Equality Objectives Statement
The Diocese of St Albans Multi Academy Trust is committed to ensuring that all of those within our community flourish. We therefore embrace our duties under the Equality Act 2010. The Trust’s general duties, with regards to equality are:
We will not discriminate against, harass or victimise any pupil, prospective pupil, or other member of the Trust community because of their:
The Trust schools are dedicated to delivering education that serves local communities. Our schools are inclusive, welcoming those from all and no faiths, from all abilities and backgrounds. We believe in providing a high-quality education, underpinned by Christian values, which enables every child to flourish.
Our schools promote pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development, with special emphasis on promoting equality and diversity, and eradicating prejudicial incidents for pupils and staff. Our Trust is committed to not only eliminating discrimination, but also increasing understanding and appreciation for diversity.
Aims to eradicate discrimination
We believe that a greater level of success from pupils and staff can be achieved by realising the uniqueness of individuals. Creating a prejudice-free environment where individuals feel confident and at ease is a commitment of the Trust. This environment will be achieved by:
The Trust has a clear mission at its core, ensuring that all pupils are enabled to flourish, rooted in God’s Love – academically, socially, spiritually, physically and mentally. We are therefore committed to having balanced and fair curriculums in all of our schools.
We believe that our pupils should be exposed to ideas and concepts that may challenge their understanding, to help ensure that pupils learn to become more accepting and inclusive of others. Challenging and controversial concepts will be delivered in a way that prevents discrimination and promotes inclusive attitudes. We will also respect the right of parents to withdraw their children from certain classes which pose conflicts to their own beliefs.
Dealing with prejudice
We do not tolerate any form of prejudice-related incident. Whether direct or indirect, we treat discrimination against all members of our Trust with the utmost severity. When an incident is reported, through our thorough reporting procedure, our Trust is devoted to ensuring appropriate action is taken and a resolution is put into place which is both fair and firm.
Pupils in our schools are taught to be:
The Trust will not:
The Trust will:
Equality and dignity in the workplace
The Trust is committed to equality, and ensuring that all of the adults and employees in our Trust flourish. We therefore do not discriminate against staff with regards to their:
Equality of opportunity and non-discrimination extends to the treatment of all members of the Trust community. All staff members are obliged to act in accordance will the Trust’s various policies relating to equality.
We will guarantee that no redundancy is the result of direct or indirect prejudice. All disciplinary procedures are non-prejudicial, whether they result in warnings, dismissal, or any other disciplinary action.
Prejudice is not tolerated and we are continuously working towards a more accepting and respectful environment for our Trust community.