Equalities – Public Sector Equality Duty Annual Statement 2018-2019
The Equality Act 2010 was introduced to ensure protection from discrimination, harassment and victimisation on the grounds of specific characteristics (referred to as protected characteristics). For schools, this means that it is unlawful to discriminate against individuals or treat them less favourably because of their gender; race; age; disability; religion or belief; gender reassignment; sexual orientation; pregnancy or maternity.
Under the Act, the school is expected to comply with the Public Sector Equality Duty (PSED). This requires us to:
- Eliminate unlawful discrimination, harassment and victimisation
- Advance equality of opportunity between different groups
- Foster good relations between different groups
As a public organisation, we are required to:
- Have due regard to the PSED when making decisions, taking action or developing policy and practice.
- Publish information to show compliance with the Equality Duty. This is done via our Equalities Policy.
- Publish Equality Objectives which are specific and measurable.
For 2018-2022, our Equality Objectives are:
- To narrow the gap between boys and girls in their outcomes in Maths at GCSE level Grade 5;
- To improve the integration and experience of transgender students.
To view data regarding our Maths equality objectives click below:
Information on our what we are doing to meet our Transgender equality objectives can be found below:
Through the Curriculum, Family Time & Assemblies:
- PSHE Curriculum Plan – click here to view
- Behaviour and Standards
- Making a Difference: Behaviour and Standards
- Our Community: The Golden Rule
- Doing the Right Thing
- Love One Another
- Following Jesus: Through Thick and Thin
- Facing Your Fears: Have Faith!
- Do Not Worry: Mental Health Awareness Week
- Inspirational People/Resilience:
- PE Curriculum – students are allowed to opt for the sport that they feel most comfortable with (providing there is no restrictions).
- Community Events: there are many community events, in 2018 students were involved in Vote 100 and invited by Councillor Andrew Simcock to the unveiling of the statue of Manchester’s finest suffragette Emmeline Pankhurst. Click here to view our school e-newsletters for articles on our community events.
Through Charity Events:
- Our 2018/19 chosen charities were: Circa, CLIC Sargent, MIND, Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital Charity
- We raised a total of £3635.20
- A hundred plus food parcels were given to those in need in the community and the homeless
Through Staff training 2018/19:
- 05/09/18 on Raising Transgender Awareness and Proving Support
- 10/10/2018 Peer to Peer Abuse – Awareness and Procedures
Types of Bullying recorded:
- Social Isolation
- Gender neutral toilet for students use.
- Physical Education students have separate facilities for changing into PE kit available to them.
School Mission Statement:
“As a Catholic school, our mission is to show love through our respect for others. We value our God-given gifts, talents and abilities. Our aim is to bring out the best in everyone, within a safe and happy environment. Everyone should know that we are followers of God by what we do, not just by what we say.”