Charters School Equality Objectives

Unity, Respect, Excellence

Everyone has the right to be treated with dignity and respect. The Equality Act 2010 prohibits direct and indirect discrimination, harassment and victimisation of people on the grounds of protected characteristics – disability, gender, gender reassignment, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation and age.

The Equality Act 2010 requires us to have due regard to the need to:

  • Eliminate unlawful discrimination
  • Advance equality of opportunity
  • Foster good relations between people from different equality groups

This is called the Public Sector Equality Duty and its purpose is to promote equality for all.

In brief, this means that as a school we must consciously think about these three aims as part of our decision making processes and pay due regard to equality issues within all our key policies, planning and performance management.This means that each year the School Development Plan will contain a target relating to equality issues.

  • We will ensure that every pupil irrespective of race, disability, gender, religion and belief or sexual orientation is able to achieve high standards and that strategies are in place to tackle under-achievement.  Please refer to our Policies page for information on the Equality Policy; Disability Equality Scheme and Accessiblity Plan;  Collective Worship Policy; Sex Education Policy; Spiritual, Moral, Cultural and Social Development Policy. 
  • We will ensure that every pupil has access to the necessary teaching and support required to enable them to achieve their highest potential. Please refer to the Policies page for information about our Teaching and Learning Policy; Curriculum Policy. 
  • We will ensure that the school’s procedures for disciplining pupils and managing behaviour are fair, effective and equitable. See our Behaviour Policy on the Policies page for more detailed information. 
  • Where appropriate, we will ensure that adults working or volunteering in the school are from diverse groups. We believe that this provides good role models for our pupils. See our Staff Recruitment and Selection Policy on the Policies page.