Equality and Diversity statement.
We are required to put a statement on our website outlining how we are meeting our statutory duty. This is the statement reviewed May 2019
At Rainham School for Girls we have taken into consideration all aspects of equality and diversity in our Equality and Diversity policy, which includes specific objectives in relation to access, gender, race and other protected characteristics covering a three year period.
In the planning and development stage of policy making, we will ensure that we have consulted and taken into account stakeholders views.
All improvement plans will be designed with an element of impact assessment built in to monitor the success of each activity against our equality objectives and our statutory duties, as set out in the Equality Act (2010), our Public Sector Equality Duty, our Prevent Duty and the Race Relations Act
Through the whole school processes of systematic review, equality will be monitored and any identified areas of inequality will be redressed.
Rainham School for Girls values the personal qualities of all individuals and seeks actively to enhance them.
It seeks to provide an environment free from prejudice and strives to enable every student to reach their maximum potential.
To this end Rainham School for Girls has a clear policy on Equality and Diversity which covers all aspects of a student’s experience at the school.
The school involves interested parties at all stages of development and review of the various components of the Equality Policy. Information is collected on race, disability and gender relating to staff, children and other interested parties and is used to inform policies, strategic planning and activities.
The school participates in a variety of events that promote understanding and appreciation of equality and diversity issues. The curriculum includes opportunities for students to understand issues relating to equality and diversity. Visual displays within the school reflect equality and diversity appropriately. All students are encouraged to participate fully in school life and every effort is made to ensure positive contribution from them. In particular, student achievement is analysed by race, disability and gender as well as specific groups (Free School Meals (FSM), Child in Care (CIC)) which inform social inclusion and where necessary informs action planning.
General conduct is monitored by race, disability and gender, with particular attention being given to prejudice based bullying and harassment issues, with any associated incidents being reported to the governing body.