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The General Equality Duty requires public authorities to have due regard to the need to:

• Eliminate unlawful discrimination, harassment and victimisation and any other conduct that is prohibited by or under the Act

• Advance equality of opportunity between people who share a relevant protected characteristic and people who do not share it

• Foster good relations between people who share a relevant protected characteristic and those who do not share it

As a school we are also required to follow the specific duties. This means we need to:

• Define one or more equality objectives that support the aims of the general duty (by 6 April 2012 and at least every four years thereafter)

• Ensure the objectives are specific and measurable

• Publish the objectives so that they are accessible to the public

Our Equality Objectives:

Our equality objectives are based on our analysis of data and other information and focus on those areas where we have agreed to take action to improve equality and tackle disadvantages.

The objectives, which we identify, represent our College priorities and are the outcome of a careful review of and analysis of data and other evidence. They also take into account national and local priorities and issues.

We evaluate our success in meeting the General Equality Duty by the extent to which we achieve improved outcomes for the different groups. We produce Equality Data Analysis, which informs our discussions about the Equality Objectives.

We recognise our duty in setting specific, measurable equality objectives and have included the following five objectives in our College Improvement Plan:

1. Establish a planned pastoral team and department schedule to the review the progress of
specific groups: G&T, EAL, BME, LAC, boys and girls, SEN, FSM and Travellers

2. Extend the range of student voice to impact on the College decision making progress

3. Continue to ensure that the provision for SEN, LAC and EAL students supports their
learning needs

4. All curriculum areas to work to a Raising Achievement Plan to ensure that all student
groups make or exceed expected progress measures

5. To embed the "Keep Safe" strategy across all Key Stages and to develop our range of anti-bullying strategies linked to Cyber-bullying and student training

We will regularly review the progress we are making to meet our equality objectives.

Information about our employees:

If we have more than 150 employees we are required to publish information about them.
This information aims to provide a profile of our school workforce, as well as our employment practices and achievements.

Guarantees of confidentiality are given to all staff who provide monitoring information or who take part in staff surveys. Names and data are anonymised and we observe the convention not to report where there are 10 or fewer respondents in any grouping.
As of 1 October 2012, the college employs 231 staff. Our staff are employed in the following main groups:

Teaching staff

Administrative and other related posts
Support staff

 Click here for Equality information about our employees

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