Equality Act

September 2016
Equality Statement
Ravensbury Community School is a fully inclusive school where we focus on the wellbeing and progress of every child.  Our school is a safe and happy place to learn and we strive to ensure that all members of the school community contribute to a caring and a welcoming environment where our pupils are nurtured as individuals.  We believe that every individual has the right to be treated with dignity and respect.  All our pupils are treated fairly and equally and have equal rights to access all areas of the curriculum.  We will tackle any issues of disadvantage and underachievement of different groups.  In accordance with our Mission Statement, we pledge to respect human rights of our pupils and to educate them about equality, to respect difference and to prepare them for the diverse world we live in.  We also respect the equality rights of our staff and members of the wider school community. Ravensbury School is committed to ensuring equality of opportunity for all.

The Equality Act 2010
You can find details on this page of how the school complies with the law and how it complies with its duties under the Equality Act 2010.

The Equality Act 2010 protects people with one or more protected characteristics and sets out certain types of unlawful behaviour in relation to people with protected characteristics.

Unlawful behaviour includes discrimination, harassment and victimisation and in relation to disability, discrimination arising from a disability.

As far as disability is concerned, there is also a separate duty to make reasonable adjustments, (which include the provision of auxiliary aids and services) and a duty to carry out accessibility panning.

There are nine protected characteristics.  These are:

  • Age
  • Disability
  • Gender Reassignment
  • Marriage and Civil partnership
  • Pregnancy and maternity
  • Race
  • Religion or belief
  • Sex
  • Sex orientation
  • Age, marriage and civil partnership do not apply to pupils.

The Equality Act 2010 introduced a public sector equality duty which applies to all schools.  This means that Ravensbury Community School must have due regard to the need to:

    Eliminate unlawful discrimination, harassment and victimisation and other conduct prohibited by the Act.

  • Advance equality of opportunity between people who share a protected characteristic and those who do not

  • Foster good relations between people who share a protected characteristic and those who do not.

Schools also have specific equality duties to publish information to show how they are meeting their public sector equality obligations and to prepare and publish equality objectives which are particular to their school.

Equality Policy
Ravensbury Community School has an equality policy which sets out the school’s commitment and approach to equality and which details how the school is complying with its public sector equality duty.  Please click on the link below for the Equality policy.

Equality Objectives
The school’s current equality objectives can be accessed below.  For further enquiries in relation to equality please contact the Headteacher on 01612230370.

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Ravensbury Community School

Tartan StreetClayton M11 4EG

Maureen Hughes | Headteacher

Jo Wendt | SENCO

0161 223 0370