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Equality Objectives

Public Sector Equality Duty


Oak Green School demonstrates a strong culture of inclusion through the vision and values of the  school.  Staff and governors are committed to promoting equality of opportunity across the school community and take seriously the requirements of the Public Sector Equality Duty as defined by legislation in 2010 .  This will next be reviewed in January 2025 as this now must be updated every year.


 The Public Sector Equality Duty aims to:


  • Eliminate unlawful discrimination, harassment and victimisation and other conduct prohibited by the Act. By removing or minimising disadvantages suffered by people due to their protected characteristics.
  • Advance equality of opportunity between people who share a protected characteristic and those who do not. By taking steps to meet the needs of   people from protected groups where these are different from the needs of other people.
  • Foster good relations between people who share a protected characteristic and those who do not. By encouraging people from protected groups to participate in public life or in other activities where their participation is disproportionately low.
  • Consulting and involving those affected by inequality, in the decisions your school takes to promote equality and eliminate discrimination - affected people could include parents, pupils, staff and members of the local community.


Equality Objectives (will next be January 2027)


1. To diminish the difference in the attainment of pupil premium pupils that are language deprived on entry in  writing to be in line with national.

2. To actively close gaps in attainment and achievement between pupils and all groups of pupils,        especially those eligible for free school meals, SEN and disabilities, looked after children and pupils from ethnic minority groups.

3. To monitor and promote the involvement of all groups of pupils in the extra-curricular life of the school  especially pupils with special educational needs and disabilities.

4. To develop the curriculum to ensure all subject areas reflect cultural diversity and value opportunities to celebrate the strength in people’s differences


Equalities information


All stakeholders at Oak Green School  live through our School Values of Honesty, Respect, Friendship,  Kindness, Trust and Fairness – we all strive to demonstrate these both in and out of school, at all times in all that we do. We promote inclusivity at all times, regardless of race, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, age or gender and we endeavour to improve the lives of all our children, young people and families.


We celebrate our diversity and take steps to tackle all kinds of bullying and in doing so, we believe that children will be happier and more successful. We celebrate all our children and their families without discrimination. We are a caring community where our School Values are built on respect and inclusivity for all.


At Oak Green School  we are determined that all our students will achieve the best that they can academically. We analyse data on pupil performance regularly so that we can identify any groups of children that appear to be under performing, analyse the reasons why and take steps to remove any barriers to learning. 


We are committed to ensuring that all students have as full access as is reasonably practicable to all the opportunities that the school provides and that all students, [regardless of background, gender, culture, faith, ability, economic status or ethnic origin] will be treated with equal respect by fellow pupils, teachers and other employees.


Children in our ARP (Additionally Resourced Provision) are taught in the classrooms alongside all the other children in their year group.  They are supported in the classroom by the class teacher and support staff.  In addition to doing whatever is reasonably practical to meet the specific needs of children who are disabled, have Special Educational Needs, have medical conditions or qualify as Pupil Premium we endeavour to ensure that they do not miss out on out of class activities, such as school trips or opportunities to attend clubs.


Our school has specific policies on each of Admissions, Behaviour, Bullying, Equalities and Special Educational Needs. We ensure that all policies, where appropriate, but especially these policies, promote all forms of equality. Policies are regularly reviewed and agreed by the school’s Governors. They form a key part of the basis of the day to day running of our school.

All stakeholders are consulted in our decisions around how we promote equality and eliminate discrimination through questionnaires. Pupils are consulted through the School Council and Pupil Voice.



Protected Characteristics