At Stokesley School, we recognise that the public sector equality duty has three aims and these are to:
- eliminate unlawful discrimination, harassment, victimisation and any other conduct prohibited by the duty;
- advance equality of opportunity between people who share a protected characteristic and people who do not share it; and
- foster good relations between people who share a protected characteristic and those who do not share it.
As a result of this, we take action to ensure that we:
- remove or minimise disadvantages suffered by people due to their protected characteristics;
- meet the needs of people with protected characteristics; and
- encourage people with protected characteristics to participate in public life or in other activities where their participation is low.
We collect data to analyse our effectiveness in promoting equality and set ourselves targets for improvement. This year we specifically aim to:
- close the attainment and achievement gap between groups of students, particularly those that are disadvantaged or from minority groups;
- continue monitoring homophobic, racist and sexist language in our academy and intervene where further education of students is necessary;
- develop our personal, social and health education so that students and staff are well informed about diversity and equality;
- to develop the accessibility of our site, particularly for those students with disabilities so they can access all specialist teaching rooms;
- review our curriculum in all year groups to ensure it provides a wide range of opportunities to explore diversity as well as encourage tolerance and respect.
A copy of our Equalities Objectives Statement can be found here.