At Colman Federation, we are committed to promoting equality and accessibility across our school community. We understand our statutory duty under the Equality Act 2010 to pay ‘due regard’ to the following:
- Eliminate discrimination, harassment and victimisation and other prohibited conduct;
- Advance equality of opportunity for people with protected characteristics1;
- Foster good relations between people who share a relevant protected characteristic and people who do not share it.
Colman Federation has its own unique make up and we are happy to extend a warm welcome to all children and families in our community. We are proud to be known as a Federation that celebrates richness of diversity and promotes positive cultural identity.
In each school, everyone works together to create a happy and safe learning environment where each individual is respected and valued. We nurture a sense of belonging and create a culture where everyone, regardless of ethnic background, gender, economic status, family make-up, special educational needs or disability, has the opportunity to thrive and to be the best that they can be.
In order to achieve this, we ensure that the principles of equality underpin all our school policies and practices. Across the Federation, we value working in partnership and endeavour to maintain dialogue with pupils, families, staff and governors, to ensure we remain aware of any emerging issues and can address these effectively.
The characteristics protected under the Act are:
- gender reassignment
- marriage and civil partnership
- pregnancy and maternity
- religion or belief
- sex and
- sexual orientation
The links below show the Equality objectives for Colman Federation.