At Wavendon Gate School we are committed to:
- promoting equality of opportunity
- eliminating discrimination and harassment
- valuing diversity and promoting positive relationships
- providing an inclusive education which enables all pupils to develop their full potential
- meeting the requirements of the Equality Act 2010.
The Equality Act 2010
The Equality Act 2010 replaces previous anti-discrimination legislation with a single Act. The Equality Duty is set out in section 149 of the Act. It replaces the three previous public sector equality duties – for race, disability and gender – and covers the following protected characteristics:
- Gender reassignment
- Marriage and civil partnership (but only in respect of eliminating unlawful discrimination)
- Pregnancy and maternity
- Religion or belief
- Sexual orientation
All the staff ensure that we have due regard to the need to:
- To regularly monitor and analyse pupil achievement by race, gender and disability and act on any trends or patterns in the data that require additional support for pupils.
- To promote positive mental health through high quality PHSE, strong pastoral provision and good links with families.
- To increase awareness and understanding of gender equality in all areas of school life.
Please see our equality policy to how we comply with the public sector equality duty.
Equality Objectives (July 2022)
- Undertake an analysis of recruitment data and trends with regard to race, gender and disability by July, and report on this to the staffing and pay sub-committee of the governing board.
- To improve the quality of children’s spoken and written vocabulary – with a particular focus on Tier 2 and Tier 3 language.
- To ensure staff policies seek to reduce the impact of structural inequalities.