Shelton Infant School is committed to upholding all elements of the Equality Act October 2010.
We have revised our Equality Policy and through our Equality Action Plan continually review and seek to improve our provision in this regard.
The new General Duty replaces the three existing public sector equality duties for disability, race and gender. It covers all protected characteristics and has three main aims requiring public bodies to have due regard to the need for:
1. Eliminate discrimination, harassment, victimisation and other conduct that is prohibited under the Equality Act 2010.
2. Advance equality of opportunity between persons who share a protected characteristic and persons who do not share it.
3. Foster good relations between persons who share a protected characteristic and persons who do not share it.
The governing body and school are committed to a policy of equality and aims to ensure that no employee, job applicant, pupil or other member of the school community is treated less favourably on grounds of gender, race/ethnicity, marital status, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, disability, or religious belief. Additionally, with regards to the school as an employer, governors are committed to a policy of equality and aims to ensure no employee or job applicant is treated less favourably on the grounds of age and pregnancy/maternity.
Any behaviour, comments or attitudes that undermine or threaten an individual’s self-esteem on these grounds will not be tolerated (please see our Anti-Bullying Policy). We aim to provide equal access to high quality educational opportunities and to ensure that everyone feels that they are a valued member of the school community. Please see our Equal Opportunities Policy. We seek to provide a safe and happy environment where all can flourish and where physical and cultural diversity is celebrated.
All members of the school community are responsible for promoting the school’s Equality Policy and are obliged to respect and act in accordance with the policy.
Additionally, we have a duty to publish our equality objectives and these are set out in our Equality Action Plan below, together with details of how we plan to achieve them.
Equality Plan and Objectives 2020-21
Equality Plan 2018-21, reviewed 2021