The School recognises the benefits of having a diverse School Community, with individuals who value one another, and the different contributions everyone can make.
Pupils will be taught to value and respect others. The School is committed to being an equal opportunities education provider and is committed to equality of opportunity for all members of the School Community. In the provision of equal opportunities, the School recognises and accepts its responsibilities under the law and opposes discrimination on the basis of:
- gender reassignment
- pregnancy and maternity
- religion or belief (including lack of religion or belief)
- sexual orientation and (in the case of adult members of the Academy Community)
- marital or civil partnership status; and
These can be called the Protected Characteristics. The School also opposes all bullying and unlawful discrimination on the basis that a person has a special educational need or learning difficulty, or because English is an additional language.
The School aims to ensure that all policies and practices conform with the principle of equal opportunities and comply with the public sector equality duty set out in section149 of the Equality Act 2010. The School will tackle inappropriate attitudes and practices through staff leading by example, through the Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) programme, through the supportive School culture and through the School’s policies.
The School is committed to promoting equality and has produced policies to assist promotion of the following aims:
- to eliminate unlawful discrimination, harassment and victimisation and other conduct
- advance equality of opportunity between people who share a protected characteristic
- foster good relations between people who share a protected characteristic and those prohibited by the Equality Act 2010 and those without who do not.