Equality and Diversity
At Michael Faraday, we welcome our duties under the Equality Act 2010. The school's general duties, with regards to equality are:
- Eliminating discrimination
- Fostering good relationships
- Advancing equity of opportunity
We are committed to the development of cohesive communities both within our school’s physical boundaries and within our local, national and global environments. Our school embraces the aim of working together with others to improve children’s educational and well-being outcomes.
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).
Under this Act schools have two duties
- to publish information which shows how they are meeting their general duty (outlined above). This must be updated annually.
- to prepare and publish one or more specific and measurable objectives in pursuit of the duties above (to be reviewed every four years).
Click on the link below to see the school's action plan and our equality objectives to demonstrate these two specific duties.
The following are protected characteristics:
- Ethnicity and race
- Gender reassignment
- Marriage and civil partnership
- Pregnancy and maternity
- Religion and belief
- Sexual identity and orientation
At Michael Faraday, we are committed to:
- Ensuring that everyone is treated fairly and with respect.
- Making our school a safe, secure and stimulating place for everyone.
- Consulting and involving people from different groups in our decisions, for example, through talking to pupils and parents/carers and through our School Council.
- Recognising that people have different needs and that promoting equality will involve addressing those needs rather than treating everyone the same.
We welcome the emphasis in the Ofsted inspection framework on the requirement for leaders to promote equality of opportunity and diversity, resulting in a positive school culture, working together to prevent discriminatory behaviour.