Foreword

saltash.net community school aims to ensure diversity and equality in its delivery of services and employment. This Scheme reflects this ambition and the activities which will deliver this.

Equality of opportunity and social inclusion issues will ensure that all communities and organisations can truly benefit from and contribute to the improvements we are making, which are bringing long-term and positive benefits for Saltash and the wider community in Cornwall.

Success of the Single Equality Scheme will require ownership by Directors, Governors, staff, students and the wider community.

The Schools’ Single Equality Scheme (SSES) serves essentially two purposes:

1. To set out our school’s overall commitment to equality and diversity in one central document. The SSES therefore contains:
– the school’s approach to the protected equality characteristics which for adults and students are: race, religion or belief, sexual orientation, disability, sex, gender reassignment and pregnancy and maternity. In addition there are two other protected characteristics for adults which are: age and marriage and civil partnership.
– how the school will manage, plan and include its equality and diversity policy within its day to day work.
2. To act as the ‘umbrella’ document for both our statutory and non-statutory equality schemes.

The SSES will help the school to ensure that we focus on the outcomes that matter to the community and people who use our services and that our services are accessible and delivered effectively.

The SSES has been updated to include all areas covered by The Equality Act 2010.Click the link below to download the document in full.

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