At The Sherwood School we welcome our duties under the Equality Act 2010 to eliminate discrimination, advance equality of opportunity and foster good relations in relation to age (as appropriate), disability, ethnicity, gender (including issues of transgender, and of maternity and pregnancy), religion and belief, and sexual identity.
At Sherwood we follow 9 guiding principles to ensure equality:
Principle 1: All learners are of equal value.
Principle 2: We recognise and respect difference.
Principle 3: We foster positive attitudes and relationships, and a shared sense of cohesion and belonging.
Principle 4: We observe good equalities practice in staff recruitment, retention and development.
Principle 5: We aim to reduce and remove inequalities and barriers that already exist.
Principle 6: We consult and involve widely.
Principle 7: Society as a whole should benefit.
Principle 8: We base our practices on sound evidence.
Principle 9: We formulate and publish specific and measurable objectives.
Our policy is available to download by following the link on this page.