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Tockwith Primary School is an inclusive school where we focus on the well-being (see Pastoral Care at Tockwith page), aspire for all children to reach their individual potential and where all members of our community are of equal worth. We believe that the Equality Act provides a framework to support our commitment to valuing diversity, tackling discrimination, promoting equality and fostering good relationships between people. It also ensures that we continue to tackle issues of disadvantage and underachievement of different groups.

Our approach to equality is based on the following key principles:

     – All learners are of equal value

     – Recognise and respect difference

     – Foster positive attitudes and relationships and a shared sense of cohesion and belonging

     – Observe good equalities practice in staff recruitment, retention and development in line with EBor Academy Trust

     – Aim to reduce and remove inequalities and barriers that already exist

     – We have highest expectations for all children allowing them to live life in all its fullness

Equality information on other groups of pupils.  In addition to pupils with protected characteristics, we gather further information on the following groups of pupils:

     – Pupils eligible for Free School Meals (FSM)

     – Pupils with Special Educational Needs (SEN)

     – Disadvantaged group

     – Pupils with English as an Additional Language (EAL)

     – Young carers

     – Looked after children

     – Other vulnerable groups

It may be possible to identify individuals from the information provided when the number of pupils with a particular characteristic is low and the information is sensitive personal information. In these cases we have indicated this by an asterisk*.  

** Some children may have been counted in multiple groups.

Through rigorous tracking and monitoring of individuals and of all the groups of children, including progress and attainment, and by providing equal opportunities to access the curriculum and activities, we aim to ensure that any gap in attainment for pupils within any of the above different groups is removed, or at least remains less than the gap nationally.

Updated July 2021