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Public Sector Equality Duty

Schools are required to publish information which is updated annually showing how they comply with the Equality Duty and to set at least one equality objective every 4 years. The need to advance equality of opportunity is defined in the Equality Act 2010 as having due regard to the need to:

·         Remove or minimise disadvantages.

·         Take steps to meet different needs.

·         Encourage participation when it is disproportionately low.

The Public Equality Duty extends to the following protected characteristics:

·         Race

·         Disability

·         Sex

·         Age (as an employer, not regarding pupils)

·         Religion/Belief

·         Sexual Orientation

·         Pregnancy and Maternity

·         Gender Reassignment

We have identified areas of our practice that may need improvement.

Our objectives are:

  1. To maintain and where required to improve access to the physical environment of the school.
  2. To increase access to the curriculum for pupils with a disability, expanding the curriculum as necessary to ensure that pupils with a disability are as equally prepared for life as pupils without a disability.
  3. To improve the delivery of information to pupils, staff, parents and visitors with disabilities.
  4. To increase the access to learning for all by working with parent/carers to improve school attendance.