Public Sector Equality Duty
Public Sector Equality Duty
Ranskill Primary School
May 2020 – 2024
Religion, Beliefs and Race
To improve pupils’ knowledge of the difference between cultural identities and religious practice both in the UK and in specific areas of the world.
curriculum will evolve to become rich with examples of diversity of cultures. Pupils will have the opportunity to visit different places of worship in the extended community (e.g. the Gurdwara in Doncaster). Ensure a curriculum focus in each Key Stage once a year, which involves study of a different location and its peoples (areas of Africa, US, China). KS2 pupils compare Christian rites of passage in different countries within the RE curriculum. Visitors from different faiths will be invited into assembly to talk to pupils. Pupils will participate in a weekly ‘news’ assembly, which will involve items about culture, religion and diversity.
recognise that Christians worship in different ways around the world. Pupils will understand the key facts/ beliefs of the key religions at an age appropriate level. Older pupils will be able to explain that cultural beliefs are geographically based and religious beliefs come from a core belief. Pupils seek out new opportunities to develop their knowledge and understanding of different cultures, showing high levels of interest; for example including different cultures in their written and art work. Pupils demonstrate respectful attitudes towards people from other cultures and races.
Gender and Sexual Orientation
Ensure that children understand that people and families are diverse / unique. Ensure children have a positive understanding / attitude towards those that are different to themselves.
will experience many age appropriate activities to contribute to their diverse education, including participating in weekly 'news' assemblies. We will read texts that include gender stereotyping and raise issues such as Cinderella, Giraffes Can’t dance ,There’ s A Boy in the Girls Bathroom. We will use resources for different families same love on Mothers / Fathers / special days, such as SCARF, Christopher Winter, and Stonewall. School Council will hold a poster competition, which will focus on different families, same love. KS2 children will be introduced to the correct language that describes the diversity within society and over time will be able to understand the implications of its incorrect use . In SRE, Year 6 pupils will discuss adult choice of partners within lessons and will be introduced to the PRIDE parades to understand why they take place.
Pupils will be able to talk about how families are different and the same and will realise that it’s ‘love’, ‘support’ and ‘how they treat one another’ that matter, not who makes up the family. Pupils have an understanding of the correct use of language to describe adult choices. Y5/6 pupils will also understand the correct language to use to describe a sexual choice. All pupils understand what personal choices are at an age appropriate level. Pupils use no gender / sexual orientation language or remarks offensively in school. Children can recognise gender stereotyping in speech, books and media.
Encourage children to value older people and people with disabilities in our local community.
Opportunities to invite older people from the community into school to support reading and use their skills – e.g. playing board games, sports club, music club, sewing club. Link strengthened between school and Barnby Court Care home to include regular visits and opportunities for more pupils. Establish a link with St Giles School. Pupils to read texts that show disability / ageist issues (Wonder, Grandpa Chatterji). Pupils make minced pies/Christmas gifts and deliver to older people within the community.
Pupils willingly volunteer for community activities and pro-actively seek out these opportunities. Community work develops over time to become a deeply embedded value within the school community. Increase the number of community volunteers that help within school. Pupils demonstrate respectful attitudes towards older people, which continues after they leave Ranskill. Pupils feel relaxed and confident in the company of older people and people with disabilities. Pupils recognise similarities and not just differences with people / children with disabilities.
These objectives have been agreed following analysis of data and will be monitored by the Local Governing Body. Annual updates will show progress against these objectives.
More information of the Equality Act 2010 and schools can be found at: https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/315587/Equality_Act_Advice_Final.pdf