The Equality Act 2010 established a general duty which the Trust must demonstrate. This duty means that, in the exercise of our functions, we must have due regard to the need to:
- Eliminate unlawful discrimination, harassment and victimisation and other conduct prohibited by the Act
- Advance equality of opportunity between people who share a protected characteristic and those who do not
- Foster good relations between people who share a protected characteristic and those who do not
We are also required to identify equality objectives and publish the equality information which we use to form the basis of decision making and show how we are meeting the duty.
The areas or groups where we are required to apply these duties include; age (young or old), race (including nationality and ethnicity), sex, disability, gender identity, religion or belief (or not having a religion), sexual orientation (including lesbian, gay, bisexual or heterosexual identity), marital/civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity.
The school objectives
1. To ensure that all children are given a wide range of opportunities to raise aspirations and support them in making a positive contribution to the life of the school.
2. To eradicate the use of homophobic. sexist, racist and other discriminative language by children with a clear programme of study.
3. To provide school environment that welcomes, protects and respects diversity.
4. To offer a curriculum which represents diversity through the people, places, beliefs and culture the children are exposed to. It will be reflective of the communities served whilst allowing them to understand their part in the global community.
5. All groups of children identified across the Trust will receive equality of opportunity in order to ensure the best possible progress and attainment.
For our full detailed Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity Policy and all policies for the Blue Kite Trust please click here