Equality objective



  • Be ambitious for the achievement of disadvantaged children and increase the number of disadvantaged children working at a higher standard of attainment in all areas of the curriculum.


St Stephen’s is an inclusive school, working towards greater equality in the whole school community.  We use the curriculum and teaching to enhance the self-esteem of all those it serves and to provide a learning environment in which each individual is encouraged to fulfil her or his potential.

We collect and analyse a range of information for our pupils/students:

We make regular assessments of pupils’ learning and use this information to track pupils’ progress, as they move through the school.  As part of this process, we regularly monitor the performance of different groups, to ensure that all groups of pupils are making the best possible progress.  We use this information to adjust future teaching and learning plans, as necessary.

Resources are available to support groups of pupils where the information suggests that progress is not as good as it should be. The governing body receives regular updates on pupil performance information.

 School performance information is compared to national data, to ensure that pupils are making appropriate progress when compared to all schools, and to schools in similar circumstances.

 As well as monitoring pupil performance information, we also regularly monitor a range of other information.  This relates to:

  • Attendance
  • Exclusions and truancy
  • Racism, disability, sexism, homophobia and all forms of bullying

Our monitoring activities enable us to identify any differences in pupil performance and provide specific support as required, including pastoral support.  This allows us to take appropriate action to meet the needs of specific groups in order to make necessary improvements.

Banks St Stephen’s CE Primary School is also committed to providing a working environment free from discrimination, bullying, harassment and victimisation. 

We aim to recruit an appropriately qualified workforce and establish a governing body that is representative of all sections of the community in order to respect and respond to the diverse needs of our population.

It is essential that all members of staff, governors and parent helpers sign up to our confidentiality policy to protect all concerned.

Due regard is given to the promotion of equality in the School Improvement Plan.  The person responsible for the monitoring and evaluation of the policy is the Headteacher.

Their role is to:

  • Lead discussions, organise training, update staff in staff meetings, support discussions;
  • Work with the governing body on matters relating to equality;
  • Support evaluation activities measuring the impact and success of this policy. 
  • Click on link below to view our policy or check out the Essential Policies section.

BSS Single Equalities Policy

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