Our Equality Policy brings together all previous policies, schemes and action plans around equality including those that we had previously for Race, Gender and Disability.
It includes all the protected characteristics covered under the Equality Act 2010 as well as other aspects which have the potential to discriminate against or to devalue any individuals within our community.
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Manshead CE Academy is committed to equal opportunities and to preventing discrimination, victimisation, and harassment. In particular:
- No employee, volunteer, student, local academy council member, parent or any other stakeholder shall suffer discrimination on the grounds of their sex, race, age, religion, sexual orientation or disability. (Discrimination).
- No employee, volunteer, student, local academy council member, parent or any other stakeholder will be treated less favourably because of exercising his or her statutory rights. (Victimisation).
- No employee, volunteer, student, local academy council member, parent or any other stakeholder will be subjected to unwanted, unwelcome, upsetting or embarrassing behaviours based on their sex, race, age, religion, sexual orientation or disability. (Harassment).
- It is the responsibility of all staff, students and local academy council members to adhere to this Equality Policy and to ensure it is effective.
- Manshead CE Academy will provide a friendly and secure atmosphere for all students and staff.
- Every student should have the opportunity for full involvement in academy activities.
- The contributions of all members of the academy, students, teaching and support staff should be valued and respected.
- No form of harassment, whether religious, racial, sexual or any other sort will be accepted.
- Manshead CE Academy will show due regard for the principles of equal opportunities in the selection, promotion, deployment and training of staff.
- Resources should be free of inappropriate stereotypes, and, where appropriate, selected with a view to promoting the ethos of equal opportunities and to reflect the pluralism of society.
- All students should have equal opportunity to study any area of the curriculum to the level that best suits their ability and should be encouraged to take a full and active part in lessons.
- The whole curriculum should take account of the issues of equal opportunities
To achieve our aims we will:
- Reinforce our ethos of the value we place upon equality and diversity.
- Analyse data to ensure compliance with legislation.
- Challenge inappropriate behaviour that does not fulfil any equality commitment.
- Students are aware of the impact of prejudice and understand their responsibility to prevent it
- Staff are aware of the Equality Policy
- Data is collated and analysed to monitor equality
- Incidents are logged and reported.
- Publish DSAMAT and Academy Equality objectives at least every 4 years ensuring they are specific and measurable
Review of the objectives
The equality objectives are reviewed annually. The academy will monitor the application and outcomes of the objectives to ensure they are specific, measurable and effective.