Equality information

We are committed to our duties under the Equality Act 2010. The school's general duties with regard to equality are:

  • Eliminate unlawful discrimination, harassment, victimisation and any other conduct prohibited by the Equlity Act 2010

  • Advance equality of opportunity between pupils who share a protected characteristic and people who do not share it

  • Foster good relations between people who share a protected characteristic and people who do not share it

We will not discriminate against or victimise any staff member, pupil, prospective pupil or other members of the school community because of their:

  • Religion or belief

  • Sexual orientation.

  • Gender reassignment.

  • Pregnancy or maternity.

  • Marriage and civil partnership.

Aims to eradicate discrimination:

We believe that a greater level of success from pupils and staff can be achieved by realising the uniqueness of individuals. Creating an inclusive environment where individuals feel confident and at ease is a commitment of the school. This environment will be achieved by:

  • Being respectful.

  • Always treating all members of the school community fairly.

  • Developing an understanding of diversity and inclusion and the benefits it can have.

  • Adopting an inclusive attitude and ensuring that the whole school community understands what inclusive behaviour looks like in the school and how this aligns with the school’s values.

  • Adopting an inclusive curriculum that is accessible to all.

  • Encouraging compassion and open-mindedness.

  • Challenging bias in order to move the conversation forward.

We are committed to having a balanced, diverse and fair curriculum. We believe that our pupils should be exposed to ideas and concepts that may challenge their understanding, to help ensure that pupils learn to become more accepting and inclusive of others. Challenging and controversial concepts will be delivered in a way that prevents discrimination and promotes inclusive attitudes.

Dealing with prejudice and celebrating diversity  

We do not tolerate any form of prejudice-related incident. Whether direct or indirect, we treat discrimination against all members of our school with the utmost severity. When an incident is reported, our school is devoted to ensuring appropriate action is taken and a resolution is put into place which is both fair and firm.

Our pupils are taught to be:

  • Understanding of others.

  • Celebratory of diversity.

  • Eager to reach their full potential.

  • Aware of what constitutes discriminatory behaviour.

The school’s employees will not:

  • Discriminate against any member of the school community.

  • Treat other members of the school community unfairly.

The school’s employees will:

  • Promote diversity and equality.

  • Encourage and adopt an inclusive attitude.

  • Lead by example.

  • Seek training if they need to improve their knowledge in a particular area.

Throughout the year, the school provides a variety of opportunities to celebrate diversity, including:

  • Planning activities for key diversity awareness days.

  • Inviting guest speakers to talk to pupils about diversity.

  • Incorporating lessons about diversity into the curriculum.

Equality and dignity in the workplace

We do not discriminate against staff with regard to their:

  • Gender reassignment.

  • Marital or civil partner status.

  • Pregnancy or maternity.

  • Religion or belief.

  • Sexual orientation.

Equality of opportunity and non-discrimination extends to the treatment of all members of the school community. All staff members are obliged to act in accordance will the school’s various policies relating to equality.

We will guarantee that no redundancy is the result of direct or indirect prejudice. All disciplinary procedures are non-prejudicial, whether they result in warnings, dismissal, or any other disciplinary action.

Prejudice is not tolerated and we are continuously working towards a more accepting and respectful environment for our school community.