We recognise that the public sector equality duty has three aims and they are to:
Outwood Grange Academies Trust will annually review how well we achieve these aims with regard to the protected groups under the Equality Act (2010) (race, disability, gender, gender re-assignment, age, pregnancy and maternity, marital status, religion and belief and sexual orientation.)
We aim to provide the highest possible education for all of our students. The ethos of our academies clearly reflects our commitment to fully including and respecting all members of our academy communities.
We have set ourselves the following objectives for 2017/18 onwards:
The policy was first established in 2012 through consultation with a staff representative group. Since this date the Trust has entered into a Trade Union Recognition Agreement (2014), which is now used as the forum for employment policy consultation.
The Equality and Diversity Policy is subject to consultation with the recognised trade unions on behalf of their members as and when it is reviewed or updated. The policy requires a review every 3 years, this was completed in 2014 and 2017 with the next review planned for 2020 unless there are updates to legislation in advance of this that would require a review sooner.