Keswick School MAT is committed to giving all pupils within the MAT (Including the Lairthwaite Boarding House) every opportunity to achieve the highest of standards.  Within this ethos of achievement, we do not tolerate bullying, harassment and victimisation of any kind. We actively tackle racial discrimination, sexual harassment and discrimination, age discrimination, discrimination on the grounds of religion and belief, discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation, gender and gender reassignment, discrimination against those with a disability and promote equal opportunities and good relations between and amongst all.

To meet the requirements of the Public Sector Equality Duty, Keswick School MAT considers how policies, practices and activities impact on students and staff. The MAT has a due regard to:

  • Eliminate unlawful discrimination, harassment and victimisation
  • Advance equality of opportunity
  • Foster good relations

Keswick School MAT aims to

  • Develop a culture of inclusion and diversity;
  • Encourage all members of the school community to feel proud of their identity and participate fully in school life;
  • Ensure equality, diversity and inclusion permeates the work of our school, by creating policy and practice to deliver service and employment, and functions such as setting budgets and making appointments;
  • Support students, raise standards and ensure inclusivity effectively by monitoring students by race, gender and disability. We will use this data to tackle discrimination, promote of equality and respect for all and challenge bullying and stereotypes;
  • Instil the belief that diversity is a strength to be respected and celebrated by all members of our community.

The policy sets out how students with the following protected characteristics will be protected in Keswick School MAT from harassment and discrimination:

  • Disability
  • Gender
  • Race
  • Religion and belief
  • Sexual orientation
  • Gender reassignment
  • Pregnancy and maternity

The Policy covers all aspects of vulnerability, including those with Special Educational Needs including Autistic Spectrum Condition (ASC), those associated with socio-economic factors (e.g. students from low income families), Children Looked After and those with Child Protection plans.

Keswick School MAT recognises the importance of positive role models and distribution of responsibility among staff and recognises the importance of pupil access to a balance of male and female staff at all key stages. It is our policy to provide staff with training and development, which will increase awareness of the needs of different groups of pupils in the various dimensions of equality of opportunity.

Equality Objectives

  • Monitor and analyse pupil achievement by race, gender, disability and other protected characteristics and act on any trends or patterns in the data that require additional support for pupils
  • Ensure that displays in classrooms and corridors promote diversity in terms of race, gender and ethnicity
  • Ensure all pupils are given the opportunity to make a positive contribution to the life of the school
  • Ensure to secure and retain an effective, efficient and representative workforce


Equality Policy

Equality Objectives and Action Plan

Accessibility Plan

Public Sector Equality Duty Staff

Public Sector Equlaity Duty Pupils


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017687 72605