Equalities Information

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Orchardside School is an equal opportunities employer and is robust in promoting a positive working and leaning environment that is free from discrimination.

Our Aims are:

  • To adhere to current legislation.
  • To treat those who are working, learning, and governing our school community equally and fairly without discrimination.
  • To ensure Orchardside is a workplace free from discrimination, harassment and from of victimisation and bullying.  We are committed to sustaining a vibrant and diverse workforce.  We welcome our general duty under the Equality Act 2010 and pay the highest regard to eliminating any discriminatory behaviours: advance the quality of equal opportunities; and ensure positive relations.

Orchardside School promotes equality in respect of:

  • Age
  • Gender (including gender reassignment)
  • Disability
  • Race (including nationality, ethnic or national origin)
  • Pregnancy & Maternity
  • Sexual Orientation
  • Marital Status (including civil partnerships)
  • Domestic circumstances
  • Religion or belief
  • Trade Union membership
  • Carer responsibilities

Any breaches of our commitment should be reported to the Headteacher who will undertake a full investigation or delegate this to another senior member of staff.

Orchardside is committed to promoting equal opportunities regardless of age, gender, disability, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.

If you are disabled or become disabled, we would ask that you inform us of your condition so that we can make reasonable adjustments to support you as part of our duty of care towards our employees.

Our policy and (Public Sector Equality Duty) statement demonstrates our approach to equal opportunities for all.  It applies to all areas of our work including pay and conditions, training, recruitment, appraisal, promotion, conduct at work, disciplinary and grievance procedures, and termination of employment. 

The Headteacher and Business Manager are responsible for this policy and any necessary equal opportunities traning.

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