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Equality Objectives

Colebrook Infant Academy is committed to providing a safe and inspiring learning environment for all members of our school community. Our ethos is based on our values of Respect, Kindness, Resilience, Co-operation, Fairness and Understanding.

Since the Equality Act became law in 2010, schools have been required by law to uphold a duty to promote disability, race and gender equality. In April 2011 this was replaced by a single public sector equality duty (known as the PSED or the equality duty). This duty extends to all the aspects of a person’s identity – known as ‘protected characteristics’ – that are protected under the Equality Act 2010: race, disability, sex, age, religion or belief, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity and gender reassignment.
As a school, we are required to publish information annually, showing how we comply with this equality duty. Furthermore, we are required to publish objectives linked to this duty at least once every four years. In complying with this duty, we are therefore committed to promoting strategies, opportunities, policies and procedures that will help us:

  • Eliminate discrimination, harassment, victimisation.
  • Remove or minimise disadvantages.
  • Take steps to meet different needs.
  • Encourage participation when it is disproportionately low.
  • Advance equality of opportunity between people who share a protected characteristic and people who do not share it.
  • Foster good relations across all protected characteristics – between people who share a protected characteristic and people who do not share it.


Our Equality Objectives

Objective 1:

To eliminate all forms of prejudice-based incidents towards people who share a protected characteristic and promote an open culture of understanding, acceptance and positivity.

(By Protected Characteristic, we mean age, disability, gender, marriage/ civil partnership, pregnancy/ maternity, race, religion/ belief, sex, sexual orientation.)

The Education Act requires academies ‘as part of a broad and balanced curriculum, to promote the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of pupils and of society.’

To achieve this objective, we will:

  • positively reinforce and promote it through discreet RE and PSHE lessons in addition to assemblies and class stories.
  • positively reinforce and promote it through implementation of the school's behaviour policy and pastoral support where necessary.

Objective 2:

To ensure 95% of Pupil Premium children participate in at least one extra-curricular club. 
Research indicates that participating in after school programmes improves performance on measures of academic achievement. There is also evidence that there are wider benefits for low-income students in terms of attendance at school, behaviour and relationships with peers (Education Endowment Foundation).

To achieve this, we will:

  • offer pupils a range of extra-curricular clubs - football, yoga, music, drama, martial arts, science and gardening.
  • use a proportion of our pupil premium funding to help cover the costs associated with delivering extra-curricular activities


You can view our Equality Policy here.

You can view our Accessibility Plan here

You can view Blue Kite Trust's Public Sector Equality Duty here.