Our Lady of the Rosary Primary School 

Equalities Legislation 2010

Under the Equality Act of 2010, it is unlawful for the governing body to discriminate against, harass or victimise a pupil or potential pupil.

Schools must aim to:
Eliminate discrimination
Advance equality of opportunity
Foster good relations.

In accordance with the Act and its requirements, the Governors of Our Lady of the Rosary Primary School have set the following objectives:

To promote the spiritual, moral and cultural development of pupils, through curriculum opportunities, and in particular to promote the understanding of tolerance of other faiths with particular reference to issues of equality and diversity.

We will strive to achieve this by:
• Learning about the religions and beliefs of others through our RE curriculum.
• Providing opportunities for classes to undertake work related to a different faith.
• Providing opportunities for the children to learn about different cultures, through their creative curriculum work.

These objectives will be reviewed and evaluated by the Governing Body by April 2014.

Actions to Achieve

A well planned creative curriculum which teaches our pupils about the religions and beliefs of others. This will be developed through exciting lessons and assemblies, inviting visitors into school and arranging trips to places of worship.
We will organise an 'Annual International Week' and link with schools in other countries (Spain, Italy and Malta and Turkey through our Comenius Project 'The Changing World of Children,' as well our Spanish Exchange School in Ponteareas.

Key People
All Teaching Staff/visitors of other faiths/teachers and pupils in link schools.
Resources
Books/IWB resources/DVDs/Foods/CAFOD resource bank
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Objectives Outcomes/Success Evidence
R.E. Section 48 Inspection report December 2013

'Pupils are inspired by exceptional teaching and consistently high expectations across the school. From an early age, children are challenged by the big questions and the majority of pupils demonstrate a deep understanding of religious concepts'.
'Pupils Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural education was found to be outstanding and throughout all aspects of school life. Pupils learn about other faiths through religious education and assemblies'.
'All members of staff demonstrate a keen sense of community affiliation and the quality of relationships exemplifies respect for all members of the school community'
'Whole school assemblies reflect on personal faith, moral issues, festivals, special occasions and other religions and cultures. Children respond in an extremely positive way to collect worship opportunities'.
'The pupils are keen supporters of local and international charities. Observations during the inspection showed that children treated each other with respect, care, patience, concern and with dignity.'

2014 Objectives
We monitor the attainment and progress of all our pupils by gender, ethnicity,
SEND, FSM and Pupil Premium. Where necessary we take actions to address any negative trends (or gaps), this includes drawing up of individual education plans, working with focus groups of children and targeting of extra resources.
1. To reduce the gap between the attainment of Boys and Girls.
2. Improve writing of Boys.