Policies, including Equality Statement
Everyone has the right to be treated with dignity and respect. The Equality Act 2010 prohibits direct and indirect discrimination, harassment and victimisation of people on the grounds of protected characteristics – disability, gender, gender reassignment, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation and age.
The Equality Act 2010 requires us to have due regard to the need to:
- eliminate unlawful discrimination
- advance equality of opportunity
- foster good relations between people from different equality groups
This is called the Public Sector Equality Duty and its purpose is to promote equality for all.
In brief, this means that as a school we must consciously think about these three aims as part of our decision making processes and pay due regards to equality issues within all our key policies and planning to ensure that the diverse groups within our school community have their needs addressed.
All policies are reviewed by the Management Committee. Where appropriate, fully signed versions of policies are available at Chessbrook ESC.