The Single Equality Act which came into place Oct 1st 2010 brought together the duties that were set out in previous legislation. The Single Equality Act covers all nine of the equality strands: age, disability, gender, gender-reassignment, race, religion or belief, marriage and civil partnership, sexual orientation and pregnancy and maternity. In this school we will ensure that at every level, in all our work and throughout all aspects of the school community and its life, all will be treated equally.
Additionally, under the provisions of the Equality Act 2010 this school recognises the need to provide adequate resources for implementing an accessibility plan and we will ensure that the plan reflects our SEN and Single Equality Policies.
We are proactive in seeking to find out information before children with SEN and disabilities join our school and where possible we will make reasonable adjustments. Pupils with SEN and disability will not be treated less favourably and will have equal access to school life.
In line with those policies we will take the necessary steps to ensure that every young person, their families and also employees are given equality of opportunity to develop socially, work, participate, learn and to enjoy being part of the school community.
Please see below for our relevant policies and our actions for the future.