The Equality Act 2010 introduced a single public sector equality duty (PSED) - sometimes referred to as 'the general duty', that applies to public bodies, including maintained schools and academies and extends to certain protected characteristics - race, disability, gender, age, religion, belief, sexual orientation, pregnancy, maternity & gender reassignment. This combined equality duty came into effect in April 2011. It has three main elements in carrying out their functions, publics bodies are required to have due regard to the need to:

  • eliminate discrimination and other conduct that is prohibited by the act
  • advance equality of opportunity between people who share a protected characteristic and people who do not share it
  • foster good relations across all characteristics - between people who share a protected characteristic and people who do not share it

The federation governing board of the Cledford Primary School and Gainsborough Primary & Nursery School are committed to giving all of our children every opportunity to achieve the highest standards. We do this by taking account of pupils' varied life experiences and needs. We offer a broad and balanced curriculum and have high expectations for all children. The achievements, attitudes and well-being of all our children matter, irrespective of ethnicity, attainment, age, disability, gender or background.

Cledford Primary School aims to be an inclusive school. We actively seek to remove the barriers to learning and participation that can hinder or exclude individual pupils or groups of pupils. This means that equality of opportunity must be a reality for our children. We make this a reality through the attention we pay to the different groups of children within our school:

  • girls and boys
  • minority ethnic and faith groups
  • children who need support to learn English as an additional language
  • children with special educational needs & disabilities
  • Gypsy/Roma travellers

There are a vareity of ways that demonstrate our commitment to equality and inclusion:

  • the pupil premium strategy - which aims to ensure that funding reaches those pupils

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Cledford Primary School, George VI Ave, Middlewich, CW10 0DD