As a public body, the school is statutorily required to published various information about how we manage equality.
The Public Sector Equality Duty
The Equality Act (2010) states:
149Public sector equality duty
(1)A public authority must, in the exercise of its functions, have due regard to the need to—
(a)eliminate discrimination, harassment, victimisation and any other conduct that is prohibited by or under this Act;
(b)advance equality of opportunity between persons who share a relevant protected characteristic and persons who do not share it;
(c)foster good relations between persons who share a relevant protected characteristic and persons who do not share it.
Below we have summarised how we meet this duty:
1 (a) We operate fair and equal access to the school, its curriculum and all of its work. Regardless of any characteristic, all children, parents and stakeholders have equal access and we will never discriminate against any individual on the basis of any protected characteristic. We have clear policies in place (Behaviour, Staff Code of Conduct, Anti Bullying, Whistleblowing, Dignity at Work - not exhaustive), which detail how we specifically ensure that we meet this criteria. We operate a fair and safe recruitment model to ensure that access to vacancies on the staff is fair, open and equal.
1 (b) Our curriculum includes clear work around diversity. We actively work to educate our children so that they appreciate the work around them, the diversity that surrounds their lives and to value this. We undertake regular quality assurance of our activities in order that we are able to monitor equality of access and opportunity.
1 (c) Our curriculum ensures that learners are exposed to diversity in terms of characteristic, circumstances and opinion. We ensure that learners have access to regular opportunities to consider the viewpoints and experiences of other and are able to discuss these and understand them in order to maintain good relations. Our pupil level policies and procedures include details of how we manage good relations.
Last updated, 16th November 2020
You are able to download our Equality Objectives below. These are updated and published every four years and they were most recently reviewed in November 2020.