Equality

Equalities Information

This information is in line with the Equality Act 2010 and associated Public Sector Equality Duty (PSED), which came into effect in April 2011.

It is unlawful for a school to discriminate against any person by treating them less favourably because of their protected characteristic(s), namely:

  • Gender
  • Race
  • Disability
  • Religion or belief
  • Sexual orientation
  • Gender Reassignment
  • Pregnancy or maternity
  • Age

At Battledown Centre for Children and Families we have due regard to the need to eliminate discrimination and other conduct that is prohibited by the Equalities Act 2010. We have due regard to advance equality of opportunity between people who share a protected characteristic and those who do not.

We have due regard to the need to foster good relations across all characteristics between people who share a protected characteristic and those who do not.

For Schools this means:

Decision makers must be aware of the duty to have due regard when making a decision or taking an action, and must assess whether it may have implications for people with particular protected characteristics.

Schools should consider equality implications before and at the time that they develop policy and take decisions, not as an afterthought, and they need to keep them under review on a continuing basis.

Battledown considers it extremely important to continually monitor to ensure Equality legislation is adhered to.

School pupil progress data shows that no group of children is performing significantly differently to any other. The school is committed to making adjustments and putting in interventions to ensure that all groups make good progress.

Our Equality Objectives from April 2012 are as follows:

  • To make changes to our present physical environment to ensure that all areas of the school are fully inclusive to meet the needs of all groups, in response to our ever changing population and their increasing complex needs.
  • To improve our sensory learning environment to develop sensory, physical and creative areas.
  • To further develop tracking of pupil progress and impact of intervention strategies to ensure that all groups of pupils make good progress.
  • To ensure that our recruitment processes are in line with the current equal opportunities legislation.
  • To review all policies which expressly refer to Equal Opportunities, and monitor our Accessibility Plan.
  • To review attainment data.
  • To ensure we brief staff and Governors on our responsibilities.
  • To educate all about discrimination and prejudice and promote harmonious environment (social cohesion).

The policies pertaining to Equality are:

  • Accessibility
  • Safeguarding
  • Developing Children’s Behaviour
  • Development, Play, Learning & Teaching
  • Equal Chances For Children
  • Managing Equality Among Adults
  • Special Educational Needs
  • Moving and Handling
  • Website
  • Pay

The school considers it extremely important to continually monitor to ensure Equality legislation is adhered to.

Battledown Centre for Children & Families. Harp Hill, Cheltenham GL52 6PZ Tel: 01242 525472 • Fax: 01242 257557

Battledown Centre for Children & Families. Harp Hill, Cheltenham GL52 6PZ Tel: 01242 525472 • Fax: 01242 257557

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