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Equality, Diversity & Inclusion

Westfield Primary School is committed to equality and valuing diversity, and

actively supports practices that promote genuine equality of opportunity for all

staff and children.


We recognise our obligations under the Equality Act 2010 and are committed to

promoting the equality and diversity of all those we work with especially our

employees, pupils, young people and visitors. We oppose all forms of unlawful and

unfair discrimination, bullying and harassment and will make every effort to

comply with the requirements of the Act and its subsequent provisions.


We aim to meet our obligations under the public sector equality duty by having due regard to the need to:

• eliminate unlawful discrimination, harassment and victimisation and other

conduct that is prohibited by the Equality Act 2010;

• advance equality of opportunity between people who share a protected

characteristic and people who do not share it; and

• foster good relations across all characteristics – between people who share a

protected characteristic and people who do not share it.


The “protected characteristics” under the Equality Act are:

• sex;

• race;

• disability;

• religion or belief;

• sexual orientation;

• gender reassignment;

• pregnancy and maternity

• marriage and civil partnership and

• age.

The Equality Act 2010 (Specific Duties) Regulations 2011, require schools to publish information to demonstrate how they are complying with the public sector equality duty and to publish equality objectives.

We publish our strategic objectives in our Equality, Diversity & Inclusion policy and we publish a yearly appendix demonstrating how we have complied with the public sector equality duty.