Equality Duty Statement
Horsenden Primary School is a place where everyone feels welcome, respected and where everyone can thrive – physically, emotionally, socially, spiritually and economically. We do this with due regard to our responsibilities as a public body, incorporating the General duties and Specific duties detailed under the Equality Act 2010.
The Public Sector Equality Duty (PSED) requires us to:
- Eliminate unlawful discrimination, harassment, victimisation and any other conduct prohibited by the Equality Act 2010
- Advance equality of opportunity between people who share a protected characteristic and people who do not share it
- Foster good relations between people who share a protected characteristic and people who do not share it.
To help eliminate discrimination we will:
- Ensure that this Equalities Statement is based on consultation with stakeholders, and is available to all.
- Actively challenge gender stereotypes and regularly assess differences in gender achievement.
- Offer a culturally diverse curriculum to ensure awareness of different cultural needs and customs.
- Ensure that prompt action is taken for homophobic, racist or sexist behaviour.
- Respect different religious beliefs and make allowances for these in the curriculum.
To promote and advance equality of opportunity we will:
- Ensure that every employee is treated fairly at work and will not receive less favourable treatment on the grounds of age, disability, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin or any other grounds which cannot be justified.
- Ensure that our recruitment procedures reflect a non-discriminatory base as outlined above.
- Commit to removing disadvantage, meeting needs and encouraging participation with regard to individuals including staff and service users who have protected characteristics documented in the Equalities Act.
To promote and foster good relations we will:
- Commit to eliminate discrimination on the grounds of age, disability, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin or any other grounds which cannot be justified.
- Take positive action to enhance the opportunities of those who experience discrimination or disadvantage.
- Use the strength of our partnerships with parents and professionals to ensure good relationships continue to evolve and develop.