Bourne Grammar School and it’s Trustees are committed to the promotion of equality and diversity within all the School’s policies and activities. The School seeks to build a community based on tolerance and respect for diversity and aims to meet its obligations under the Equality Act (2010) and Public Sector Equality Duty (PSED) by having due regard for the need to:
a) Eliminate discrimination and other conduct that is prohibited by the Equality Act 2010;
b) Advance equality of opportunity between people who share a protected characteristic and people who do not share it;
c) Foster and promote good relations and positive mutual respect between people who share a protected characteristic and people who do not share it.
These duties extend to all members of our School community, including our Trustees, and specific regards needs to be given to those who have protected characteristics – race, disability, gender, religion/belief, sexual orientation, pregnancy, maternity and gender reassignment.
As a Trust, we are committed to:
- Considering equality as we develop and implement policies.
- Ensuring that our policy and practise is informed by equality evidence gathering and its utilisation
- Improving our practice in promoting equality and engaging with our local, national and international communities.
The overarching purpose of our School is to enable all students to fully develop their unique potential. Our policies aim to ensure that all members of our community are treated fairly and justly. Unfair treatment on the grounds of disability, gender, race, sexual orientation, colour, religion/belief, ethnic or national origins is unacceptable.
The School and it’s Trustees recognise the uniqueness of each individual and value their contributions to the school and the community. Our aim is to enable everyone to value, respect and live in harmony with others.
Our School is committed to developing policies and practices that provide a secure environment in which all our students can flourish in their learning and where all individuals feel a sense of belonging.