Broughton Hall Catholic High School is committed to developing policies and practice that raise attainment for all children and close the gap between those facing disadvantage and their peers. Under the Equality Act 2010 we have a legal duty to publish information to demonstrate compliance with Public Sector Equality Duty of that Act.
As a school we recognise our general and specific duties having due regard to the need to:
- Eliminate discrimination and other conduct that is prohibited by the Act.
- Advance equality of opportunity between people who share a protected characteristic and people who do not share it.
- Foster good relations between people of all characteristics.
These duties extend to all members of our school, and specific regard needs to be given to those who have protected characteristics - race, disability, sex, age, religion or belief, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity and gender reassignment.
Objective 1 - Undertake an analysis of recruitment data and trends regarding protected characteristics as defined by the Equality Act (2010), and report on this to the Executive and Finance sub-committee of the Governing Body.
Objective 2 - To use performance data to monitor student achievement and respond to variations between groups of learners, subjects, courses and key stages, trends over time and comparisons with other schools. In particular, we will seek to improve attainment and achievement for all groups of students; especially students who may be affected by discrimination and lack of equal opportunity, as defined by the Equality Act (2010).
Objective 3 - To further improve accessibility across the school for students, staff and visitors with disabilities, including access to specialist teaching areas.
Objective 4 - To ensure that the level of participation in our student voice and council includes a fair representation of all pupils in school, and in this way it fosters good relationships in the school between those who have protected characteristics and those who do not.
Objective 5 - To ensure the curriculum including PE, Dance and PSHE, promotes positive and diverse role models particularly those which reflect the school's diversity and increases cultural understanding and awareness of different ethnic groups within our school community.
For more information, please see the Whole-School Equality Policy: