Equalities Information

It is unlawful for a school to discriminate against any person by treating them less favourably because of their:

  • Sex
  • Race
  • Disability
  • Religion or belief
  • Sexual Orientation
  • Gender Reassignment
  • Pregnancy or maternity

At Battledown Centre for Children and Families we have due regard to the need to eliminate discrimination and other conduct that is prohibited by the Equalities Act 2010. We have due regard to advance equality of opportunity between people who share a protected characteristic and those who do not.

We have due regard to the need to foster good relations across all characteristics between people who share a protected characteristic and those who do not.

For Schools this means:

Decision makers must be aware of the duty to have due regard when making a decision or taking an action, and must assess whether it may have implications for people with particular protected characteristics.

Schools should consider equality implications before and at the time that they develop policy and take decisions, not as an afterthought, and they need to keep them under review on a continuing basis.

Battledown considers it extremely important to continually monitor to ensure Equality legislation is adhered to.

School pupil progress data shows that no group of children is performing significantly differently to any other. The school is committed to making adjustments and putting in interventions to ensure that all groups make good progress.

Our Equality Objectives from April 2012 are as follows:

  • To make changes to our present physical environment to ensure that all areas of the school are fully inclusive to meet the needs of all groups, in response to our ever changing population and their increasing complex needs.
  • To improve our sensory learning environment to develop sensory, physical and creative areas.
  • To further develop tracking of pupil progress and impact of intervention strategies to ensure that all groups of pupils make good progress.
  • To ensure that our recruitment processes are in line with the current equal opportunities legislation.
  • To review all policies which expressly refer to Equal Opportunities, and monitor our Accessibility Plan.
  • To review attainment data.
  • To ensure we brief staff and Governors on our responsibilities.
  • To educate all about discrimination and prejudice and promote harmonious environment (social cohesion).

The policies pertaining to Equality are: