Cronton CE Primary School is an inclusive school. 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, religion or socio-economic group and recognising the protected characteristics in the Equality Act. Working in partnership with parents, we provide a happy, stimulating environment rooted in Christian values. All are cared for and nurtured spiritually, morally, intellectually, physically, socially and emotionally.
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Under the Equality Act 2010, we welcome our general duty to
- Eliminate unlawful discrimination, harassment and victimisation and any other conduct prohibited by The Equality Act 2010
- 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 people who do not share it.
We recognise our specific duties which aims to assist us to meet our general duty -
- To annually publish information on how we are complying with the Equality Duty including to publish information on our school population.
- To publish equality objectives every four years, which show how we plan to tackle particular inequalities and reduce or remove them
Our School Population
At Cronton CE Primary School, we believe that diversity is a strength, which should be respected and celebrated by all those who learn, teach and visit here. Our school is a Church of England (Aided) Primary School, however we welcome children from all backgrounds, abilities, races and religions.
Our school population evidences the inclusive nature of our school.
51% of our pupils are boys (186) and 49% are girls (178).
Our pupil population consists of children from British, Indian, Chinese, White European, White Asian, other Black African and other Asian ethnicities.
Although the majority of our pupils are from a Church of England background we also have pupils who are Muslim, Christian, Catholic, Hindu, and others identified as other or no religion.
We have children who are Autistic; have been assessed as dyslexic, have ADHD or have Down Syndrome.
Currently, our school has 8% pupils (19) entitled to Pupil Premium.
Our actions to meet our Equality Duty - 2020-21
Each year, we evaluate what we have achieved against the Equality Act general duty to –
Eliminate unlawful discrimination, harassment and victimisation
- Reviewed and updated
- Equal Opportunities Policy
- Behaviour Policy
- Anti-Bullying Policy
- RE curriculum revised - celebrating religious differences to challenge issues of prejudice and intolerance.
Advance equality of opportunity
- Pupil Premium Strategy 2019-20 was formulated and reviewed, identifying issues and actions taken to tackle disadvantage.
- Pupil Premium Strategy is formulated for 2020-21
- Accessibility Plan updated for 2020-21 to improve access to the building, curriculum and information for disabled pupils and adults.
- Reviewed and updated
- Staff Pay Policy September 2020
Foster good relations
- responses to our last Parent’s questionnaire highlighted the school as a socially, racially and religiously inclusive school. 100% of parents responded that their child felt safe and were well looked after. Parents noted that the school has strong links with the Church and also demonstrates a wider understanding of different faiths and cultures.
- SEND Parent meetings are held throughout the school year and all parents are signposted to the offer SEND support in Knowsley.
We have agreed on the following Equality Objectives for 2020-21
- To ensure our curriculum improves the knowledge, skills and attitudes of all pupils to disabilities; so that all pupils are appreciated and valued
Actions and timescales to achieve these objectives are detailed in our SEN School Improvement Plan and are regularly monitored and reviewed.