Equal Opportunities Policy
The Governing Body’s policy is to provide education fairly to all pupils within the school and to give equal treatment to its employees, pupils and members of the community regardless of their age, disability, HIV status, marital status, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or national origin.
The Governing Body promotes the elimination of discrimination and complies with the Sex Discrimination Act 1975 (as amended), Race Relations Act 1976 (as amended), Human Rights Act 1998, Asylum and Immigration Act 1996, Disability Discrimination Act 1995, Employment Equality Regulation (Sexual Orientation) 2003 and Employment Equality Regulation (Religion or Belief) 2003 together with relevant Codes of Practice and European Directives.
The Governing Body’s Commitment
The Governing Body is committed to achieving the highest level of the Equality Standard for the school.
All Governors, employees and those acting on behalf of the Governing Body or school are responsible for implementing the policy and have a continuing duty to challenge all forms of discrimination.
The Governing Body will:
Give advice and training to ensure that Governors and employees understand the implications of the policy and legislation and their responsibilities.
Promote itself as an employer people are proud to work for and seek to achieve a balanced workforce which reflects the local labour market.
Promote and support education and training to increase awareness and eliminate discrimination.
Ensure that services and resources are appropriate to the pupils and members of the community it serves.
Promote and support the principles of equal pay.
The full Equal Opportunities document can be found on the POLICIES page