Equality Objectives

Coronavirus Closure - Years10 & 11

On the afternoon of the 10th September, the parents of a student in Year 10 and the parents of a student in Year 11 contacted the school to inform us that their child had tested positive for COVID-19. As a result, the school contacted Public Health England and the Local Authority as per Government protocol to seek advice about the course of action that needed to be taken. The direction from Public Health England was as follows:

 

1. School will be closed to all Year 11 students for 14 days with immediate effect; Year 11 will return to school on Monday 28th September 2020. 

2. School will be closed to all Year 10 students for 14 days with immediate effect; Year 10 will return to school on Friday 25th September 2020. 

Judgemeadow is committed to promoting equality and diversity, providing an inclusive, caring and supportive environment for all.

Judgemeadow Community College recognises that the public sector equality duty has three aims and they are to:

  • Eliminate unlawful discrimination, harassment and victimisation
  • Advance equality of opportunity between people who share a protected characteristic and those who do not
  • Foster good relations between people who have a shared characteristic and those who do not.

Judgemeadow is committed to promoting equality and diversity, providing an inclusive, caring and supportive environment, which is dedicated to the promotion of genuine equal opportunities for all. We recognise that every member of the college is regarded as of equal worth and importance, irrespective of his/her faith, culture, class, race, gender, sexuality and/or disability.

The Equal Opportunities, Equality and Diversity Policy builds on the core values of the College:

  • Being Kind and helping each other
  • Respecting Each Other
  • Being Organised and Disciplined
  • Working Hard

We have set ourselves the following objectives for 2019/20

To ensure that staff and governors are aware of current legislation surrounding equality and are committed to promoting equality and diversity, providing an inclusive, caring and supportive environment.

To promote cultural understanding that values each pupils worth, celebrating both individuality and the cultural diversity of the community.

To monitor the incidences of the use of homophobic, sexist and racist language by pupils, and promote equality and good relations across all areas of college activity including:

Admissions and attendance

Progress, attainment and assessment

Behaviour, discipline and exclusions

Student’s personal development and pastoral care

Teaching and learning

Curriculum

To promote mental health awareness and develop appropriate interventions where necessary.

To actively close gaps in attainment and achievement between all groups of pupils; especially those eligible for Pupil Premium, with special educational needs and disabilities, from ethnic minority groups and looked after children.

To continuously review and revise the curriculum so that it represents a diverse culture and society, which encourages tolerance and respect.

For further information, please see the

LAT Single Equality Scheme, Equalities Act 2010

Public Sector Equality Duty

To also be read in conjunction with the Judgemeadow Community College Equal Opportunities, Equality and Diversity Policy