EQUALITY ACT 2010 DUTIES AND OBJECTIVES

 

Public Sector Equality Duty

This general duty requires public bodies (including schools) to have due regard to equalities and meet the three aims of the Act:

  •  To eliminate discrimination, harassment or victimisation and any others conduct prohibited under the Act.
  •  Advance equality of opportunity between persons who share a protected characteristic and those who do not.
  •  Foster good relations between persons who share a protected characteristic and those who do not.

At Sandside Lodge School our policies and practices enable us to meet our general public sector equality duties. Some examples are:

  •  The school has data on its composition broken down by year group, ethnicity, gender and types of disability or special educational need.
  •  There are statements of the school¡¦s commitment to equalities duties in various school documents.
  •  Equalities matters are included in the school¡¦s CPD / induction.
  •  A senior member of staff has special responsibility for equalities matters.
  •  Equalities are considered prior to any changes in policy / procedure.

Objectives

So far as possible our equality objectives are fully integrated into the School Improvement and Development Plan. From September 2012 our equalities objectives are:

Narrowing the gaps -

  •  To narrow the gap in participation in the public life of the school between pupils with different special educational needs and of different ages.
  •  To narrow the gap in progress that pupils of all disabilities and special educational needs make between English and the other core subjects of mathematics and science.

Fostering good relationships -

  •  To promote and enhance community cohesions and awareness of other cultures, religions and ways of life.
  •  To promote spiritual, moral, social and cultural development throughout the curriculum, with particular reference to issues of equality and diversity.
  •  To work towards recognition as a Rights Respecting School.

Equality of opportunity-

  •  To encourage all pupils to fully participate in activities.
  •  To use good equal opportunities practice in the recruitment and retention of staff.

This statement and objectives will be reviewed annually.

Our full policy can be downloaded from here: Policies Page

 

Mrs Donna Stretton

Sandside Lodge School

Sandside Road

Ulverston

LA12 9EF

Tel: 01229 588825

Email: admin@sandside.org.uk

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