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Equality Statement

St Philip’s C of E Primary Academy

 

Public Sector Equality Duty Statement

 

Introduction

 

This statement describes how the Governing Body of St Philip’s C of E

Primary Academy intends to fulfil its responsibilities, under the Public Sector

Equality Duty, with regard to its workforce.

 

We will have due regard to the need to:

 

  • Eliminate unlawful discrimination, harassment, victimisation and any

    other conduct prohibited by the Equality Act;

  • Advance equality of opportunity between people who share a protected

    characteristic and people who do not share it; and

  • Foster good relations between people who share a protected

    characteristic and those who do not share it.

     

    We will collect and use equality information to help us to:

     

    Identify key issues

  • Understand the impact of our policies, practices and decisions on

    people with different protected characteristics, and thereby plan them

    more effectively.

  • Assess whether you are discriminating unlawfully when carrying out

    any of our functions.

  • Identify what the key equality issues are for our organisation.

     

    Assess performance

     

  • Benchmark our performance and processes against those of similar

    organisations, nationally or locally.

     

    Take action

     

  • Consider taking steps to meet the needs of staff who share relevant

    protected characteristics.

  • Identify if there are any actions we can take to avoid discrimination

    and harassment, advance equality of opportunity or foster good

    relations.

  • Make informed decisions about policies and practices which are

    based on evidence about the impact of our activities on equality.

  • Develop equality objectives to meet the specific duties.

  • Have due regard to the aims of the general equality duty by ensuring

    that staff have appropriate information for decision-making.

     

    We will work towards developing an equality profile of staff to help us to

    understand key equality issues in our workforce, including any evidence of

    pay gaps or ‘occupational segregation’ i.e. staff with certain protected

    characteristics being over-represented in particular roles, for example, women

    as cleaners, or at certain grades. In addition, we note that it is likely to be

    useful to collect and consider information, appropriately disaggregated, about:

     

  • recruitment and promotion

  • numbers of part-time and full-time staff

  • pay and remuneration

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    return to work of women on maternity leave

  • return to work of disabled employees following sick leave relating

  • to their disability

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    grievances (including about harassment)

  • disciplinary action (including for harassment

  • dismissals and other reasons for leaving.

     

    Publication of Equality Information

     

    We will collect and use enough workforce information to effectively meet the

    general equality duty. Where relevant and proportionate, we will publish on

    our website some information about the impact of our employment functions

    on people with the different protected characteristics in order to demonstrate equality in action here at St Philip’s Church of England Primary Academy.

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