Equality Objectives

Equality Act 2010 – Public Sector Equality Duty

Mount Pleasant Junior School recognise their obligations under the Public Sector Equality Duty (PSED) and Equality Act 2010. The main aims of the PSED are to:

  • Eliminate unlawful discrimination, harassment and victimisation and other conduct prohibited by the Act;
  • Advance equality of opportunity between people who share a protected characteristic and those who do not;
  • Foster good relations between people who share a protected characteristic and those who do not

The schools’ senior leaders and Governing Body annually review how well they achieve these aims with specific regard to ‘protected characteristics’ under the Equality Act.

Groups Percentage Comparison to National Average
Boys 50% 51%
Girls 49% 49%
Ethnic Minority 98% 32%
Special Educational Needs and Disabilities 14% 12%
Disadvantaged Pupils in Receipt of Pupil Premium Grant 35% 25%

Equality Objectives

  1. To narrow the attainment gap between disadvantaged boys and girls across the school in reading, writing and maths
  2. To increase children’s understanding of Fundamental British Values through curriculum enrichment both in and beyond the school
  3. To improve provision for pupils for whom English is an additional language, particularly those at an early stage of English acquisition