St. Bartholomew’s Primary Academy Equality Information and Objectives.
The 2010 Equality Act places a duty on schools to publish Equality information and objectives on an annual basis.
At St. Bartholomew’s Primary Academy we aspire to:
• eliminate unlawful discrimination, harassment and victimisation and any other conduct prohibited by the Act;
• advance equality of opportunity between people who share a protected characteristic1 and people who do not share it; and
• foster good relations between people who share a protected characteristic and people who do not share it.
We describe these as the three aims of the Equality Duty.2
Guidance for Church of England schools states that:
Central to Christian theology is the truth that every single one of us is made in the image of God. Every one of us is loved unconditionally by God. We must avoid, at all costs, diminishing the dignity of any individual to a stereotype or a problem. Church of England schools offer a community where everyone is a person known and loved by God, supported to know their intrinsic value. 3
Characteristics of our school population as at May 2021
|Number of children on roll||330|
|Number of girls||138|
|Number of boys||192|
Pupils on roll by first language
Pupil on roll with SEN Provision
|SEN (including EHCP)||98|
Actions undertaken to promote community cohesion
Actions in school
Actions involving the local, wider and global community
Phonics and maths workshops for parents
Adult support groups run in school by EHCo (PSA)
Regular visits for services in St. Bartholomew’s Church
Visits to museums
World Book Day
Children in Need
Local cluster sports competitions
Visits to RWB Library
Collections for charities including Harvest collection for the Local Foodbank
Choir performed at O2, London
Partnership work with local cluster and DSAT schools
Choir / music performances for elderly in local care homes
Equality Objective 2017 - 2021
Equality Objective 1
To promote the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development through the appropriate curricular opportunities, with particular reference to issues of equality and diversity.
Embed the St Bartholomew’s values
Ensure that the PHSE curriculum (SCARF) reflects the current need and values of St Bartholomew’s
Staff training specific to ensuring equality throughout the school
St Bartholomew’s values and ethos are embedded and evidenced in class observations, classrooms and displays throughout the school
Celebration assemblies are used to share examples of children displaying school values
Decide upon a curriculum which aim to broaden the knowledge and address diversity issues representative of various stakeholders within the school
Establish a reward system in place linked to the vision and values
Equality Objective 2
Work to reduce attainment gaps for specific groups of children, particularly those who are Pupil Premium (PP)
Data analysis to identify gaps
Continuation of PP specific interventions
Embedding a ‘PP first culture’
PP champion disseminates information at PDMs
PP is discussed in all Pupil Progress Meetings
Ensuring all PP children’s books are marked first
Pre-teach PP children if they have been absent
Pupil premium profiles created for each pupil, including a one-page profile
1 Protected characteristics covered by the Equality Duty are: age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership (but only in respect of eliminating unlawful discrimination), pregnancy and maternity, race – this includes ethnic or national origins, colour or nationality, religion or belief – this includes lack of belief, sex and sexual orientation.
2 Equality Act 2010: Specific duties to support the Equality Duty. What do I need to know? A quick start guide for public sector organisations. (Government Equalities Office). p.3.
3The Most Revd and Rt Hon Justin Welby Archbishop of Canterbury. Valuing All God’s Children
Guidance for Church of England schools on challenging homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying. The Church of England Education Office. (Second Edition Autumn 2017) p. 5.