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Equality and diversity

Easington Academy is dedicated to ensuring that all members of the school community and the wider community are treated equally, fairly, and with respect by the academy and each other. We are committed to advancing equality and promoting difference and diversity through our vision, ethos and values.

We aim to meet our obligations under the public sector equality duty by having due regard to the need to: 

  • Eliminate discrimination and other conduct that is prohibited by the Equality Act 2010.

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

  • Foster good relations across all characteristics – between people who share a protected characteristic and those people who do not share it. 

Protected characteristics 

April 2011, the Equality Act introduced the Public Sector Duty (PSED). This duty extends to all aspects of a person’s identity – known as ‘protected characteristics’ – that are protected under the Equality Act 2010. These nine protected characteristics are race, disability, sex, age, religion or belief, marriage and civil partnership( for employees), sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity and gender reassignment. 

Equality Objectives 

The Academy is required to establish at least one quality objective to address any areas of inequality, or possible inequality, identified as part of our analysis. This is available for you to download or view below.