Equality at Coombe Dean School

Coombe Dean is committed to promoting equality for students, staff and others who use our services across the protected characteristics (age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion and belief, sex and sexual orientation) to meet the three aims of the Equality Duty outlined in the Equality Act 2010:

  • to eliminate unlawful discrimination, harassment and victimisation
  • to advance equality of opportunity between different groups
  • to foster good relations between different groups

Staff work with students to develop their understanding of the school’s definitions of acceptable and unacceptable behaviour, as outlined in its behaviour policy, which encompass these three aims. Students’ understanding of equality issues is promoted through age-­‐relevant learning activities delivered through lessons, applied learning opportunities and the tutorial programmes in all key stages. Incidents of unacceptable behaviour involving discrimination are dealt with according to the behaviour policy. Coombe Dean School has set itself the following equality objective: ‘To ensure variation between cohorts of students remains less than 10% in each academic year’