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Public Sector Equality Duty


Backwoth Park Primary School will abide by the provisions of the Equality Act 2010 and has developed this Equality Statement to help us meet our Public Sector Equality Duty (“Equality Duty”) under the Equality Act 2010. The Equality Duty makes sure public bodies play their part in making society fairer by tackling discrimination and providing equality of opportunity for all.


We are committed to giving due regard to equal treatment and opportunity for all staff, pupils and members of the wider community. We do all that we can to eliminate discrimination and foster good relations amongst all connected with the school.


The Equality Act covers nine protected characteristics, which cannot be used as a reason to treat people unfairly.


They are:

  • Age (employees)
  • Disability
  • Gender reassignment
  • Marriage and civil partnership (employees)
  • Pregnancy and maternity
  • Race
  • Religion or belief
  • Sex
  • Sexual orientation.


Equality Duty 

The Equality Duty has two parts – the general duty and the specific duties. The general duty requires us to consider how our policies, practices and day-to-day activities impact on students and staff. We must have due regard to the need to:

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


The specific duties require us to publish information (Equality Analysis) to show how we are complying with the Equality Duty. This will be updated annually; and prepare and publish Equality Objectives. We will publish objectives at least once every four years.


Backworth Park Primary School has 226 pupils on role. It serves an area of some social deprivation.


17.2% of the children are Free School Meals. The number of children eligible for Pupil Premium is 23.8%.


The percentage of EAL children stands at 1.8%.


The percentage of SEN children is 12%.

Annual Equality Data

Equality Objectives 2019- 2020



To narrow the gap in attainment between different groups.

Rigorously monitor the progress of all groups, to clearly identify any underachievement in performance and adjust provision to support progress. This objective is monitored by the Senior Leadership Team and key staff alongside the school governing body.

To promote Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Development through all appropriate curricular activities, with particular reference to issues of equality and diversity.

Through daily assemblies and PSHCE and SMSC lessons.
Giving children an awareness of different cultures, religions and beliefs through an enriched curriculum and visits by a Multicultural Specialist and Local Vicar.
Ensuring children do not use homophobic or racist language and that any incidents are dealt with immediately.

To ensure that pupils are punctual and attend school consistently.

Registers are checked regularly and where there is concern the school attendance officer will work with Pastoral Lead to help families improve.

To ensure teachers in school differentiate activities in order that individual pupils can achieve.

Planning is checked and books scrutinised by the Senior Leadership Team, as well as co-ordinators, to ensure that all activities are differentiated where relevant.

To provide additional support for vulnerable
children who are at risk of underachieving

Classroom support staff to support these children through intervention and in class support. Pastoral Lead to work with families.
Parent workshops throughout the year.
Support via website (e.g. with phonics).

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