The SEN and Disability Act 2001 extended the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (DDA) to cover education. Since September 2002, the Governing Body has had three key duties towards disabled pupils, under Part 4 of the DDA:
- Not to treat disabled pupils less favourably for a reason related to their disability.
- To make reasonable adjustments for disabled pupils, so that they are not at a substantial disadvantage.
- To plan to increase access to education for disabled pupils.
The school’s Single Equality’s Policy and Accessibility Plan set out the proposals of the Governing Body of the school to increase access to education for disabled pupils in the three areas required by the planning duties in the DDA:
- Increasing the extent to which disabled pupils can participate in the school curriculum.
- Improving the environment of the school to increase the extent to which disabled pupils can take advantage of education and associated services.
- Improving the delivery to disabled pupils of information which is provided in writing for pupils who are not disabled.
Equalities Statement for Lansbury Lawrence
Our school makes all members of our community feel welcome and valued. Our vision and values promote inclusion and equality and tackle discrimination. This ethos permeates everything that we do and we have high expectations for all our pupils and their families irrespective of race, creed, gender, orientation or disability. Our equalities statement is guided by some core principles:
- All learners are of equal value;
- We recognise and respect difference;
- We foster positive attitudes and relationships and a shared sense of community and belonging;
- We observe good practice in recruitment, retention and staff development;
- We aim to reduce and challenge barriers to equality that already exist.
In line with the PSED (Public Sector Equality Duty) of the Equality Act 2010 we publish the following data:
|Number of pupils
|553 49.5% male 50.5% female
|Number of staff
|85 12% male 88% female
|Number of governors
|13 46% male 54% female
|Attainment on entry
|Pupils who attract Pupil Premium
7% white British
19% other ethnic groups combined (none more than 5%)
|English as an additional language
|Special Educational Needs
|Average attendance rate
|Awards , accreditations, recognitions
Eco Schools Silver
Our equality objectives
To promote spiritual, moral, social and cultural development through all appropriate curricular and extra-curricular opportunities . We aim to meet this objective with particular reference to issues of equality and diversity;
To reduce prejudice and increase understanding of equality through direct teaching across the curriculum;
To model teaching and learning behaviours that develop a growth mindset and avoid labeling;
To promote cultural development and understanding through a rich range of experiences, both in and beyond the school;
To promote the British Values of: democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs;
To eradicate prejudice related bullying in relation to the protected characteristics listed in the Equality Act 2010;
To give all adults in our community, including staff, parents and carers access to the same opportunities within the school.
To narrow the gap between disadvantaged children and all children for progress in reading across KS2;
To develop and embed the of British Values throughout the curriculum;
To embed new behaviour and anti bullying policies;
To work towards our groups of parents being representative of our whole community;
To monitor access to training and professional development for all staff;
To use accessibility audit to begin maintenance and building works and to make reasonable adjustments where possible.