Equality & Diversity

Equality and Diversity Statement

RESPONSIBLE COMMITTEE

Education Advisory Board (EAB)

RATIONALE

 Pheasant Bank Academy is committed to achieving a working and   learning environment which provides equality of opportunity and freedom from   unlawful discrimination. This ambition is firmly embedded with the Equality   and Diversity Policy of Delta Trust Academies.

PURPOSES   & GUIDELINES

Commitment to Staff

 As an educational   institution it is our duty to ensure equality of opportunity between people   from different groups and foster good relations between people from different   groups. And, we are bound to ensure that recruitment, promotion, training,   development, assessment, benefits, pay, terms and conditions of employment,   redundancy and disciplinary are determined on the basis of capability,   qualifications, experience, skills and productivity.

 Under the Equality Act   2010, the categories of age, disability, race, religion or belief, sex,   sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership and   pregnancy and maternity are now known as ‘protected characteristics’.

 It is unlawful to   discriminate against any employee or student, directly or indirectly in   because of any of the ‘protected characteristics’.

 Discrimination is   unequal or differential treatment which leads to one person being treated   more or less favourably than others are, or would be, treated in the same or   similar circumstances on the grounds of a protected characteristic.

 

Pledge to Students

 All students, regardless   of any ‘protected characteristics’, will be equally and fairly monitored and   supported to ensure that they make progress and fulfil their potential.

 All students, regardless   of any ‘protected characteristics’, will be equally valued and have equal and   fair access to all of the opportunities that the academy has available.

 All students, regardless   of any ‘protected characteristics’, will have equal access to the curriculum,   options, specialist support and independent advice to ensure that all   decisions made about curriculum choices are in the best interest of every   individual student.

 Through assemblies,   SMSC, RE, and PSHE, all students will learn about and develop an   understanding of different faiths from around the world.

 Through assemblies,   SMSC, RE, and PSHE, all students will learn about and develop an   understanding of British Values and what it means to be citizen living in   modern Britain.

 

Academy targets

 Increase participation   from ethnic minority learners in after school activities

 Narrow the gap in performance of disabled learners (including SEND   registered)

 Raise attainment in English for male learners

DTA GROUP OBJECTIVES

 Attract a higher number of people from ethnic minority groups to   our organisation

 Increase the number of job applications from disabled groups to   our organisation

 Raise the number of male teaching appointments in Primary   Academies

FURTHER   DETAILS CONTAINED IN DOCUMENTS

DTA Equality and Diversity Policy

DATE APPROVED: SEPTEMBER 2015

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