All Gloucestershire Learning Alliance schools are fully inclusive. We have consistently high expectations of all pupils regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, ability or social background, committed to meeting different needs and will take steps to foster good relations, tackle prejudice and promote understanding between people from different groups.
There are nine protected characteristics in the Equality Act and we strive to ensure there is no discrimination for staff, parents and pupils for any of these reasons;
- gender reassignment
- marriage or civil partnership (in employment only)
- pregnancy and maternity
- religion or belief
- sexual orientation
Our objectives are:
- To promote spiritual, moral, social and cultural development through all appropriate curricular and extra-curricular opportunities. We aim to meet this objective with particular reference to issues of equality and diversity
- To reduce prejudice and increase understanding of equality through direct teaching across the curriculum and through intervention where necessary, e.g. through a dedicated Behaviour and Emotional Support Team - BEST, learning coaches, individual programmes and support plans
- To provide differentiated provision to meet all pupils’ learning needs including those with Disabilities and/or Special Educational Needs and those identified as More Able Gifted and Talented. We have separate policies to address these groups.
- To ensure the school environment gives pupils equal access to facilities and resources
- To move beyond deterministic notions of fixed ability and to model teaching and learning behaviours that avoid labelling
- To narrow the gap between more disadvantaged children and their peers
- To promote cultural development and understanding through a rich range of experience, both in and beyond the school
- To eradicate prejudice related bullying in relation to the protected characteristics listed in the Equality Act 2010 (Please see policy for more information)
- To tackle prejudice and promote understanding in relation to people with disabilities
(Updated April 2018)
The Gloucestershire Learning Alliance applies the principles of equality to recruitment of all staff. Our multi-academy trust monitors equalities through an annual return and which can be accessed through the following link: Equality in recruitment 2017/2018
We are an employer required by law to carry out Gender Pay Reporting under the Equality Act 2010 (Gender Pay Gap Information) Regulations 2017. This involves carrying out six calculations that show the difference between the average earnings of men and women in our organisation; it will not involve publishing individual employee's data.
We are required to publish the results on our own website and a government website. We will do this within one calendar year of 31st March 2018.
We can use these results to assess:
- the levels of gender equality in our workplace
- the balance of male and female employees at different levels
- how effectively talent is being maximised and rewarded
The challenge in our organisation and across Great Britain is to eliminate any gender pay gap.
You can learn more about Gender Pay Reporting by visiting www.acas.org.uk/genderpay.