Moseley School & Sixth Form Equality Objectives
The Equality Act 2010 was introduced to ensure protection from discrimination, harassment and victimisation on the grounds of specific characteristics (referred to as protected characteristics). For schools, this means that it is unlawful to discriminate against ‘protected characteristics’ identified as gender; race; age; disability; religion or belief; gender reassignment; sexual orientation; pregnancy or maternity.
Under this Act, Moseley School & Sixth Form is expected to comply with the Public Sector Equality Duty (PSED). This requires the school to:
- Eliminate unlawful discrimination, harassment and victimisation
- Advance equality of opportunity between different groups
- Foster good relations between different groups
As a public organisation, Moseley School & Sixth Form are required to:
- Have due regard to the PSED when making decisions, taking action or developing policy and practice.
- Publish information to show compliance with the Equality Duty. This is done via our Equal Opportunities Policy.
- Publish Equality Objectives which are specific and measurable.
We will assess existing practices in relation to equality and diversity and consider objectives to enable further continuous improvement.
Objectives for 2021 – 2022 are:
- To promote equality, diversity and inclusion actions across our staff body. This will be achieved in several ways, including promoting flexible working, training for staff to eliminate any unconscious bias in the recruitment process and further CPD on diversity, quality and inclusion.
- To develop a workforce that reflects the diversity of our community at all levels within the organisation
- To further develop student and staff wellbeing and promote positive mental health
- To further improve accessibility across the school for students, staff and visitors with disabilities, including access to specialist teaching areas.
- To enable students to understand, appreciate and respect difference in the world and its people, celebrating the things we share in common across cultural, religious, ethnic and socio-economic communities.