Our Equality Policy is written by Truro and Penwith Academy Trust and followed by all schools within the organisation. We welcome our duties under the Equality Act 2010 to eliminate discrimination, advance equality of opportunity and foster good relations in relation to the following protected characteristics: age (as appropriate), disability (SEND), ethnicity, gender (including issues of transgender and of maternity/paternity and pregnancy), religion and belief, and sexual identity. We are committed to ensuring equality of education and opportunity for all pupils, staff, parents and carers receiving services from the school.
We aim to develop a culture of inclusion and diversity in which all those connected to the school feel proud of their identity and able to participate fully in school life.
Our action plan, which is reviewed each year, includes our priorities and actions to eliminate discrimination and harassment as well as advancing equality of opportunity between people who share a protected characteristic and people who do not share it. We report annually on its progress to all stakeholders, including our Governing Body, and covers activity undertaken in relation to the equality strands and to promoting community cohesion.
Can I get involved?
We welcome the views of all members of our school community. We appreciate that the legislation states that it is important that minority groups (for race, disability and gender) are involved in the formulation and development of equality policies and action plans and we endeavour to involve pupils, staff, governors, parents and carers and our wider school community. This helps to ensure that the views of potentially disadvantaged groups are fully incorporated.
We are grateful to those people who were involved in our previous consultations. If anyone is interested in being part of our ongoing consultation or has anything that they would like to raise in relation to the Equality Policy, please come in and meet with any member of the Senior Leadership Team (Mr Higgs, Mrs Wicks, Mrs Hughes, Mrs O’Rourke, Mrs Hall and Mr Dawe) who lead its implementation.