Everest Community Academy is committed to meeting its responsibilities in relation to the Equality Act of 2010 and aims to uphold the three main elements of the Act:
- Eliminate discrimination and other conduct that is prohibited by the Act.
- Advance equality of opportunity between people who share a protected characteristic and people who do not share it.
- Foster good relations across all characteristics – between people who share a protected characteristic and people who do not share it.
Over the course of the academic year students will have assemblies on a range of themes associated with raising the profile of equality and diversity. Not only do we as a school have a legal duty to promote the ideals of equality and diversity in light of the Equality Act 2010 but we have a moral duty to prepare our students for a world that is far more diverse than the school or its immediate locality. Themes covered will include looking at differences and perceptions based on race, religion, gender, class, sexuality and ability/disability.
We aim to make “reasonable adjustments” to recruitment practices, to policies and procedures and to the building to ensure that there is no discrimination.