Equality Objectives

Equality Objectives

Our Trust aims to meet its obligations under the public sector equality duty by having due regard to the need to:

  • Eliminate discrimination and other conduct that is prohibited by the Equality Act 2010
  • Advance equality of opportunity between people who share a protected characteristic and people who do not share it
  • Foster good relations across all characteristics – between people who share a protected characteristic and people who do not share it

Under the Equality Act 2010 public bodies must publish equality objectives. In order to meet the obligations under the public sector equality duty we have identified the following as objectives for the Trust and its schools.

Our equality objectives:

  • Close the gap between in achievement of disadvantaged students in the Trust and narrow the gap between the achievement of boys and girls;
  • Reduce the number of fixed term and permanent exclusions for SEN students and those eligible for pupil premium funding
  • Improve the attendance and lateness all students in the Trust to meet national averages

As set out in the DfE guidance on the Equality Act, the Trust aims to advance equality of opportunity by:

  • Removing or minimising disadvantages suffered by people which are connected to a particular characteristic they have
  • Taking steps to meet the particular needs of people who have a particular characteristic
  • Encouraging people who have a particular characteristic to participate fully in any activities (e.g. encouraging all pupils to be involved in the full range of school societies)