SINGLE EQUALITY SCHEME
The Equality Act 2010 introduced a single Public Sector Equality Duty that applies to public bodies, including maintained schools and Academies, and extends to certain protected characteristics race, disability, sex, age, religion or belief, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity and gender reassignment. This combined equality duty came into effect in April 2011. It has three main elements. In carrying out their functions, public bodies are required 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 characteristics - between people who share a protected characteristic and people who do not share it.
To ask families how we can more effectively to celebrate and share the wealth of cultures and languages represented in our school.
To develop an action plan to more effectively to celebrate and share the wealth of cultures and languages represented in our school.
To set up an equalities page on the school website where information about how we meet our duties under the Equalities Act 2010 is published.
These objectives are currently being reviewed and will shortly be updated. The review will be published here and will be available to read at the end of the academic year.
Views will be sought from all stakeholders to guide the focus for our new Equality Objectives to ensure they reflect the priorities of our school community.