Equal Opportunities

Equality at Beam County Primary School

At Beam County Primary School, we welcome our duties under the Equality Act 2010. The school’s general duties concerning equality are:

  • Eliminating discrimination
  • Fostering good relationships
  • Advancing equality of opportunity

Beam County Primary School is committed to ensuring equality of provision throughout the school community. To achieve this, our Equality Objectives 2021 – 2026 are as follows:

  1. To ensure that the achievement of identified EAL groups is at the same levels or above that of their peers in school and nationally.
  2. To further develop the school’s role in promoting community cohesion-
  3. To ensure the school’s core values of ”Striving, Inspiration and Community are at the heart of our activities and that the curriculum reflects our inclusive ethos, which recognises diversity as a strength of the school.
  4. To promote pupils' understanding of identity, diversity, community and equality.
  5. To promote effective transition into and from the school.
  6. To ensure the children are prepared for life in modern Britain and the next stage of learning.


We will not discriminate against, harass or victimise any pupil, prospective pupil, or other members of the school community because of their:

  • Gender
  • Race
  • Disability
  • Religion or belief
  • Sexual orientation
  • Gender reassignment
  • Pregnancy or maternity


Beam County aims to promote pupils’ spiritual, moral, social, and cultural development, emphasising equality and diversity and eradicating prejudicial incidents for pupils and staff. Our school is committed to eliminating discrimination and increasing understanding and appreciation for diversity.


Aims to eradicate discrimination


Beam County Primary School believes that a greater level of success from pupils and staff can be achieved by realising the uniqueness of individuals. Creating a prejudice-free environment where individuals feel confident and at ease is a school commitment. This environment will be conducted by:

  • Being respectful
  • Always treating all members of the school community fairly
  • Developing an understanding of diversity and its benefits can have
  • Adopting an inclusive attitude
  • Adopting an inclusive curriculum that is accessible to all
  • Encouraging compassion and open-mindedness

We are committed to having a balanced and fair curriculum. Our pupils should be exposed to ideas and concepts that may challenge their understanding to help ensure that pupils learn to become more accepting and inclusive of others. Challenging and controversial concepts will be delivered in a way that prevents discrimination and instead promotes inclusive attitudes.


Dealing with prejudice

Beam County Primary School does not tolerate any form of prejudice-related incident. Whether direct or indirect, we treat discrimination against all school members with the utmost severity. When an incident is reported, through a thorough reporting procedure, our school is devoted to ensuring appropriate action is taken and a resolution is put into place that is fair and firm.


At Beam County, our pupils are taught to be:

  • Understanding of others
  • Celebratory of cultural diversity
  • Eager to reach their full potential
  • Inclusive
  • Aware of what constitutes discriminatory behaviour


The school’s employees will:

  • Promote diversity equality
  • Encourage and adopt an inclusive attitude
  • Lead by example
  • Ensure that there is equity and dignity in the workplace.


Beam County Primary School does not discriminate against staff concerning their:
  • Age
  • Disability
  • Gender reassignment
  • Marital or civil partner status
  • Pregnancy or maternity
  • Race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin
  • Religion or belief
  • Sex or sexual orientation


Equality of opportunity and non-discrimination extends to the treatment of all school community members. All staff members are obliged to act according to the school’s various equality policies.

We will guarantee that no redundancy results from direct or indirect prejudice. All disciplinary procedures are non-prejudicial, whether they result in warnings, dismissal, or any other disciplinary action.

Everyone at Beam County Primary School is committed to ensuring that the life chances of the children in our school are significantly improved because of the work we do. We believe that every child matters and that every interaction counts. We take the view that everyone is on a learning journey. We believe in a no-limits approach to learning and achievement and, as a result, look forward to seeing children succeed and thrive.

Avoiding discrimination and promoting equality supports the agenda of improving the attainment and progress of all pupils, regardless of their circumstances and backgrounds.

Under the Equality Act of 2010, schools need to carry out accessibility planning for disabled pupils. Schools must implement accessibility plans which are aimed at:

  • increasing the extent to which disabled pupils can participate in the curriculum;
  • improving the physical environment of schools to enable disabled pupils to take better advantage of education, benefits, facilities, and services provided, and
  • improving the availability of accessible information to disabled pupils.

We have carefully considered and analysed the impact of our policies concerning equality and the possible implications for pupils with protected characteristics as part of our commitment to meet the Public Sector Equality Duty (PSED) requirement to have due regard to the need to eliminate discrimination, advance equality of opportunity and foster good relations.

Please press here to read how our school complies with the public sector equality duty (PSED), which is updated every year. 

Please read our Accessibility plan