Public Sector Equality Duty
their age, sex (gender), race, disability, religion or belief, gender reassignment, sexual orientation or pregnancy or maternity.
The Equality Act makes explicit our responsibility to have due regard to the need to:
- eliminate discrimination and other conduct that is prohibited by the Act;
- advance equality of opportunity between people who share a protected characteristic and people who do not share it;
- foster good relations across all characteristic- between people who share a protected characteristics and people who do not share it.
Individual difference is seen as a positive feature in this school, where everyone is encouraged to see the strengths in others and encouraged to be an individual.
To promote cultural understanding and awareness of different religious beliefs between different ethnic groups within our school community by:
- continuing to develop a caring, tolerant and understanding community;
- preparing children for life in a diverse society in which children are able to see their place in the local, regional, national and international community.
To narrow the gap between the progress made by ‘all’ children and that made by ‘groups’ of children, such as those eligible for the Pupil Premium.
The school has a range of policies which make explicit the school's long established commitment to actively promoting equality of opportunity for all. The main policies dealing with equality of opportunity are:
- Equality Policy;
- SEND Policy;
- Behaviour Policy
- Anti-bullying Policy;
- Accessibility Plan.
SHINE MAT Equality policy https://www.shine-mat.com/pupil-welfare/