Equality Objectives

Cornwall Education Learning Trust

Brannel School is part of Cornwall Education Trust (CELT), which is committed to providing high quality teaching and learning for every pupil. We recognise that by valuing and promoting equal opportunities in employment for all employees and job applicants, and avoiding unlawful discrimination in employment and delivery of services, we will be able to deliver first class education and value the differences workforce brings to CELT.

The CELT Equality and Diversity Policy can be found on the Policies page of the CELT website. Cornwall Education Learning Trust – Policies (celtrust.org) This policy applies to all CELT employees, and complies with the requirements of the Gender Reassignment Act 2004 and the Equality Act 2010. Under the general public sector equality duty of the Equality Act 2010, CELT must have due regard to, and be committed to:
– eliminating discrimination, harassment and victimisation;
– advancing equality of opportunity between people who share a protected characteristic and those who do not;
– setting diversity objectives;
– identifying a senior level champion for leading the diversity strategy;
– securing top-level ownership and sponsorship;
– developing and cascading a diversity vision statement; and
– fostering good relations between people who share a protected characteristic and those who do not.

The duty covers the protected characteristics of race, disability, sex, age, sexual orientation, religion or belief, pregnancy and maternity, gender reassignment, gender definition, intersex and non-binary. The first part of the duty – the duty to eliminate discrimination, harassment and victimisation – also applies to the protected characteristic of marriage and civil partnership.

CELT will also publish gender pay gap reporting in line with the regulations. The Gender Pay Gap report can be viewed here.

Brannel School: Single Equality Scheme

We are proud to be a fully inclusive school where everyone is welcome and encouraged to be the best they can be. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity for all our students, parents and staff. The relationships which exist between all members of our school community are a strength of our school, and we place a real focus on recognising our students as individuals. We take our responsibility to broaden the horizons of our children and young people seriously: we strive to overcome disadvantage and stand against all forms of discrimination on the grounds of age, disability, gender reassignment, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation.

Our vision is:

  • For every student to feel valued for who they are, so they can grow and flourish into confident, successful adults.
  • For every student to have no barriers to opportunity, achievement, success or enjoyment.
  • For all our families to feel valued and their diversity recognised and celebrated.
  • For our wider community to benefit from the work of the school, building on the values of community cohesion.

We are committed to:

  • Tackling discrimination.
  • Promoting equality of opportunity.
  • Celebrating diversity.
  • Contributing positively to community cohesion.

We aim to mainstream equality issues by:

  • Raising equality awareness with students and staff, ensuring tolerance and respect towards individuals who identify with any of the protected characteristics.
  • Embedding equality issues into key policies, service planning arrangements and performance management framework.
  • Ensuring that we promote role models  that young people positively identify with, who reflect and broaden the school’s diversity in terms of race, gender and other protected characteristics.
  • Engaging with stakeholders and local communities in delivering and monitoring the scheme.
  • Training staff involved in recruitment and selection on equal opportunities and non-discrimination.

Our Single Equality Scheme can be viewed from the School Policies page of this website. This sets out five objectives which focus on eliminating discrimination and harassment and promoting equality:

Objective 1 | To ensure that all student groups identified within the Single Equality Scheme have the same access, provision and opportunity as all other students, and are successful in all aspects of attainment and other outcomes.

Objective 2 | To ensure that Brannel School, in all aspects of its work, celebrates diversity and challenges discrimination and in doing so, has a positive impact on shaping the values of its community and contributes positively to all aspects of social cohesion.

Objective 3 | To work with specific students in order to challenge any views expressed or behaviour shown that challenge the Single Equality Scheme.

Objective 4 | To improve access to all areas of the school for students, staff and other stakeholders irrespective of disability.

Objective 5 | To ensure that the range and quality of learning opportunities is relevant and accessible to all students, taking account of their differing needs, and equips them with the skills for employment, further learning and wider social and community engagement.