Public bodies, including local-authority-maintained schools, are covered by the public sector equality duty in the Equality Act 2010.
As part of our duties we publish:
- an Equalities Information profile of our school based upon the protected characteristics of the Equality Act 2010 – this is updated and published every year
- our school’s Equality Objectives – these are reviewed annually and updated at least once every 4 years
- you can view the Equalities Policy and the Equalities Information and Objectives in the School Polices section of our website
We are committed to the development of cohesive communities both within our school’s physical boundaries and within our local, national and global environments. Our school embraces the aim of working together with others to improve children’s educational and wellbeing outcomes.
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, sexual orientation or pregnancy or maternity.
The Act requires all schools to comply with the Public Sector Equality Duty and two Specific Duties.
We are required to :
- Eliminate unlawful discrimination, harassment and victimisation and advance equality of opportunity between different groups.
- Foster good relations between different groups.
The two Specific Duties require us to:
- Publish information to show compliance with the Equality Duty.
- Publish Equality Objectives at least every 4 years which are specific and measurable.