At Frederick Bremer School equal opportunities are central to our school ethos and values. We expect all pupils and staff to challenge and act upon racism, sexism, homophobia and all other forms of prejudice, discrimination, including bullying. We are pro-active in promoting inclusion, diversity and mutual respect through policy, assemblies, the curriculum and events throughout the year.
We ensure that our school policy and practices reflect The Equality Act, which came into effect in October 2010. The act aims to promote a fair and more equal society and to protect individuals from unfair treatment. Nine characteristics are protected under the Act.
These protected characteristics are: Age, Disability, Gender Reassignment, Marriage and Civil Partnership, Pregnancy and Maternity, Race, Religion or Belief, Sex and Sexual Orientation. We must consider how our activities affect the people who share the protected characteristics and publish information to show how our activities:
- Eliminate unlawful discrimination, harassment and victimisation
- Improve equality of opportunity between people with protected characteristics and those who do not
- Foster good relations between people who share a protected characteristic and those who do not
Our Equality Objectives 2022-2024
To identify and then actively address gaps in pupils’ academic achievement and participation in extra- curricular activities, in particular: disadvantaged pupils, pupils with special educational needs, looked after pupils and pupils from black and minority ethnic (BAME) backgrounds.
To ensure that our curriculum and teaching celebrates mutual respect, and equality and challenges prejudice.
To actively ensure that we engage stakeholders in developing equalities best practice, policy and provision in the workplace so that all staff and pupils feel represented and included in our school community.