have a disability, special need and/or learning difficulty.
  • 0.5% of pupils have an EHCP.
  • 24% of pupils are on free school meals.
  • 1% of pupils  are currently categorised as being Looked After by the Local Authority

We have no information on the following protected characteristics:

  • Gender Reassignment.  The school does not have any information on whether any of the children on roll had reassigned their gender.  The school will take note of any additional guidance on how and when to monitor.
  • Sexual identity.  The school does not have information on whether any of the pupils on roll identified as Lesbian, Gay, Bi-Sexual (LGB) or Transgender.

The school will take note of further advice and guidance from local and national specialists as appropriate on if, how and when to ask pupils question related to the above protected characteristics and how to use the data sensitively when collected.

Equality Data – Staff

  • Schools are not required to publish data about employees where a school has fewer than 150 employees

All pupils have access to the same broad and balanced curriculum.

We monitor the progress of pupils identified by Ofsted as “vulnerable” to ensure that their needs and aspirations are met to the best of our abilities, and to ensure that they are not disadvantaged in relation to other pupils.

 Description  Download / Link
Equality and Diversity Policy Download
Diversity Data Related to Objectives Download
Equality and Diversity DfE Guidance  Download