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The Equality Act 2010 applies to all schools and trusts and as the responsible body, governing boards have a duty to comply with the act. As our school is a maintained school, the responsibility lies with the governing body.

The Act protects pupils and staff against discrimination, harassment and or victimisation based on the 9 protected characteristic which are:

  • Race and Ethnicity

  • Disability

  • Religion or belief

  • Age

  • Sexual Orientation

  • Gender

  • Gender Reassignment

  • Pregnancy and Maternity

  • Marriage and Civil Partnership


In summary the Act Requires schools to:

  • Prevent unlawful behaviour which includes direct discrimination, indirect discrimination, harassment, and victimisation.

  • Make reasonable adjustments for individuals with disabilities.

  • Publish equality information demonstrating compliance with the act.

  • Be aware of, and take into account, the public sector equality duty. (PSED) When making decisions and taking action.


Schools must publish information demonstrating compliance with the PSED annually and publish equality objectives every 4 years. At Captain Webb Primary school and Nursery, our equality objectives have been a collaborative exercise between the governing body and senior leaders.


Objectives should:

  • Contribute to the welfare of pupils and the school community.

  • Not be burdensome but do need to specific and measurable.

  • Be used as a tool to help improve pupil’s experiences of school.


Equality objectives for Captain Webb Primary School and Nursery 2023-2027

  • To monitor and act upon any trends in attendance data.

  • To track the progress of all vulnerable groups to ensure appropriate intervention is given if required.

  • To ensure that relevant medical risk assessments are conducted for both pupils and staff in order for reasonable adjustments to take place when required.


We shall achieve these objectives by:

  1. Employing an Education Educational Welfare Officer to improve attendance and PA and offering appropriate support for the pupils and families.

  2. Identifying vulnerable groups and individuals and developing teaching and learning that is tailored to individual needs, this ensuring good progress is sustainable and achievement gaps can be closed.

  3. Having rigorous and specific targeted interventions in place to support all children who need extra support.

  4. Regularly reviewing medical needs for all staff and pupils

  5. Identifying and responding to SEND needs and recognising that early identification improves long-term outcomes for the pupils.

  6. Maintaining the highest possible expectations of all pupils.

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