The Equality Act 2010 was introduced to ensure protection from discrimination, harassment and victimisation on the grounds of specific characteristics (referred to as protected characteristics). For schools, this means that it is unlawful to discriminate against ‘protected characteristics’ identified as gender; race; age; disability; religion or belief; gender reassignment; sexual orientation; pregnancy or maternity.

Under the Act, the school is expected to comply with the Public Sector Equality Duty (PSED). This requires us to:

  • Eliminate unlawful discrimination, harassment and victimisation
  • Advance equality of opportunity between different groups
  • Foster good relations between different groups

As a public organisation, we are required to:

  • Have due regard to the PSED when making decisions, taking action or developing policy and practice.
  • Publish information to show compliance with the Equality Duty. This is done via our Equal Opportunities Policy.
  • Publish Equality Objectives which are specific and measurable.

Our Equality and Diversity Policy is in line with national guidance and contains information about how the school complies with the Public Sector Equality Duty, click here to view this. We also give guidance to staff and the wider school community on our approach to promoting equality.

As well as providing you with the above information, we would like the topic of equality to be a two way conversation. We are keen to involve parents, pupils, staff and members of the local community in the decisions we take to promote equality and eliminate discrimination. Please email if you have any concerns, questions or suggestions.

Click here to view the Talentum Learning Trust Equality and Diversity Policy.

Leek High’s Equality Objectives are as follows:
1. Ensure that all Medium-term Learning Journeys (MLJs) are both supporting and challenging for ALL SEND learners. As a result, SEND pupils make accelerated rates of progress in ALL areas of the curriculum.
2. Needs are considered and support given to assist SEND students with any required access arrangements. As a result, SEND students are able to perform and attain more successfully.
3. Ensure that pupils who are disadvantaged make accelerated rates of progress in reading. As a result, disadvantaged pupils are able to access all areas of the school curriculum with greater success leading to greater amounts of engagement and motivation to succeed further.