Equality Objectives

Sir Jonathan North College Equality Objectives

EQUALITY OBJECTIVES


Sir Jonathan North College recognise that the public sector equality duty has three aims and
they are to:

  • Eliminate unlawful discrimination, harassment and victimisation and other conduct
    under the Act
  • Advance equality of opportunity between people who share a protected characteristic

and those who do not

  • Foster good relations between people who have a shared characteristic and those
    who do not


Sir Jonathan North College are committed to promoting equality and diversity, providing an
inclusive, caring and supportive environment, which is committed to the promotion of genuine
equal opportunities for all. We recognise that every member of the College is regarded as of
equal worth and importance, irrespective of his/her faith, culture, class, race, gender,
sexuality and/or disability. The Equal Opportunities, Equality and Diversity statement builds
on the core values of the College:

Resilience
Respect
Reflectiveness
Resourcefulness


OBJECTIVES FOR 2021 - 2022

We have set ourselves the following objectives for this academic year:

  • To ensure that staff and governors are aware of current legislation surrounding equality and diversity and understand the College’s responsibility.
  • To promote cultural understanding and awareness and tolerance of different religious beliefs between different ethnic groups within our school community.
  • Actively close gaps in attainment and achievement between students for all groups of students in need; especially students eligible for Pupil Premium, students with special educational needs and disabilities, looked after children, children with a social worker, care givers, care leavers, young carers, homeless, children with parents in prison and students, from minority ethnic groups.
  • To promote positive mental health and self-care strategies across the school
  • Monitor the incidences of the use of homophobic, sexist and racist language by students in our school. If such incidences arise educate young people through our curriculum and support so that they understand and respect other people's views and beliefs.
  • To continuously review and revise the curriculum so that it represents a diverse culture and society and encourages tolerance and respect.
  • Create more opportunities for student leadership and participation in promoting awareness of equality and diversity
  • Develop personal development resources that support the school in achieving the above objectives.


For further information, please see the
LAT Single Equality Scheme, Equalities Act 2010
Public Sector Equality Duty
To also be read in conjunction with the Sir Jonathan North College Equal Opportunities, Equality and Diversity statement

 

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