At QEHC, we are passionate about ensuring that every child is given every opportunity to reach his or her full potential, both academically and socially. With this in mind, we are fully committed to the Equality Duty that ensures that all public bodies play their part in making society fairer by tackling discrimination and providing equality of opportunity for all.
The Equality Duty covers the following protected characteristics:
- Gender reassignment
- Pregnancy and maternity
- Race – this include ethnic or national origins, colour or nationality
- Religion or belief – this includes lack of belief
- Sex (also frequently referred to as gender)
- Sexual orientation
Although the Equality Duty also identifies age and marital status as protected characteristics, they do not apply to the provision of services for children and young people.
As an organisation, we analyse a vast amount of data in order to ensure that no student is disadvantaged because of a protected characteristic.
In this area of our website you will find information about the performance of our largest groups of students who fall within those considered under The Equality Duty:
- Gender (girls and boys) … click to view data
- Students in receipt of free school meals (FSM) … click to view data
- Students who have additional educational needs (SEN) … click to view data
However, if you would like information about the academic performace of other potentially vulnerable groups please contact Mrs Bonnie Griffiths, Deputy Head, and she will be happy to provide it for you.
An audit entitled ‘Excellence and Equity’ was undertaken by the school in April. Please contact us if you would like to see the results of this audit. This will be reviewed twice each academic year.
Our nominated Governor for this aspect of school life is Mrs Ann Smith, Chairperson of Students and Curriculum Sub-Committee. If you wish to contact her about any aspect of equality, please do so via our school reception.