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At Castle Hill High School we welcome our duties under the Equality Act 2010.
The school’s general duties, with regards to equality are:
- Eliminating discrimination.
- Fostering good relationships.
- Advancing equality of opportunity.
We will not discriminate against, harass or victimise any student, prospective student, member of staff or other member of the school community because of their:
- Religion or belief.
- Sexual orientation.
- Gender reassignment.
- Pregnancy or maternity.
Castle Hill High School aims to promote students’ spiritual, moral, social, and cultural development, with special emphasis on promoting equality, diversity and eradicating prejudicial incidents for pupils and staff. Our school is committed to not only eliminating discrimination, but also increasing understanding and appreciation for diversity.
Castle Hill High School recognises that certain groups in society have historically been disadvantaged on account of unlawful discrimination they have faced on the basis of their race, gender, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.
Our Equality Policy outlines a range of actions to eliminate prejudice, unlawful discrimination and victimisation within the school community and workforce.
Equality Objectives 2017-18
Whilst continuously aiming to improve the implementation of equality related policies and procedures, Castle Hill High School has identified the following specific objectives for the school year 2017-18:
- To analyse the academic progress of specific pupil cohorts (gender, ethnicity etc) on a termly basis and put intervention plans in place as necessary.
- To audit the involvement of ethnic minority pupils in ‘whole school life’ (clubs, residentials etc) and if necessary develop strategies to address issues that are identified.
- To review our Key Stage 4 curriculum to ensure that is continues to result in outstanding outcomes for pupils in all groups.
- To reduce prejudice and promote understanding in relation to people who may be homosexual or bisexual.
- To reduce the incidence of prejudice-related bullying in relation to the protected characteristics listed in the Equality Act 2010.
- To promote cultural development and understanding through a rich range of experiences both in and beyond the school.
Progress in meeting these objectives will be reported on in the end of year audit of our School Development Plan 2017-18.