Updated November 2022
The Equality Act 2010 requires us to publish information that demonstrates that we have due regard for the need to:
1. Eliminate unlawful discrimination, harassment, victimisation and any other conduct prohibited by the Equality Act 2010
2. Advance equality of opportunity between people who share a protected characteristic and people who do not share it
3. Foster good relations between people who share a protected characteristic and people who do not share it
Crowcroft Park Primary School is an inclusive school where we focus on the well-being and progress of every child and where all members of our community are of equal worth.
We believe that the Equality Act provides a framework to support our commitment to valuing diversity, tackling discrimination, promoting equality and fostering good relationships between people. It also ensures that we continue to tackle issues of disadvantage and underachievement of different groups.
Our approach to equality is based on the following key principles:
All learners are of equal value
- We recognise and respect difference
- We foster positive attitudes and relationships and a shared sense of cohesion and belonging.
- We observe good equalities practice in staff recruitment, retention and development.
- We aim to reduce and remove the inequalities and barriers that already exist.
- We have the highest expectations of our children.
Number of pupils on roll at the school: 241
Age of pupils: 3 to 11
Information on pupils by protected characteristics
The Equality Act 2010 protects people from discrimination on the basis of protected characteristics. Every person has several of the protected characteristics, so the Act protects everyone against unfair treatment.
In order to ensure that all pupils are protected from discrimination, the school collects information on protected characteristics.
Information on other groups of pupils
In addition to pupils with protected characteristics, we gather further information on the following groups of pupils:
- Pupils eligible for Free School Meals (FSM)
- Pupils with Special Educational Needs (SEN)
- Disadvantaged group
- Pupils with English as an Additional Language (EAL)
- Young Carers
- Looked after children
- Other vulnerable groups
Any other Asian background
Any other Black background
Any other ethnic group
Any other mixed background
White and Asian
White and Black Caribbean
Gender: 49% Male, 51% Female
Pupils eligible for Free School Meals (FSM): 44%
Pupils eligible for Pupil Premium Funding - Disadvantaged group: 44%
Pupils with Special Educational Needs (SEN): 20%
Pupils with English as an Additional Language (EAL): 86%
Young carers: 0%
Looked after children: 2%
Through rigorous tracking a monitoring of individuals and of all the groups of children, including progress and attainment, and by providing equal opportunities to access the curriculum and activities, we aim to ensure that any gap in the attainment for pupils within any of the above different group is removed, or at least remains less than the gap nationally.
Eliminating discrimination and other conduct that is prohibited by the Act
The information provided here aims to demonstrate that we give careful consideration to equality issues in everything that we do at Crowcroft Park Primary School. 'Due regard' ensures that we work towards eliminating discrimination, harassment and victimisation and other conduct that is prohibited by the Equality Act.
We are committed to working for equality for all our staff, parents/carers and children to meet our duties under the Equality Act 2010.
We eliminate discrimination by:
- Adoption of the single Equality Scheme
- Our behaviour policy ensures that all children feel safe at school and addresses prejudicial bullying
- Reporting, responding to and monitoring all racist incidents
- Regularly monitoring the curriculum to ensure that the curriculum meets the needs of our pupils and that it promotes respect for diversity and challenges negative stereotyping
- Teaching is of the highest quality to ensure children reach their potential and all pupils are given equal entitlement to success
- Tracking pupil progress to ensure that children make rapid progress, and intervening when necessary
- Ensuring that all pupils have the opportunity to access extra-curricular provision
- Listening to and monitoring views and experiences of pupils and adults to evaluate the effectiveness of our policies and procedures
Advanced equality of opportunity between people who share a protected characteristic and people who do not share it
We advance equality of opportunity by:
- Using the information we gather to identify underachieving groups or individuals and plan targeted intervention
- Ensuring participation of parents/ carers and pupils in school development
- Listening to parents/ carers
- Listening to pupils at all times
Fostering good relations across all characteristics - between people who share a protected characteristic and people who do not share it
We foster good relations by:
- Ensuring that Crowcroft Park Primary School is seen as a community school within our local community
- Ensuring that equality and diversity are embedded in the curriculum
At Crowcroft Park Primary School, we are committed to ensuring equality of education and opportunity for all pupils, staff, parents and carers, irrespective of race, gender, disability, belief, religion or socio-economic background.
In order to further support pupils, raise standards and ensure inclusive teaching, we have set the following objectives:
Objective 1: To monitor and analyse pupil achievement by race, gender and disability and act on any trends or patterns in the data that require additional support for pupils.
Objective 2: To raise levels of attainment in core subjects for vulnerable learners.
Objective 3: To review levels of parental and pupil engagement in learning and school life, across all activities to ensure equality and fairness in access and engagement.
We are now ready to evaluate the success of these objectives and will share outcomes on this page soon.
We are currently beginning consultations with parents, pupils, staff, governors and members of the community in order to set objectives for the academic years 22/23, 23/24, 24/25, 25/26.
Questions we would like to explore as part of this consultation are:
How can we best support our pupils to accept that different people believe different things, and that's ok.
How can we ensure that boys and girls have equality of opportunity and achievement, both within and beyond school, now and in the future?
How can we support new families, and those with English as an additional language, to fully access and enjoy all that is available to them as citizens of Longsight, Greater Manchester and the UK?
How can we continue to develop harmony amongst pupils whose families have experienced, lived and worked in a wide variety of different countries and cultures?
How can we celebrate our rich diversity and heritage as part of our core curriculum offer?
How can we ensure that the pupils of Crowcroft Park, achieve just as much as their peers in other schools around the country, despite the added challenge of learning English as a second or third language?