At Sir Bobby Robson School we are committed to improving the quality of life for people in our community, protecting vulnerable people and reducing inequalities.
The governing body are committed to a policy of equality and aim to ensure that no member of the school community is treated less favourably because of their race, sex, colour, ethnic or national origin, marital status, age, sexual orientation, disability or religious belief, unless that is permitted by law and in the interests of the wider school community.
We want to build on the strong spirit of the community and form positive relations with it. We want to ensure equality of access and to tailor our services to the communities we serve. We will put in place a range of actions to prevent and eliminate prejudice, discrimination and harassment within the communities we serve, and in our workforce, and promote equality of opportunity. We will develop and promote policies and systems which make sure those members of our community and our workforce are not discriminated against or bullied for any reason.
Please take time to read our Equalities Policy which is available in the attachments section on this page.
To promote actively equal opportunities in all areas of school life.
To ensure that all students are given the best education regardless of ability, gender, race, culture and disability, religion or sexual orientation.
To ensure that members of the school community know their rights, and respect the rights of others.
To ensure that prejudice or discrimination in all its forms is actively rejected.
To raise awareness of equal opportunities issues for all members of the school community, and through our links with the local community.
To establish strategies to enable each individual to fulfil his/her potential to ensure equality of access to the curriculum.
To ensure that all aspects of running the school are based on the principles of equality of opportunity.
To make sure that our Equalities Policy is used consistently by all members of the school community.
We welcome our general duty under the Equality Act 2010 to eliminate discrimination, to advance equality or opportunity and to foster good relations, and our specific duties to publish information every year about our school population; to explain how we have due regard for equality; and to publish equality objectives which show how we plan to tackle particular inequalities, and reduce or remove them.
We welcome the importance of narrowing gaps in achievement which could affect all our pupils as they have special educational needs but also:
Students from certain cultural/ethnic backgrounds and the traveller community.
Pupils who receive Pupil Premium.
Pupils who are looked after
Pupils who have EAL.
Those who experience differences in gender achievement.