St John's C of E Primary School


The School stands against all forms of discrimination on the grounds of age, disability, gender reassignment, ethnic origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender, disability or ability. Our PSED policy can be read here

Our school aims to meet its obligations under the Public Sector Equality Duty (PSED) by having due regard to the need to:

  • Eliminate discrimination and other conduct that is prohibited by the Equality Act 2010

  • Advance equality of opportunity between people who share a protected characteristic and people who do not share it

  • Foster good relations across all characteristics – between people who share a protected characteristic and people who do not share it


1. Promotion of cultural understanding and awareness of different religious beliefs between different ethnic groups within our school community
2. Monitoring and promotion of the involvement of all groups of students in the extra-curricular life of the school, including leadership opportunities, especially students with special educational needs and disabilities
3. Actively close gaps in attainment and achievement between students and all groups of students; especially students eligible for free-school meals, students with special educational needs and disabilities, looked after children and students from minority ethnic groups
4. Continue to improve accessibility across the school for students, staff and visitors with disabilities
5. Endeavour to ensure diversity in the staff body and in leadership roles
6. Reduce the incidence of the use of racist, homophobic, biphobic, transphobic and sexist language by students in the school

Addressing unconscious bias through training and wider reading for staff and students

Formally gathering the views of our BAME student and staff community regarding their experience and acting on recommendations where possible

Ensuring that incidents involving racist language are dealt with swiftly and sanctioned in accordance with the School's behaviour policy

Offering all victims of racial comments or abuse a meeting with a member of the Senior Leadership Team to hear and record their views, be assured that sanctions have been applied and to reinforce that the School will not tolerate racist behaviour

Decolonising and diversifying aspects of the curriculum and increasing the promotion of Black history and culture