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Equality and Diversity

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Our goal is to create and promote a culture where peoples differences are embraced, celebrated, and respected by all at the school so we can ensure everyone is treated fairly in a safe environment regardless of their characteristics.

What is our duty?

  • To eliminate discrimination, harassment, and victimisation
  • To promote equality of opportunity and outcomes for all
  • To foster good relationships between people of different groups
  • To support our students in becoming kind, responsible and knowledgeable global citizens
  • To meet the statutory duties of the Equalities Act 2010

Equality and Accessibility Policy

The Trust’s Equality contains information about how we comply with the Public Sector Equality Duty.

View the Equality Policy here

Equality Objectives

In accordance with the Equality Act (2010), we have published a series of Equality Objectives. 

  • To ensure personal development and the wider curriculum covers all aspects of equality and diversity, and promotes social justice.
  • To ensure the behaviour policy identifies and tackles discrimination linked to race, faith, gender, disability and sexual orientation.
  • To use the pupil premium spend to reduce the attainment gap and therefore improve opportunities for all students.
  • To promote equality of opportunity of our high care partnership students by supporting them in accessing the full curriculum and social times in school.
  • To ensure accessibility of the school for staff, students and visitors with disabilities, including access to specialist teaching areas.
  • To promote equality, diversity and inclusion within the staff body through recruitment and onboarding procedures, and continual professional development.

Equality Information

At Temple Moor, we work hard to meet our obligations under the Public Sector Equality Duty (known as the ‘equality duty’). This came in to force in April 2011 (s.149 of the Equality Act 2010) and includes having due regard to:

(a) eliminate discrimination, harassment, victimisation and any other conduct that is prohibited by or under the Equality Act 2010;

(b) advance equality of opportunity between persons who share a relevant protected characteristic and persons who do not share it;

(c) foster good relations between persons who share a relevant protected characteristic and persons who do not share it.

At Temple Moor, we eliminate discrimination by:

  • Adopting a zero-tolerance approach to bullying, through our behaviour system in school which is overseen by a member of SLT. This system records all incidents by type of discrimination which enables the pastoral team to intervene in a timely manner.
  • Delivering an effective Personal Development curriculum in which students are taught about how to foster and develop healthy relationships, how to identify the signs of discrimination and how to report any issues identified.
  • Ensuring that the anti-bullying message is repeated at key points throughout the year, including an annual relaunch of the successful ‘Stop the Bully’ campaign.
  • Delivering assemblies each half term that tackle discrimination and focus on celebrating differences in our school community that link to global awareness events. These are followed up with bespoke SMSC sessions in which students learn about different cultures.
  • Ensuring all staff receive training on how to report incidents of discrimination.
  • Having a specific group within the student council focussed on celebrating diversity throughout the year with displays around school, awareness events and assemblies.
  • Developing a rewards system in school that recognises and celebrates students who show respect to each other.

We advance equality of opportunities by

  • Providing regular training and updates to staff on how to meet the needs of all learners both inside and outside the classroom.
  • Ensuring students receive an enhanced transition which involves multiple visits and meeting key staff.
  • Providing an enhanced enrichment offer which all students attend in order to develop their knowledge and skills in the five key areas of mind, body, future, creativity and community.
  • Providing a broad and balanced curriculum which is open to all students, regardless of prior attainment.
  •  Ensuring the Higher Care Partnership students access the same broad and balanced curriculum and can use the school facilities during social time.
  •  Monitoring and supporting key cohorts within school to narrow the attainment gap of SEND and pupil premium students, with SLT responsibility for overseeing key cohorts. For example, we support students from disadvantaged background through the Leeds to success programme.
  •  Ensuring year 7 students receive an enhanced transition which involves open evenings, multiple visits and parental meetings with key staff.

 We foster good relations by

  • Delivering an inclusive and diverse curriculum which celebrates diversity and promotes equality (for example studying the suffrage movement in History and the read to succeed programme which utilises a diverse range of texts).
  • Utilising external speakers and role models from diverse backgrounds, who work with specific students and deliver assemblies on apprenticeships, job opportunities and the cadets.
  • Engaging in community projects such as Next Generation Leaders Programme, in which members of the school council work with local businesses to advocate for their community.
  • Engaging with schemes and partners which promote and celebrate diversity, such as the Red Kite Alliance RED award and the Just Like Us charity.
  • Developing empathy through a carefully sequenced Personal Development curriculum, supported by a bespoke form programme focussed which marks global events and promotes active citizenship of students around global issues.

Temple Moor High School & Sixth Form is part of Red Kite Learning Trust, a charitable company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales with company number 7523507, registered office address: Red Kite Office, Pannal Ash Road, Harrogate, HG2 9PH

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