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The General Equality Duty


The General Equality Duty was created by the Equality Act 2010 and replaced the race, disability and gender equality duties. The duty came into force in April 2011 covering the following protected characteristics: age, disability, gender, gender reassignment, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and sexual orientation.


The General Equality Duty requires public authorities to have due regard to the need to:


1. Eliminate discrimination, harassment and victimisation and any other conduct that is prohibited by or under the Act

2. Advance equality of opportunity between people who share a relevant protected characteristic and people who do not share it

3. Foster good relations between people who share a relevant protected characteristic and those who do not share it.

Our aim is for St Andrew's to be an inclusive school.


This means that equality of opportunity must be a reality for our children. We accomplish this through the attention we pay to the different groups of children within our school.


The National Curriculum is our starting point for planning a curriculum that meets the specific needs of individuals and groups of children. We do this through:


  • setting suitable learning challenges;
  • responding to children’s diverse learning needs;
  • overcoming potential barriers to learning and assessment for individuals and groups of pupils;
  • providing other curricular opportunities outside the National Curriculum to meet the needs of individuals or groups of children. (This includes speech and language therapy and mobility training.)


 We achieve educational inclusion by continually reviewing what we do, through asking ourselves these key questions:


  • do all our children achieve as much as they can?
  • are there differences in the achievement of different groups of children?
  • what are we doing for those children who we know are not achieving their best?
  • are our actions effective?

These objectives are embedded within our School Development and Improvement Plan. For 2023/24, this delivers three specific priorities for the school:


1.    Enhance the quality of teaching and learning in key aspects of the curriculum to :

2.    Promote the needs and welfare of all our pupils

3.    Enhance the effectiveness of leadership and management by:


Priority 1 includes specific actions to be accomplished by:

  • continue to support the development of children with Additional Needs - Mrs Haskins


Priority 2 includes specific actions to be accomplished by:

  • by promoting personal development through effective community links and supported by a rich, broad and balanced curriculum - Mrs Martin
  • by championing equality and diversity for all in teaching, learning and personal understanding – Mrs Haskins
  • by continuing to support pupil welfare and wellbeing – Mrs Haskins & Mrs Leeson

What additional steps are we taking?


1.    Advance Equality of Opportunity between people by a robust system for monitoring pupil progress and attendance in place and monitored regularly.


Success Criteria

  • Data analysis shows equality of attainment/progress for all
  • To ensure that all children’s attendance is at least 96%


2.    Foster good relations between people, develop pupil understanding of tolerance and respect for others through the promotion of British values and our Christian Values.


Success Criteria

  • Children have been exposed to different cultures, faiths, religions through first hand experiences and through the use of varied resources.
  • Children can reflect with knowledge, understanding and tolerance on the diversity both in the UK and the world.

Please use the link below to view our Accessibility Plan on the Additional Needs page and lnclusion and Equal Opportunities Policy on the School Policies page.