Equality Statement

Equality is an incredibly important part of our ethos here at Inclusion – below we have set out our Equality Duty, targets and action plan to achieve this.

Inclusion Hampshire Equality Duty
What is the Equality Act 2010?


The Equality Act 2010 covers all aspects of school life to do with how a school treats pupils and prospective pupils, parents and carers, employees, and members of the community. Everything a school does must be fair, non-discriminatory and not put individuals or groups of people at a disadvantage. In particular, a school must not discriminate, harass or victimise a pupil or potential pupil in relation to:

•Admissions.

•The way it provides education for pupils.

•How it provides pupils access to any benefit, facility or service.

• Excluding a pupil or subjecting them to any other detriment.

 

What actions and behaviours are unlawful under the Act?
The Act defines a number of types of unlawful behaviour, including:

•Direct discrimination.

•Indirect discrimination.

•Failing to make reasonable adjustments for disabled pupils or staff.

•Discrimination arising from disability.

•Harassment related to a protected characteristic.

• Victimisation of someone because they have made, or helped with, a complaint about discrimination.

 

Protected characteristics
The Act uses the term “protected characteristics” to refer to aspects of a person’s identity. Treating a person less favourably because they have one or more of these characteristics would be unlawful. The protected characteristics are:

•Age.

•Disability.

•Gender reassignment.