We are committed to promoting equal opportunities for all groups of students, staff and stakeholders. We are publishing our public sector duty to the Equality Act 2010, in order to demonstrate our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion. The concept of equality is embedded throughout all school practices and policies both implicitly and explicitly.
The school’s aim is to provide for all students, irrespective of ethnic origins or ability, enabling each one to fulfil their learning potential with education that meets their needs. students are valued for themselves and the school is a place where the dignity and capacity of each person is respected.
The school will promote the principles of fairness and justice; all members of the school community, students, parents/carers, visitors, governors and staff will be treated with equal respect and provided with opportunities to achieve.
The Public Sector Equality Duty (PSED) provides a framework to support our commitment to valuing diversity as well as addressing the statutory areas of:
A. Eliminating unlawful discrimination, harassment and victimisation.
B. Advancing equality of opportunity between different groups.
C. Fostering good relations between different groups.
The Public Sector Equality Duty also ensures that we continue to tackle issues of disadvantage and underachievement of different groups, since breaking down barriers to learning, and increasing life choices for all students, is a key part of our vision.
Hornsey School for Girls is an inclusive school.
In line with the Equality Act 2010, Ofsted Common Inspection Framework and DfE Safeguarding policies, we respect each other’s: age, disability, gender identity, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy, race and nationality, religion or belief and sexual orientation. Our school is working to ensure that our whole school environment is supportive to all within our community and any form of bullying of our students or staff will not be accepted in line with our Anti-Bullying policies and School values.