Equality Objectives

We recognise that the public sector equality duty has three aims. These aims are to:
  • Eliminate discrimination and other conduct that is prohibited by the Equality Act 2010
  • Advance equality of opportunity between people who share a protected characteristic and people who do not share it
  • Foster good relations across all characteristics – between people who share a protected characteristic and people who do not share it

Hedgewood school will annually review how well we achieve these aims with regard to the protected groups under the Equality Act (2010) (race, disability, gender, gender re-assignment, age, pregnancy and maternity, marital status, religion and belief and sexual orientation).

Our school aims to promote respect for difference and diversity in accordance with our values, such as:

  • Leading Excellence in Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) Provision
  • Ensuring outstanding person-centered achievement and outcomes
  • Including everyone in meaningful and safeguarded life
Hedgewood objectives for 2024 onwards:
  • Objective 1: To ensure that the school promotes role models and heroes that young people positively identify with, who reflect and broaden the school’s diversity in terms of race, gender and other protected characteristics.
  • Objective 2: Train all members of staff and governors involved in recruitment and selection on equal opportunities and non-discrimination by the beginning of the next academic year. Training evaluation data will show that 100% of those attending have a good understanding of the legal requirements.
  • Objective 3: To improve attendance and persistent absence rates for all significant groups of students identified as having significant barriers to learning, including those individuals who identify with any of the protected characteristics.
  • Objective 4: To review levels of parental and pupil engagement in learning and school life, across all activities to ensure equity and fairness in access and engagement.

Please see our Equality and Diversity Policy and Plan

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Equality and Diversity Policy

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Equality Statement and Objectives

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Equality Objectives Table