How do we comply with the Public Sector Equality Duty?
Our school aims to meet its obligations under the public sector equality duty by having due regard to the need to:
This document meets the requirements under the following legislation:
This document is also based on Department for Education (DfE) guidance: The Equality Act 2010 and schools.
The governing board will:
The headteacher will:
All school staff are expected to have regard to this document and to work to achieve the objectives as set out in section 8.
The school is aware of its obligations under the Equality Act 2010 and complies with non-discrimination provisions.
Where relevant, our policies include reference to the importance of avoiding discrimination and other prohibited conduct.
Staff and governors are regularly reminded of their responsibilities under the Equality Act, for example during meetings. Where this has been discussed during a meeting it is recorded in the meeting minutes.
New staff receive training on the Equality Act as part of their induction, and all staff receive refresher training every September.
As set out in the DfE guidance on the Equality Act, the school aims to advance equality of opportunity by:
In fulfilling this aspect of the duty, the school will:
The school aims to foster good relations between those who share a protected characteristic and those who do not share it by:
When deciding what to do to tackle equality issues, the school will consult and engage both with people affected by the decisions – parents, pupils, staff, members of the local community – and with people who have specialist knowledge which can inform the schools approach, such as disability equality groups and other relevant special interest organisations.
8. Equality considerations in decision-making
The school ensures it has due regard to equality considerations whenever significant decisions are made.
The school always considers the impact of significant decisions on particular groups. For example, when a school trip or activity is being planned, the school considers whether the trip:
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The Head Teacher will update the equality information we publish, at least every year.
This document will be reviewed by Governing Board at least every 4 years.
This document will be approved by Head Teacher.
This document links to the following policies:
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