Equality and Community Cohesion

At ACE we have a strong commitment to fairness and equality in everything that we do.

  1. We try to ensure that everyone is treated fairly and with respect
  2. We work hard to make sure that the school is a safe and secure environment for everyone
  3. We recognise that people have different needs and we understand that treating people equally does not always involve treating them all the same
  4. We recognise that for some pupils extra support is needed to help them achieve and be successful
  5. We try to make sure that people from different groups are consulted and involved in our decisions e.g. talking to pupils and parents/carers
  6. We aim to make sure that no-one experiences harassment, less favourable treatment or discrimination because of their “protected characteristics”:
  • age
  • any disability they may have
  • ethnicity, colour or national origin
  • gender
  • gender identity or reassignment
  • marital or civil partnership status
  • being pregnant or recently having had a baby
  • religion or beliefs
  • sexual identity or persuasion

We welcome our general duty under the Equality Act 2010 to have due regard to the need to:

  • eliminate discrimination
  • advance equality of opportunity
  • foster good relations

We also welcome our specific duties to:

  • publish information about our school population
  • explain how we have due regard for equality
  • publish equality objectives which show how we plan to tackle particular inequalities or disadvantages

Meeting our duties to promote community cohesion and the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development (SMSC) of pupils, supports how we meet the needs of different groups of pupils and how we foster good relations.

We welcome the emphasis in the OFSTED inspection framework on the importance of narrowing the gaps in achievement which affect, amongst others:

  • Pupils from certain ethnic and cultural backgrounds
  • Pupils who are supported by the pupil premium
  • Pupils who are disabled
  • Pupils who have special educational needs
  • Boys in certain subjects and girls in certain other subjects

For more information about our work on equalities at ACE please contact:

Name: Mr. Chris Day (Member of staff with responsibility for equality issues)

Tel: (01582) 748800 Email: avenues.centre.head@luton.gov.uk

Name: Mr. Craig Smith (Member of Management Committee with responsibility for equality issues)

Tel: (01582) 548255 Email: craig.smith@luton.gov.uk - 07785293839

To download the full document please click here : Equality Information & Objectives