Key Information

Public sector equality duty

Equality duty

As a public sector institution we comply with the equality duty set out in s149 of the Equality Act 2010 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.

Equality objectives (reviewed 7/12/22 - next review due 7/12/25)

  1. Promotion of cultural understanding, awareness and respect of different religious beliefs between different ethnic groups within our school community.

  2. Monitor and promote the involvement of all groups of students in the extra-curricular life of the school, including leadership opportunities, especially students with special educational needs and disabilities.

  3. Continue to develop and enhance the inclusivity of the school through targeting students for the Key, Ewood and other bespoke strategies.

  4. Actively close gaps in attainment and achievement between students and all groups of students; especially students eligible for free-school meals, students with special educational needs and disabilities, looked after children and students from minority ethnic groups.

  5. Endeavour to ensure that the staff body and representation of staff in leadership roles is reflective of the local community.

  6. Eradicate the incidence of the use of homophobic, sexist and racist language by students in the school.

Equality in the curriculum

Our vision as a school is to enable individuals to unlock their unique potential. At the heart of this is a respect for the fundamental concept of equality. Todmorden High School’s curriculum is underpinned not only by compliance to our statutory obligations under the Equality Act 2010 but an active celebration of diversity and difference within our school community. Our broad and balanced curriculum is available to, and accessed by, all learners. At key stage 4, when students select their examination subjects all students are able to choose from the full range of subjects, this is in line with the The Special Educational Needs and Disability Regulations 2014 and supports all our learners.

You can view our full Equality Policy and Objectives on our policy page here.