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Diversity and Equality StatemenT

 Equality Act 2010  -  Duties for All Schools 

In order to meet the requirements of the Equality Act 2010, schools (both primary and secondary) have to meet both general and specific duties.  

 The general duty requires that all schools have due regard to:

  1. a) Eliminate discrimination, harassment, victimisation and any other conduct which is prohibited by or under the Act of Law.
  2. b) Advance equality of opportunity between persons who share a relevant protected characteristic and persons who do not share it.
  3. c) Foster good relations between persons who share a relevant protected characteristic  and persons who do not share it.

In order to meet the three aims of the general duty schools have specific duties. These are:

  1. a) To publish information which demonstrates their compliance with the duty to have due regard for the three aims of the general duty.
  2. b) To prepare and publish specific and measurable objectives which they will pursue in the coming years to achieve the three aims of the general duty.

Protected Characteristics

There are nine protected characteristics and these relate to:

 

Age

 

Ethnicity and Race

 

Gender Identity and Trans Gender

 

Disability

 

Gender 

Marriage and Civil Partnership

 

Pregnancy, Maternity and Breast Feeding

 

Religion and Belief

 

Sexual Identity & Orientation

 

 St Philip’s Objectives

 Our objectives are summarised below. These have been taken from the School Improvement Plan together with the school’s PSHE scheme.

  1. a) To narrow the gap in writing for boys and girls in Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2.
  2. b) To promote positive attitudes and understanding towards all religions and faiths.
  3. c) To ensure curricular and extra-curricular activities are inclusive and accessible for pupils with special educational needs/disabilities.
  4. d) To take active steps to promote the equality of opportunity between men and women, girls and boys when carrying out their roles, responsibilities and expectations.