EQUALITY AND DIVERSITY
Monkwearmouth Academy is committed to doing everything we can to make sure that people are treated fairly and that everyone has access to the best possible education. We are committed to eliminating unfair and unlawful discrimination, harassment and victimisation and to advancing equality of opportunity and fostering good relations between different groups within the Academy and the local community.
Our vision is to create a fair and just school community that promotes social inclusion, community cohesion and equality that respects diversity and which challenges and seeks to eliminate any form of inequality, bullying or discrimination. View the policies below for more details on how we promote equality of opportunity at Monkwearmouth Academy, and throughout the Tyne Coast Academy Trust.
OUR GENERAL EQUALITY DUTY
In October 2010, the new Equality Act introduced a Public Sector Duty, which requires the Academy to have due regard to the need to:
Eliminate unlawful discrimination, harassment and victimisation.
Advance equality of opportunity between people who share a protected characteristic and those who do not.
Foster good relations between people who share a protected characteristic and those who do not.
There are nine protected characteristics under the Equality Act:
marriage and civil partnership,
pregnancy and maternity,
religion or belief,
sex and sexual orientation.
The Academy is required to establish at least one equality objective to address any areas of inequality, or possible inequality, identified as part of our analysis. This information is available for you to download or view on our Policies page.