Equality & Diversity

The Equality Act 2010 was introduced to ensure protection from discrimination, harassment and victimisation on the grounds of specific characteristics (referred to as protected characteristics). For schools, this means that it is unlawful to discriminate against students or treat them less favourably because of their gender; race; disability; religion or belief; gender reassignment; sexual orientation; pregnancy or maternity.

Marriage and civil partnerships and age are also ‘protected characteristics’, but do not apply to our provision for students.

Under the Act, the school is expected to comply with 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 a public organisation, we are required to:
  • Publish information to show compliance with the Equality Duty. This is done via our Equalities Policy
  • Publish Equality Objectives which are specific and measurable.

Our Equalities Policy is in line with national guidance and contains information about how the school complies with the Public Sector Equality Duty. We also give guidance to staff and outside visitors on our approach to promoting equality. Our Equality Objectives reflect the school’s priorities 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.

Equality Statements 2019-2022

Reviewed September 2022

To promote and nurture positive attitudes to learning and behaviour for all pupils, regardless of ethnicity, special educational need, disability or connection to a protected group, to succeed at school and prepare them for leaving Lanner Primary School.

To sustain our focus on Quality First Teaching in all areas to narrow the gap in progress and attainment between pupil premium and non-pupil premium children.

To develop levels of parental and pupil engagement in learning and school life, across all activities, to ensure equity and fairness in access and engagement, reflecting the make up of our school community.