Here at Reedswood we aim to ensure that all of our policies and practices conform with the principle of equal opportunities and comply with the public sector equality duty set out in ‘section149’ of the Equality Act 2010.
The Academy will tackle inappropriate attitudes and practices with staff leading by example, through the Personal, Social And Health Education (PSHE) programme, the supportive Academy culture and ethos and the Academy’s policies.
|Equality objective||What this means for Reedswood E-ACT Primary Academy|
|Provide positive non-stereotyping information about gender roles, family units and diverse groups.||We will actively seek to be gender neutral with regards to home/school communication. This includes not making assumptions over primary contact numbers and actively seeking to engage parents/carers of different genders in engaging with the life of the academy. This will include our parental workshop programme.|
|Our uniform policy will be gender neutral.|
|We will include explicit teaching about different types of families in our Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) education curriculum.|
|We will explicitly teach about gender roles and stereotyping in our PSHE curriculum.|
|Promote positive mental health & wellbeing through nurture groups, through PSHE and through external agencies e.g. Behaviour Support, Ed Psych, CAMHS and HR.|
|Improve our knowledge and understanding of discriminatory behaviours within our organisation.||CPOMS will have clear separate categories for discrimination against the nine protected characteristics.|
|We will log all discriminatory behaviour against any of the protected characteristics to enable us to monitor and identify any areas of concern where more education is needed for staff, students or families.|
|Equality of opportunity: prepare students for life in a diverse society in which students are able to see their place in the local, regional and national and international community.||We will ensure that visitors invited to speak to the students represent a diverse range of individuals.|
|E-ACT Passport activities will provide students with the opportunity to experience wider life experiences away from the academy in order for students to visualise their possible future life choices.|
|A range of local, national and international charity and raising awareness events throughout the year are carefully selected and delivered in order for students to gain an insight into the wider communities and the possible issues they face.|
|Improve our experiences available to our students to ensure opportunities and access for all.||We will make sure that all our students, regardless of disability, gender, race, religion, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy or age have equal opportunities in taking part in extra-curricular activities. We will collect information about those attending to evaluate representation and accessibility.|
|We will actively look at ways of tackling any barriers that prevent accessibility. We will regularly obtain the views of all students, particularly those with Education Health and Care Plans (EHCP) and physical disabilities, to ensure that we are meeting their needs and making any necessary adjustments.|
Reviewed and Updated September 2021