The Equality Act 2010 replaces previous anti‐discrimination laws with one single act. The public sector Equality Duty came into force on 5 April 2011 and applies to public bodies including schools.
It supports good decision making by ensuring that schools consider how different people will be affected by their activities. We must under the general duty of public sector equality duty, in the exercise of our functions, have due regard to the need to:
Eliminate discrimination. harassment, victimisation and any other conduct that is prohibited by or under this act.
Advance equality of opportunity between persons who share a relevant protected characteristic and persons who do not.
Foster good relations between persons who share relevant protected characteristics and those who do not.
Dr Challoner’s High School is committed to ensuring equality for every person in the school community, regardless of age, disability, gender (including transgender), sexual orientation, religion/belief and race. The school acknowledges the value of being multicultural and multilingual. We seek to remove any barriers to access, participation, attainment and achievement. We promote diversity and community cohesion at school, in local, national and global levels. We aim to reflect the diversity of our local community and society and ensure that the education we offer recognises and celebrates different backgrounds, lifestyles, cultures and identities.