Public Equality Duty

Equality is a key principle at Oak Hill; we ensure equal opportunities for all irrespective of race, disability, sex, age, religion or belief, sexual orientation, pregnancy, maternity or gender reassignment in line with the Public Sector Equality Duty set out in the Equality Act 2010. We do not tolerate discrimination.

 Accordingly, we have due regard to the need to:

  • Eliminate unlawful discrimination, harassment and victimisation and other conduct prohibited by the Equality Act
  • Advance equality of opportunity between people from different groups
  • Foster good relations between people from different groups.

We believe that equality at Oak Hill should permeate all aspects of school life and is the responsibility of every member of the school and the wider community.  Everyone should feel safe, secure, valued and of equal worth.

The following School policies note the importance of avoiding discrimination and other prohibited conduct.  The School’s adherence to these policies is one of the ways in which we aim to advance equality of opportunity between people from different groups.  Full copies of the policies can either be viewed on the policies page of this website or are available from the School office.

  • Absence from work
  • Assessment and record keeping
  • Charging
  • Child Protection / Safeguarding
  • Complaints policy and procedure
  • Confidentiality
  • Curriculum
  • Disability Equality scheme
  • Educational Visits
  • Equal Opportunities
  • Exclusion of Pupils
  • EYFS
  • Gender Equality Scheme
  • Multicultural and diversity
  • Pay
  • Positive Behaviour
  • Racial Equality
  • Special Educational Needs

As a Church of England School, fostering good relations between people of different groups (including people of different religions, beliefs and cultures) is central to our ethos.  We do this in the following ways, amongst others:

  • Promoting tolerance and friendship through assemblies and group worship
  • Educating our pupils through the curriculum about people with different protected characteristics, and the importance of tolerance and friendship
  • Involvement with the local community

We aim to advance equality of opportunity between people of different groups in the following ways, amongst others:

  • Using staff meetings and Governors’ Curriculum Committee meetings to analyse data about the performance of different groups of pupils within the School.
  • Planning practical steps, and developing policies, which can be implemented in order to redress any differences which have been identified.  The Headteacher and Staff will do this in consultation with the Governors’ Curriculum and Finance/Personnel committees in order to ensure that resources are directed appropriately.