Equality Targets September 2019/2020


It is a statutory duty which must be met by every school in line with legislation from the Race Relations (Amendment) Act (2000), Disability Equality Duty (2005) and Equality Act (2010).  St Matthew's CE (Aided) Primary School and Nursery Centre is committed to meeting its public sector duties and acknowledges that we have a statutory duty to :

  • Eliminate discrimination, harassment and victimisation
  • Promote equality of access and opportunity within our school and within our wider community
  • Promote positive attitudes to difference and good relationships between people with different backgrounds, genders, cultures, faiths, abilities and ethnic origins.


The Equality Act 2010 requires us to publish specific and measurable equality objectives. We aim to address areas where we need to take action to improve equality and tackle disadvantages.


We will regularly review the progress we are making to meet our equality objectives.


  • To promote spiritual, moral, social and cultural development through all appropriate curricular opportunities, with particular reference to issues of equality and diversity.

  • Continue to raise the profile of ‘British Values’ across the school and Nursery centre, developing the pupils understanding of wider world issues and their impact on society.

  • Continue to raise attainment of our more able pupils throughout the school, particularly in Writing and Mathematics.

  • To continue to narrow the gap between vulnerable groups of pupils and others in Reading, Writing and Mathematics.

  • Further improve the attainment of SEND pupils throughout the school.


The Senior Leadership Team and Governing Body at St Matthew's CE (Aided) Primary School and Nursery Centre regularly review the progress we are making towards our equality objectives with regard to the protected groups (race, disability, gender, gender re-assignment, age, pregnancy and maternity, marital status, religion and belief) under the Equality Act (2010).

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