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The Single Equality Scheme for schools in North Yorkshire brings together action plans for Race, Gender and Disability Equality and Community Cohesion, thus meeting the school’s statutory duties in these areas.

The scheme also highlights how our school has worked with and listened to the staff, students and parents to inform development of action plans and the need and commitment required to ensure the scheme is a success. This is underpinned by a commitment to promoting positive relationships and understanding between all groups within our school community.

Protected Characteristics

The full document sets out how students with the following protected characteristics (previously known as equality strands) will be protected in our school from harassment and discrimination:

  • Disability
  • Gender
  • Race
  • Religion and belief
  • Sexual orientation
  • Gender reassignment
  • Pregnancy and maternity

This scheme extends however to cover all aspects of vulnerability, including those associated with socio-economic factors (e.g. pupils from low income families).

As well as delivering high quality services to our students, the school is also committed to being a good employer and as such this scheme outlines how we meet our varied duties in terms of recruitment and employment practices. We are also committed to be fully inclusive of all community users, including parents. As such, this scheme therefore also sets out how we will work to overcome any discrimination related to the other protected characteristics:

  • Age
  • Being married or in a civil partnership 

This scheme is reviewed every three years and is reported on annually. A copy of the full scheme is available on request from the school.

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