The Equality Act 2010
The New Public Sector Equality Duty (2011)
The general equality duty requires public authorities (including schools), in the exercise of their functions, to have due regard to the need to:
• Eliminate discrimination, harassment and victimisation and any other conduct that is prohibited by or under the Act.
• Advance equality of opportunity between people who share a relevant protected characteristic and people who do not share it.
• Foster good relations between people who share a relevant protected characteristic and those who do not share it. These are often referred to as the three aims (or arms) of the general equality duty. The public authorities listed in Schedule 1 and 2 (including schools) of The Equality Act 2010 (Specific Duties) Regulations 2011 must:
• Prepare and publish one or more objectives they think they should achieve to address any of the things mentioned in the aims of the general equality duty, by 6 April 2012, and at least every four years thereafter:
• Ensure that those objectives are specific and measurable.
• Publish those objectives in such a manner that they are accessible to the public.
Equality at Cloverlea
It is our fundamental aim, at Cloverlea, to provide a secure, safe, collaborative and purposeful learning culture and environment, where all pupils and staff are valued, cared for, listened to and challenged to be the best that they can be. Inclusion is central to our ethos and practices.