We recognise that the public sector equality duty has three aims, to: eliminate unlawful discrimination, harassment and victimisation and other conduct under the Act, advance equality of opportunity between people who share a protected characteristic and those who do not; and, to foster good relations between people who share a protected characteristic and those who do
We have considered how well we currently achieve these aims with regard to the protected groups under the Equality Act (race, disability, sex, gender re-assignment, age, pregnancy and maternity, marriage and civil partnership, religion or belief and sexual orientation).
We have also involved staff, students, parents/carers and others in the following ways:
- We have embedded identity, diversity and equality into the policies, practices and curriculum at Prospect School, creating an environment where teaching and learning experiences are inclusive and strive proactively to eliminate discrimination, promote equality of opportunity and foster good relations between people; while ensuring that the school’s values and ethos preserves, reflects respond to and
above all respects the identity and diversity of all students and the wider school community.
- We have extended and developed our PHSCE curriculum to encourage our students to recognise and celebrate diversity at school and in their community, focusing on the benefits of living in a diverse society.
- We have introduced a ‘Student Voice’ body and forums for tutors and support staff, creating space for discussion and a process to engage and listen to the student voice and staff feedback, in order to create a culture in which it is normal for students to cooperatively shape their learning, and for staff to contribute openly to progressive decision making, encouraging reflection and strengthening our school community.
- We are in regular contact with parents/carers, encouraging their proactive involvement, not only in their child’s experience of education, but also listening to their views and opinions as we develop and strengthen our practices and procedures.
Our three Equality Objectives are:
Please see our Equality Policy below for more informaiton.