Definition of the policy
At the North Essex Multi-Academy Trust (NEMAT), measures are taken to create an inclusive culture to ensure equal educational opportunities for all our students and staff at all times. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation (protected characteristics) in admission or employment and in access to our educational and professional programmes and activities. We take positive action to provide equal opportunity to all students and staff and others using school facilities.
- We welcome our duties under the Equality Act 2010 to eliminate discrimination, advance equality of opportunity and foster good relations among all members of the school community and particularly with respect to protected characteristics.
- We welcome our duty under the Education and Inspections Act 2006 to promote community cohesion.
- We recognise these duties are essential for achieving the five outcomes of the Every Child Matters framework, and that they reflect international human rights standards as expressed in the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, the UN Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities, and the Human Rights Act 1998.
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