The Equality Act 2010 provides a single, consolidated source of discrimination law. It simplifies the law and it extends protection from discrimination in some areas. Within the Act the public sector Equality Duty came into force on 5th April 2011. The Equality Duty applies to public bodies and others carrying out public functions such as schools. It supports good decision making by ensuring public bodies:
The Equality Duty is supported by specific duties which requires public bodies to publish relevant information demonstrating their compliance with the Equality Duty and to set and publish equality objectives at least every four years.
Southill Lower School must publish information to show our compliance with the Equality Duty in three ways:
This is demonstrated within the Southill Lower School Accessibility Policy and the Southill Lower School Equal Opportunities Policy.
The specific duties require us to prepare and publish one or more specific and measurable equality objectives which will help us to further the aims of the Equality Duty. For the academic 2019-20 our target is to maintain attendance of our Free School Meal and Forever 6 children to 96% or more. This rationale behind this aim is to ensure that Free School Meal and Forever 6 children are not disadvantaged at Southill and have equality of opportunity in their learning.
Last updated March 2019