Equalities

R.E.A.L. Independent school supports the Equality Act 2010

Equalities and access is at the heart of our ethos and runs through our school from the policies and documentation – right through to the day-to-day interactions between staff, students, families and communities.

More information about the Equalities Act 2010

The Equality Act 2010 states that meeting different needs involves taking steps to take account of disabled people’s disabilities. It describes fostering good relations as tackling prejudice and promoting understanding between people from different groups. It states that compliance with the duty may involve treating some people more favourably than others.

The equality duty covers the nine protected characteristics: age, disability, gender reassignment, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation. Public authorities also need to have due regard to the need to eliminate unlawful discrimination against someone because of their marriage or civil partnership status.

Some text in this article has been used and adapted from the Equalities and Human Rights commission website.

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