Belper School and Sixth Form Centre is committed to equality. Everybody’s needs are different and we understand that we should not treat everyone the same, as this may cause a disadvantage to some. We therefore, treat them equally.
We do our best to ensure that everyone is treated respectfully and fairly. We aim to ensure an environment where nobody should receive less favourable treatment because of their disability, gender (including gender reassignment), colour, ethnicity, religious beliefs, age, or sexual orientation. When preparing policies or procedures we aim to consider the impact on our stakeholders with regard to the protected characteristics in the Equality Act 2010.
We aim to ensure that the whole school site is a safe and accessible environment for all.
We involve and consult with different groups within the school community to create a democratic process for decision-making. This is achieved through direct student consultation, the School Council, staff union JCC Committee, staff meetings, governor meetings, and parent/carer questionnaires.
We aim to have a school environment that is supportive of the diverse needs of our students and provides a rich, varied and stimulating learning experience which is free from bullying, victimisation and harassment. We have clear procedures for dealing with prejudice-related bullying and incidents and any reported incidents are monitored and reported on to the School Governors.
Regular assessment of students learning is carried out to track progress and ensure all groups of students are achieving the best possible results. We recognise that for some students extra support is needed to help them to achieve and be successful. We provide additional targeted and timely support for those students who require additional help, support or guidance. Our school performance is compared to national and Derbyshire Local Authority data to ensure that different groups of students make appropriate progress.
We aim to achieve our commitment to equality through reference to the Teachers’ Standards, the recruitment of appropriately qualified staff, adhering to our safer recruitment policy, and establishing a governing body which is representative of all sectors of our community.
You can view our Equality Plan by clicking here.