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Public sector equality duty

At Courthouse Junior School, we are committed to ensuring equal opportunity in line with the Equality Act (2010).  We seek to demonstrate this through all aspects of school life and in particular through our commitment to every child flourishing.  This commitment applies to our work in the classroom, our pupil support systems, our recruitment and retention of staff and our work in the local and wider community.


Our equality objectives are:

  • To ensure equality of opportunity for all pupils, staff and families receiving services from the school, irrespective of gender, ethnicity, disability, religious beliefs, sexual orientations, age or any other recognised area of discrimination.

  • To embed teaching practices that avoid labelling and to move beyond deterministic notions of fixed ability.

  • To narrow any gap between children with SEND and / or who are disadvantaged in any way and their peers’ attainment in reading, writing and maths.

  • To eradicate mean and bullying behaviour and promote understanding in relation to the protected characteristics listed in the Equality Act 2010.

  • ‚ÄčTo promote cultural development and understanding through a rich range of experiences, both within and beyond school.