Equality Information and Objectives 

February 2019 – February 2022

The Public Sector Equality Duty 2011 has three aims under the general duty for Schools:

  • Eliminate unlawful discrimination, harassment and victimisation and other conduct prohibited by the Act.
  • Advance equality of opportunity between people who share a protected characteristic and those who do not.
  • Foster good relations between people who share a protected characteristic and those who do not.

We have considered how well we currently achieve these aims with regard to the protected groups under the Equality Act.  Highworth Combined School and Nursery aims to reduce and challenge inequalities. Governors have therefore agreed on the Equality Objectives below:

 

·           To empower our parents to support their children at home through the work of our newly-employed Parent Support Worker, who provides targeted support to families, in addition to hosting regular training courses and meetings for parents across the school. 

 

·           To improve outcomes for children with social and emotional barriers to learning through working with one of four Learning Mentors or attending a Nurture Group in our school.

 

·           To continue to improve access and communication with parents, governors and the local community through the constant development of the school website, including the updated newsletter format.

 

If you have any questions on these please e-mail the school via the office.