Equality Objectives


Equality Objectives


The Governing Body and staff of Manston St James Primary Academy are committed to ensuring equality of opportunity and provision throughout our school community.This statement is underpinned by the Equalities Act 2010 replacing all existing legislation and statutory duties in relation to protected characteristics and equality.

Manston StJames Primary Academy is committed to providing an educational environment which recognises and celebrates diversity and removes barriers to individuals realising their full potential. This is underpinned by our vision:


‘We have roots. We are growing. We will be the best we can be.
All are welcome and all are loved.’
Ephesians 3.17 ‘Rooted and Grounded in Love’.


The Equalities Act replaces a number of separate pieces of discrimination legislation and introduces a single Act which introduces 9 protected characteristics:

  • Age
  • Disability
  • Gender Reassignment
  • Marriage & Civil Partnership
  • Pregnancy & Maternity
  • Race including colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin
  • Religion, belief or lack of religion/belief
  • Sex
  • Sexual Orientation

Our Equality Objectives

  • To actively close gaps in attainment and achievement between students and all groups of students, particularly those with protected characteristics as defined by the Equality Act.
  • To promote cultural development and understanding through a rich range of experience, both in and beyond the school so that discrimination and bullying due to gender, gender identity, race, religion and background never occurs in our school
  • To continue to improve accessibility across the school for students, staff, and visitors with disabilities and other protected characteristics.
  • To develop staff awareness and understanding of the different protected characteristic groups that are represented by our students