Please find our full policy, data and equality objectives here


Equality Data & Objectives November 2022


Equality Policy 2022


Saxilby Church of England Primary School wants to be recognised as a school at the heart of the community, providing an inclusive, safe, caring and stimulating environment in which to learn.

Equality Statement


We are committed to ensuring equality of education and opportunity for all pupils, staff, parents, and carers receiving services from the school, irrespective of race, gender, disability, faith or religion or socio-economic background. We aim to develop a culture of inclusion and diversity in which all those connected to the school feel proud of their identity and able to participate fully in school life.


The achievement of pupils will be monitored by race, gender and disability and we will use this data to support pupils, raise standards and ensure inclusive teaching. We will tackle discrimination by the positive promotion of equality, challenging bullying and stereotypes and creating an environment which champions respect for all. At Saxilby, we believe that diversity is a strength, which should be respected and celebrated by all those who learn, teach, and visit here.


Legal Duties


At Saxilby Church of England Primary School we welcome our duties under the Equality Act 2010. The general duties are to:

  • eliminate discrimination,
  • advance equality of opportunity
  • foster good relations

We understand the principal of the act and the work needed to ensure that those with protected characteristics are not discriminated against and are given equality of opportunity. Protected characteristics make up the part of a person’s identity that makes them who they are, such aspects or characteristics are protected from discrimination. Everyone in Britain is protected from unlawful behaviour by the Act.


The protected characteristics are as follows:

  • age
  • disability
  • race
  • sex
  • gender reassignment
  • maternity and pregnancy
  • religion and belief
  • sexual orientation
  • marriage and civil partnership (for employees)

We recognise that these duties reflect international human rights’ standards as expressed in the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, the UN Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities, and the Human Rights Act 1998. In developing our policy, we have therefore also taken them into consideration.

To meet our general duties, listed above, the law requires us to carry out some specific duties to demonstrate how we meet the general duties.

These are to:

  • Publish Equality Information – to demonstrate compliance with the general duty across its functions (We will not publish any information that can specifically identify any individual)
  • Prepare and publish equality objectives which we will review on an annual basis
  • Consult all our stakeholders in the development of our equality objectives and report on progress against our objectives on an annual basis

To do this effectively we will collect data related to the protected characteristics above and analyse this data to determine our focus for our equality objectives. The data will be assessed across our core provisions as a school, but we will also analyse available data relating to the context of our local community, including hate crime data and demographic information. In relation to school provision, we will pay particular attention to the following functions:

  • Admissions
  • Attendance
  • Attainment
  • Exclusions
  • Prejudice-related incidents
  • Curriculum
  • Complaints/compliments

Our objectives will detail how we will ensure equality is applied to the services listed above, however where we find evidence that other functions have a significant impact on any group, we will include work in this area.

We also recognise that our work on equality is central to the successful promotion of fundamental British values, especially in relation to the values of respect and tolerance and the rule of law. We will therefore ensure that our curriculum helps to prepare pupils for life in modern Britain. We will work proactively to address all forms of prejudice and discrimination, including derogatory and discriminatory language. We will mainly do this through the delivery of our statutory RSE / PSHE Curriculum. We will also utilise all other subject areas to foster positive relations and to ensure that we consciously cultivate opportunities to challenge stereotypes and support positive identity development for all our pupils. We will regularly audit our resources, displays, lesson content, and assessment processes to ensure that they meet the needs of all groups. We will scrutinise outcomes across a range of measures, analyse the results and address any identified areas of concern.


In endeavouring to fulfil our legal duties, we will:

  • Recognise and respect diversity
  • Foster positive attitudes and relationships, and a shared sense of belonging
  • Observe good equalities’ practice, including staff recruitment, retention, and development
  • Aim to identify, reduce, and remove existing inequalities and barriers
  • Consult and involve widely
  • Regularly review our progress


Please find our full policy, data and equality objectives here


Equality Data & Objectives November 2022


Equality Policy 2022


Equality and Diversity in our Curriculum


Protected Characteristics

The Equality Act became law in 2010. It covers everyone in Britain and protects people from discrimination, harassment and victimisation. Everyone in Britain is protected. This is because the Equality Act protects people against discrimination because of the protected characteristics that we all have. Under the Equality Act, there are nine Protected Characteristics:

  1. Age
  2. Disability
  3. Gender reassignment
  4. Race
  5. Religion or belief
  6. Marriage or civil partnership
  7. Sex
  8. Sexual orientation
  9. Pregnancy and maternity

How we promote equality through our curriculum:

Examples of how the protected characteristics are explored through our taught curriculum

British values

Examples of how British Values are taught through our taught curriculum


Collective Worship, Thinking Thursdays and Picture News


Our Collective worship and assemblies are a key delivery method for addressing issues of equality and diversity. These key issues are addressed in detail through our Thinking Thursday Assemblies. All class utilize Picture News to explore local, national and global themes in everyday life and current affairs.