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Shotton Hall School Policies

Equality and diversity

The Academy at Shotton Hall is determined to do everything we can to make sure that people are treated fairly and that everyone has access to the best education they can. We are committed to eliminating unfair and unlawful discrimination, harassment and victimisation and to advancing equality of opportunity and fostering good relations between different groups within the Academy and the local community.

Equality Award

The Academy is proud to announce that it has been recognised as an Equality Champion. The Equalities Award is a national scheme aimed at all schools and children’s centres who want to demonstrate their commitment to equality. We were awarded the award in November 2015 following the external assessment of a portfolio of evidence collected over two years.  

Equality statement

The Academy encourages, celebrates and values the diversity of all our community. We actively promote the principle of equality for all. We aim to ensure that everyone within our community is treated fairly, with respect and dignity. We seek to eliminate any form of inequality, bullying or discrimination.

Our general equality duty

In October 2010, the new Equality Act introduced a Public Sector Duty, which requires the Academy to have due regard to the need to:

  • Eliminate unlawful discrimination, harassment and victimisation.
  • Advance equality of opportunity between people who share a protected characteristic and those who do not.
  • Foster good relations between people who share a protected characteristic and those who do not.

Protected characteristics

There are nine protected characteristics under the Equality Act: age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation.

Equality objectives

The Academy is required to establish at least one equality objective to address any areas of inequality, or possible inequality, identified as part of our analysis. These are available for you to download or view below.