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Equality Objectives

As public bodies, local-authority-maintained schools must comply with the public sector equality duty in the Equality Act 2010 and the Equality Act 2010 (Specific Duties and Public Authorities) Regulations 2017. This means we must publish:

  • details of how our school complies with the public sector equality duty  and update this every year

  • our school’s equality objectives which are updated every four years

If you have any questions about our Equality Objectives, please email either Paul Bargery or Georgina Stevens

Public Sector Equality Duty

All Hugh Christie School staff will endeavour to:

(a)eliminate discrimination, harassment, victimisation and any other conduct that is prohibited by or under this Act;

(b)advance equality of opportunity between persons who share a relevant protected characteristic and persons who do not share it;

(c)foster good relations between persons who share a relevant protected characteristic and persons who do not share it.

We will:

(a)remove or minimise disadvantages suffered by persons who share a relevant protected characteristic that are connected to that characteristic through our approaches and policies;

(b)take steps to meet the needs of persons who share a relevant protected characteristic that are different from the needs of persons who do not share it;

(c)encourage persons who share a relevant protected characteristic to participate in public life or in any other activity in which participation by such persons is disproportionately low.

The relevant protected characteristics are—

  • age;

  • disability;

  • gender reassignment;

  • pregnancy and maternity;

  • race;

  • religion or belief;

  • sex;

  • sexual orientation.

Through our curriculum and other policies we will foster good relations between persons who share a relevant protected characteristic and persons who do not share it involves having due regard, in particular, to the need to:

(a)tackle prejudice, and

(b)promote understanding.

We recognise the needs of disabled persons are different from the needs of persons who are not disabled. Through our policies and day to day working we work across the school to ensure disabled people have the same entitlements to accessing the same curriculum opportunities as people who are not disabled.

Conduct that is prohibited by or under this Act will be managed through the school's behaviour policy.

To view our Equality Policy,  please click here

To view our current Equality Objectives, please click here