Equality and Diversity Scheme
Extol Trust seeks to be an equal opportunities employer and promote an environment that is free from discrimination. We aim to:
- eliminate discrimination, harassment, victimisation and any other conduct that is prohibited by or under the Equality Act 2010;
- advance equality of opportunity between persons who share a relevant protected characteristic and persons who do not share it;
- foster good relations between persons who share a relevant protected characteristic and persons who do not share it.
as outlined in The Public Sector Equality Duty .
Extol Trust is committed to building a diverse workforce and values staff contributions. We welcome our general duty under the Equality Act 2010 to have due regard to the need to eliminate discrimination; to advance equality of opportunity; and to foster good relations. The Extol Trust promotes equality in respect of:
Pregnancy and maternity;
Race (including nationality; ethnic or national origin);
Gender (including gender reassignment);
Marital Status including civil partnership;
Religion or belief;
We also welcome our specific duties to publish information 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 or disadvantages.
Meeting our duties to promote community cohesion, moral, social and cultural development of pupils, also supports how we meet the needs of different groups of pupils and how we foster good relations.
Any breaches of this commitment should be reported to the Headteacher at a school level and CEO at Trust level who will undertake a full investigation or delegate this to another designated member of staff.