Public Sector Equality Duty
The Single Equality Act, which came into place on October 1st, 2010, brought together the duties set out in our Race, Disability and Gender policies into one single Public Sector Equality Duty. The Single Equality Act combines the existing three duties into one new Public Sector Equality Duty that covers all nine of the protected characteristics:
- Religion or belief
- Sexual orientation
At Blackshaw Moor CofE First School we will ensure that at every level, in all our work and throughout all aspects of the school community and its life, all will be treated equally.
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:
- Eliminate discrimination, harassment, victimisation and other conduct that is prohibited under the Equality Act 2010.
- Advance equality of opportunity between persons who share a protected characteristic and persons who do not share it.
- Foster good relations between persons who share a protected characteristic and persons who do not share it.
Blackshaw Moor CofE First School is committed to:
- Dealing with and eliminating prejudiced based incidents
- Closing the gap in attainment for all children
- Engagement with local communities
- Policies and practices that promote equality and address inequalities
- All children to have access to our curriculum irrespective of needs
- To promote spiritual, moral, social and cultural development through all appropriate curricular opportunities, with particular reference to issues of equality and diversity
- Vulnerable children to have access to extra-curricular activities
For more information, our Equal Opportunities Policy (including Accessibility Plan) can be viewed by clicking the link below.