Maiden Erlegh Trust takes very seriously its responsibilities and duties under the Equality Action. Our motto of "schools for the community, schools as a community" as well as our vision and ethos illustrate our commitment to treat everyone fairly and respectfully, to embrace and celebrate difference and to support every student in our schools to meet their potential.
Maiden Erlegh Trust will fulfil its statutory Public Sector Equality Duty to consider needs of students and their families, employees, governors, visitors and contracted service providers in terms of:
- Eliminating unlawful discrimination*, harassment and victimisation and other conduct prohibited by The Act.
- Advancing equality of opportunity between people who share a protected characteristic and those who do not.
- Fostering good relations between people who share a protected characteric and those who do not.
Maiden Erlegh Trust has a named Trustee responsible for Equalities: Mr Mike Bellamy
Director of Safeguarding and Inclusion responsible for Equality strategy: Mrs Alison Walker
Each academy has a LAB Champion responsible for Equalities (see individual websites)
Maiden Erlegh Trust Equality Objectives
To design and deliver a curriculum which
(a) reduces, and where possible eliminates, any differences in performance.
(b)provides a range of experiences and opportunities aimed at reducing cultural capital differences between groups of students.
(c) promotes cultural understanding and mutual respect between those with different religions and beliefs.
To create a working and learning environment
(a) which promotes empathy for, and understanding of, the experience and needs of those with protected characteristics.
(b) where discrimination, harassment and prejudice are not tolerated, and action is effective to prevent and deal with them.
(c) where parents and carers feel welcome and are aided as far as possible in their support of their child's education, whatever their background.
The Trust Equality Policy is available here.
School Equality Objectives and Accessibility Plans are available on the individual schools' websites below;