As a school we welcome our duties under:
- The Equality Act 2010 to eliminate discrimination, advance equality of opportunity and foster good relations in relation to the protected characteristics of; age (4-11); disability; gender reassignment; marriage and civil partnership; pregnancy and maternity; race; religion and belief; sex; sexual orientation
- The Public Sector Equality Duty (PSED) to assess the impact of our policies and practices on staff and pupils and take action to remove any obstacles identified, having due regard to:
- Eliminating unlawful discrimination, harassment and victimisation.
- Advancing equality of opportunity between people who share a protected characteristic and people who do not share it.
- Fostering good relations across all protected characteristics between people who share a protected characteristic and people who do not share it.
In fulfilling our statutory duties we are guided by the following seven principles:
- All members of the school and wider community are of equal value
- We recognise and respect diversity
- We foster positive attitudes and relationships, and a shared sense of cohesion and belonging
- We will ensure that the recruitment, retention and ongoing development of staff is undertaken in a fair and equitable manner to support our school’s vision and values
- We aim to reduce and remove inequalities and barriers that already exist
- We feel that the community as a whole should benefit
In the light of the principles stated above the following characteristics have been considered in order to identify practical objectives and plans of specific action:
• sexual orientation
• religion and belief
A copy of our Equality Policy Statement can be found here and on our Parents and Carers forms and download page