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Equalities Statement

Little Wombatz is an inclusive setting and we take our responsibilities towards promoting equality and inclusion very seriously. There are a number of policies relating to equality and inclusion available in the policies section of the website. Under the Equalities Act of 2010 and the Public Sector Equality Duty (which came into force into April 2011) we are obliged to have due regard to the need to

  • Eliminate discrimination, harassment, victimisation and any other conduct which is prohibited by the Equalities Act 2010.
  • Advance equality of opportunity between persons who share a relevant protected characteristic and persons who do not share it
  • Foster good relations between persons who share a relevant protected characteristic and persons who do not share it.

Protected characteristics are: age, disability, ethnicity & race, gender, gender identity, marriage & civil partnership, pregnancy & maternity, religion & belief, sexual identity & orientation.

We have specific and measurable targets that form part of our settings main action plan. These are:

  1. To narrow the achievement gap between children who have been funded twos and unfunded children in Personal, Social and Emotional Development.
  2. To ensure that boys leave our setting as able in as girls are.
  3. To ensure that our single parent families are well supported

These are based on our analysis of our previous year’s data. In 2016/17 25 children left to join reception classes at all six different schools. Of these 60% were boys and 40% girls. One child had additional needs and two children spoke English as their second language.

Analysis of data around these 25 children tells us that:

  • Girls and boys make good progress in all areas
  • When they are ready to start reception girls do slightly better than boys
  • Boys and girls make roughly equal progress

Our current cohort of children have the following breakdown by protected characteristic:

 2016/17 TOTAL %
GENDER M 33 60
F 22 40
SEN STATUS Y 2 4
N 53 96
F2 STATUS Y 21 38
N 34 62
ETHNICITY White British 43 78
White Other 9 16
Other 3 6
TOTAL CHILDREN (number) 55 100

More information can be found at:

www.equalities.gov.uk/equality

www.equalityhumanrights.com

www.srtrc.org