School Statement on Equality

Trythall School is committed to equality both as an employer and a service provider:
 We try to ensure that everyone is treated fairly and with respect.
 We want to make sure that our school is a safe, secure and
stimulating place for everyone.
 We recognise that people have different needs, and we understand
that treating people equally does not always involve treating them all
exactly the same.
 We recognise that for some pupils extra support is needed to help
them to achieve and be successful.
 We try to make sure that people from different groups are consulted
and involved in our decisions, for example through talking to pupils
and parents/carers, and through our School Council, Learning Council
and Rights Respecting Ambassadors.

 We aim to make sure that no-one experiences harassment, less
favourable treatment or discrimination because of their age; any
disability they may have; their ethnicity, colour or national origin;
their gender; their gender identity or reassignment; their marital or
civil partnership status; being pregnant or having recently had a
baby; their religion or beliefs; their sexual identity and orientation.

We welcome our general duty under the Equality Act 2010 to eliminate
discrimination, to advance equality of opportunity and to foster good
relations, and our specific duties to publish information every year about
our school population; to explain how we have due regard for equality; and
to publish equality objectives which show how we plan to tackle particular
inequalities, and reduce or remove them.

We welcome the emphasis in the OfSTED inspection framework on the importance of narrowing gaps in achievement which affect, amongst others:

 pupils from certain cultural and ethnic backgrounds
 pupils who belong to low-income households and pupils known to be eligible for free school meals
 pupils who are disabled
 pupils who have special educational needs
 boys in certain subjects, and girls in certain other subjects.

We do not publish data on the proportions of our children that fall into these groups as, with small number on roll, it would be too easy to identify particular pupils.

For more information please contact the Headteacher Mr M.Strevens