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John Milton Academy Trust

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Equality Information

Mendlesham Primary School aims to meet our obligations under the Public Sector Equality Duty.  This requires us to:

  • Eliminate unlawful discrimination, harassment and victimisation
  • Advance equality of opportunity between different groups
  • Foster good relations between different groups

As set out in the DfE guidance on the Equality Act, our school aims to advance equality of opportunity by:

Removing or minimising disadvantages suffered by people which are connected to a particular characteristic they have

Taking steps to meet the particular needs of people who have a particular characteristic

Encouraging people who have a particular characteristic to participate fully in any activities

Fostering an equal opportunities approach to staff recruitment by ensuring information about the protected characteristics of applicants is not shared. Assistance is offered and provided to those with disabilities to enable them to attend interviews and, where staff are recruited, reasonable adjustments are made to facilitate equality and success.

Our Equality Objectives reflect the Trust and the school’s priorities, our values and draw upon available data and other evidence. Careful analysis of this is undertaken in order to ensure that we are working to achieve improved outcomes for different groups.

  • Objective 1  To continue to increase awareness and understanding of equality and diversity through training (for staff, Local Boards and Trustees) and to develop policy in line with government advice
  • Objective 2  To promote cultural knowledge, development and understanding through curricular and co-curricular experiences and opportunities, progressed by monitoring the impact of actions to embed cultural diversity into the school curriculum
  • Objective 3  To continue to reduce prejudice and increase the understanding and practice of equality through culture, ethos, teaching and further developing the work of student and pupil groups
  • Objective 4  To continue to prioritise and tackle any prejudice-related bullying in relation to all the protected characteristics listed in the Equality Act 2010 (for staff and pupils) 
  • Objective 5  To narrow the attainment gap and improve outcomes for all students regardless of special educational need, disability, race, ethnicity, socio-economic group, sexual orientation, religion, health or gender reassignment

Our full statement and action plan can be found on the JMAT website.