Equality Information and Objectives

The Equality Act 2010 was introduced to ensure protection from discrimination, harassment and victimisation on the grounds of specific characteristics (referred to as protected characteristics). This means that schools cannot discriminate against pupils or treat them less favourably because of their sex (gender), race, disability, religion or belief, gender reassignment, sexual orientation or pregnancy or maternity.

The Act requires all public organisations, including schools to comply with the Public Sector Equality Duty and two specific duties;

The Public Sector Equality Duty

This requires all public organisations, including schools, to:

  • Eliminate unlawful discrimination, harassment and victimisation
  • Advance equality of opportunity between different groups
  • Foster good relations between different groups

Stone Bay School’s priorities for the Single Equality Scheme are:

  • To ensure that no student is disadvantaged or discriminated against due to their race, religion, personal beliefs,
    disability, background or sexual orientation
  • To promote positive values
  • To increase participation in school and public life
  • To identify and work to remove know barriers to successful learning that our students face on a daily basis, ensuring they make progress in their learning commensurate with their potential.

We achieve this by:

  • Ensuring equality of access for all students to a broad and balanced curriculum, removing barriers to participation/learning as necessary.
  • Using a range of teaching strategies that ensures we meet the needs of all students
  • Remaining alert and proactive about the potentially damaging impact of negative language in matters such as race, gender, disability and sexuality.
  • Providing opportunities for students to appreciate their own culture and celebrate the diversity of other cultures through our curriculum, whole school events (e.g. assemblies) and enrichment activities.
  • Providing questionnaires for students, staff, parents and stakeholders. We then analyse responses which, as appropriate, can lead to the identification of development priorities.
  • Collecting data and monitoring progress and outcomes of different groups of pupils.We use this data to support school improvement. We publish an analysis of standards reached by different groups at the end of each academic year.


Two “specific duties”

This requires all public organisations, including schools to:

  • Publish information to show compliance with the Equality Duty
  • Publish equality objectives at least every 4 years which are specific and measurable

Staff at Stone Bay School will:

  • Promote an inclusive and collaborative ethos
  • Challenge prejudice and discrimination
  • Deal fairly and professionally with any prejudice-related incidents that may occur
  • Plan and deliver lessons that reflect the school’s principles, for example, in providing materials that give positive images in terms of race, gender and disability
  • Maintain the highest expectations of success for all students
  • Support different groups of students in their class through differentiated planning and teaching, especially those who may find aspects of academic learning difficult.
  • Personify and Promote our inclusive mission statement at all times.


PAN: 56. Number on Roll 54. 96% occupancy rate.

Groups represented in our current student population.

81%
Boys

19%
Girls

13%
Fortnightly Boarder

33%
Weekly Boarder

54%
Day Student

8%
Children in Care

28%
Children in Need

5%
Pupil Premium

7%
Pupil Premium Plus

14%
Free School Meals

82%
Kent LA

17%
Other LA

32%
KS 3

20%
KS 4

48%
KS 5

Ethnicity.

2%
British African

4%
British Asian

85%
British White

2%
Not Disclosed

2%
Mixed: Black Caribbean & White

2%
Other Mixed Background

2%
Other White Background

Nature of Additional Needs.

All our children and young people come to us with a range of additional needs.

96%
Diagnosis of Autism

100%
Behaviour Support need

100%
Speech, Language & Communication need

100%
Profound, Severe & Complex Needs

16%
Epilepsy

47%
Health Care Plan

2%
Hearing Impairment

7%
Global Developmental Delay

Local Authority Documents underpinning placement.

52%
Statement of Special Educational Need

48%
Education, Health & Care Plan