Eglinton Primary School and Early Year Centre



Equality Duty

Complying with the Public Sector Equality Duty Accessibility plan:

A public authority must, in the exercise of its functions, have due regard to the need to:

(a) Eliminate discrimination, harassment, victimisation and any other conduct that is prohibited by or under this Act;

(b) Advance equality of opportunity between persons who share a relevant protected characteristic and persons who do not share it;

(c) Foster good relations between persons who share a relevant protected characteristic and persons who do not share it.


Relevant Policies:

Equality of Opportunity Policy (link coming soon)


The relevant protected characteristics are: 

The relevant protected characteristics are:

  • Age

  • Disability

  • Gender reassignment

  • Pregnancy and maternity

  • Race

  • Religion or belief

  • Sex

  • Sexual orientation


Equality Objectives:

  • To enable children to live, play and learn harmoniously 

  • To help children learn that difference and diversity are valued and welcomed.

  • To make sure that success in school is not dependent upon being able bodied, belonging to any particular culture, gender, social class, sexual orientation, family circumstance or majority group 

  • To make sure every adult in school is able to fulfil their role without hindrance and with every support and assistance. 


Guiding principles:

To achieve these objectives we all support and apply the following guiding principles to help us make decisions, to evaluate the impact of our work and to inform the way that we act individually and collectively as members of the Cardwell School community: 

  • Children are valued as individuals and encouraged and enabled to be confident, successful and open-minded learners.

  • Families, children, staff and governors work together to set and meet high standards of attendance, learning and behaviour.

  • We oppose all prejudice, discrimination and exclusive practices and work to ensure that everyone is regarded as important in our community.

  • Staff and governors ensure that they are knowledgeable, fair, adaptable, well organised and that they continue to develop expertise.

  • We always provide a high-quality learning environment and an inclusive and wide-ranging curriculum. 


Every Child Matters

We will always make clear, open and effective decisions which best support children’s learning. These aims and principles also relate to the government’s ‘Every Child Matters’ agenda with its aim for every child, whatever their background or their circumstances, to have the support they need in order to:

    • Be healthy 
    • Stay safe 
    • Enjoy and achieve 
    • Make a positive contribution 
    • Achieve economic well-being