How we are complying with the public sector Equality Act 2010
End of Spring Term 2021 update
Our Equality objectives can be read in full here.
During the year our Board of Trustees and our committees regularly discussed equality issues as items of importance having real impact on the lives of our pupils and staff. These issues and our responsibilities under the legislation are also regular items of discussion between the Chief Executive Officer and the Trust’s head teachers, both in their one to one meetings and also as the senior leadership group of the Trust. While we take a Trust wide view of our responsibilities, we also are sensitive to any issues that may be individual to a school.
All schools managed by the Trust are committed to ensuring equality of opportunity for all pupils, staff, parents, guardians and carers irrespective of race, gender, disability, belief, sexual orientation, age or socio-economic background.
We have put in place an effective culture of inclusion and diversity in which all those connected to the school feel proud of their identity and ability to participate fully in school life.
We tackle discrimination through the positive promotion of equality, by challenging bullying and stereotypes and by creating an environment which champions respect for all. In 2020/21 all our schools raised awareness of these issues in a whole variety of different ways.
Where pupils experience barriers to their success we have worked with them to address these in a sensitive and sympathetic way.
As an employer we have continued to demonstrate over the past twelve months that we will not discriminate on any of the following:-
• Gender re-assignment
• Religion and belief
• Sexual orientation
• Marriage and civil partnership
As a school or employer we have shown that we will not accept any of the following:
• Direct discrimination,
• Indirect discrimination,
• Discrimination by perception,
• Associative discrimination,
• Harassment by a third party,
As at the end of Spring Term 2021, all our schools have worked with the Trustees and Governors to further develop and review the day to day workings our policy in line with the requirements of the Equality Act 2010.
This year we have worked particularly hard to:
• Promote understanding and respect for differences.
• Narrow the pupil premium gap in Reading, Writing and Maths in all year groups.
• Improve provision for pupils for whom English is an additional language.
School information and statistics
|Number of pupils ||944 (50% Male and 50% Female)|
|Number of school based staff:||120 (36% Male and 64% Female)|
|Governors:||Up to date governor information can be found here|
|Pupil attainment on entry:||Pupils usually enter Year 7 slightly below the national average however, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, fully accurate figures are not available|
|(In year arrivals and leavers) Pupil mobility:||4%|
|Percentage of pupil premium students:||35%|
|Black (Somali) 13%|
|Black (Caribbean) 7%|
|White (Eastern European) 5%|
|White (British) 4%|
|Students with 'English as an additional language':||61%|
|Students with special educational needs and disabilities:||12%|
|Average pupil attendance rate:||88%|