Equality Statement 2023/24
The Equality Act 2010 requires organisations to publish information that demonstrates they have considered the need to:
- Eliminate unlawful discrimination and other conduct that is prohibited by the Act
- Advance equality of opportunity between people who share a protected characteristic and people who do not (the protected characteristics are age; disability; gender reassignment; marriage and civil partnership; pregnancy and maternity; race; religion or belief; sex; and sexual orientation.
- Foster good relations between people who share a protected characteristic and people who do not share it.
Equality, Equity, Inclusion and Diversity are all very important to BDMAT. We ensure that we are mindful of equality, and compliant with the legislation in everything we do, including in how we interact with people and within all of our policies and procedures.
EEDI Forum (Equality, Equity, Diversity And Inclusion)
A focus on Equality Diversity and Inclusion are key to ensure all staff are valued and included in the workplace.
We have created an EEDI forum as a space for staff to discuss and develop best practice and ensure BDMATs values can be seen in action.
As a Disability Confident Committed Employer BDMAT are committed to:
- ensuring our recruitment process is inclusive and accessible
- communicating and promoting vacancies
- offering an interview to disabled people
- anticipating and providing reasonable adjustments as required
- supporting any existing employee who acquires a disability or long term health condition, enabling them to stay in work
- at least one activity that will make a difference for disabled people
- Ensuring equality of access for all pupils and preparing them for life in a diverse society
- Using materials that reflect the diversity of the school, population and local community without stereotyping
- Promoting attitudes and values that challenge any discriminatory behaviour or prejudice
- Providing opportunities for pupils to appreciate their own culture and celebrate the diversity of other cultures
- Seeking to involve all parents in supporting their child’s education
- Utilising teaching approaches appropriate for the whole school population which are inclusive and reflective of our pupils including use of external agencies where appropriate
- To work together with others to improve children’s educational and wellbeing outcomes, and notes the rights set out in the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child
- To promote positive attitudes to difference and good relationships between people with different backgrounds, genders, cultures, faiths, abilities and ethnic origins