What is the Public Sector Equality Duty (the PSED)?
The Equality Act 2010 introduced a single, general duty for public bodies, including schools, and which extends to all ‘protected characteristics’ – race, disability, sex, age, religion or belief, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, and gender reassignment.
Legislation and guidance
Exceed Academies Trust and its schools are committed to ensuring equality of opportunity for all our employees, learners, potential learners and their families irrespective of race, gender, disability, belief, sexual orientation, age or socio-economic background. We are determined to develop a culture of inclusion and diversity in which all those connected to the school and Trust feel proud of their identity and ability to participate fully in school life.
In complying with the public sector equality duty, we will have due regard for the need to:
We tackle discrimination through the positive promotion of equality, by challenging bullying and stereotypes and by creating an environment which champions respect for all.
We believe that diversity is a strength which should be respected and celebrated by all those who learn, teach and visit us.
Equality in Teaching and learning
We strive to provide all our learners with the opportunity to succeed and to reach the highest level of personal achievement. We do this by:
Equality in Admissions and Suspensions/Exclusions
Our admissions arrangements are fair and transparent and do not discriminate on the grounds of race, gender, religion, belief, disability and/or socio-economic background. Any exclusions which take place are reviewed to ensure they were lawful and free of any bias with regard to protected characteristics.
Equal Opportunities for Staff
All staff appointments and promotions are made on the basis of merit and ability, in compliance with the law. We are keen to ensure that the staffing within Exceed Academies Trust and its schools reflects the diversity of our communities and wider society.
Under the Public Sector Equality Duty (PSED) the school is required to set and publish Equality Objectives. Our current objectives can be found within our full Equality Statement, Policy and Objectives that can be accessed in the policies section of the school website.