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Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

King Edward VI College is committed to creating and promoting an inclusive learning community in which diversity is celebrated, where inequality and stereotypes are challenged and where all people are treated with dignity and respect.

This involves the conscious efforts of all members of the college community: staff, students, and governors. Advancing equality of opportunity is at the core of the college mission statement and its ethos permeates the college values. We are committed to providing equality of opportunity so that everyone can achieve their full potential.

Compliance with the Equality Act 2010 is an integral part of this approach. The college actively promotes and celebrates the cultural diversity of the college community and recognises that participation in a diverse learning community provides opportunities for the personal development of all individuals.

The college seeks to promote this value by ensuring that everyone is:

  • treated with dignity and respect
  • treated fairly
  • supported to achieve their full potential

Equality Objectives 2020-2023

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Policy

Transgender guidelines

Equality wheel, defining protected characteristics

Equality information profile of staff – statistics

Equality information profile of students – statistics

 

Committed to equality and diversity
Committed to equality and diversity

 

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

The Student Equality Action Group (SEAG) plays a prominent role in celebrating the rich diversity of the college community.  Weekly discussions on current equality issues and a series of events celebrating diversity take place over the college year. These help to make King Edward’s an outstandingly safe and tolerant environment in which students of all backgrounds, interests and preferences.

Equality Objectives 2020-2023

In April 2011, a new public sector equality duty, known as the general duty, came into force. This replaced the previous separate duties to promote race, disability and gender equality. This duty requires the college, in the exercise of its functions, to have due regard of the need to fulfil the three aims of the duty:

  1. Eliminate unlawful discrimination, harassment and victimisation
  2. Advance equality of opportunity between people who share a protected characteristic and those who do not
  3. Foster good relations between people who share a protected characteristic and those who do not

The general duty is underpinned by two specific duties: (1) to publish equality information annually and (2) to publish equality objectives initially by 6th April 2012 and then every four years.

Our equality objectives have been developed with the intention of ensuring that we proactively further the three aims of the Equality Act and that we continue to develop and promote the college values described in our position statement. These objectives are monitored regularly by the senior leadership team and are updated accordingly. Progress towards achieving the objectives is reported to governors.

99.9%

Overall pass rate for A levels in 2020

85.8%

A*-C pass rate

19

Average class size