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Equality

Manland Primary School is a supportive, caring community in which we encourage each other to achieve our potential in everything that we do.

Our school has an inclusive approach to education and we welcome all children from our local community and their families.

Our School Context

Manland Primary is a one form entry primary school in a popular Hertfordshire town.  Children come from a more varied range of socio-economic backgrounds than might be anticipated by its position in the town.  Most pupils are of ‘White British’ heritage and the proportion from minority ethnic groups is small. A few pupils speak English as an additional language. The number of pupils who leave or join the school at other than the usual times is similar to that found nationally. A minority of pupils are known to be eligible for free school meals.  While the proportion of disabled pupils and those with special educational needs is below the national average, the number of pupils with a statement of special educational needs is above average.

The number of children said to belong to ‘vulnerable groups’ is small and it is important that the progress of these children is closely tracked and their individual needs addressed. As is appropriate, additional funding such as the pupil premium and specific SEN/D funding is allocated to target the progress of these children.

Key Principles

As outlined in our Equality Policy, we have agreed the following principles as a school:

  • Principle 1: All learners are of equal value
  • Principle 2: We recognise and respect difference
  • Principle 3: We foster positive attitudes and relationships, and a shared sense of cohesion and belonging
  • Principle 4: We observe good equalities practice in staff recruitment, retention and development
  • Principle 5: We aim to reduce and remove inequalities and barriers that already exist
  • Principle 6: We consult and involve proportionally and with specific purpose
  • Principle 7: Society as a whole should benefit
  • Principle 8: We base our practices on sound evidence
  • Principle 9: We formulate and publish specific and measurable objectives.

Equality Policy

For further information about how we promote equality throughout our school community, including how we meet public sector equality duties, share roles and responsibilities, and how we publish information, please refer to our school policy.