Our School

Our Equality Duty

In the United Kingdom, schools have a legal obligation to fulfil the equality duty outlined in the Equality Act 2010. This duty requires schools to actively promote equality and eliminate discrimination, harassment, and victimization based on nine protected characteristics:

  1. Age
  2. Disability
  3. Gender reassignment
  4. Marriage and civil partnership
  5. Pregnancy and maternity
  6. Race
  7. Religion or belief
  8. Sex
  9. Sexual orientation


Red Lane take a number of key steps to fulfil their equality duty:

  1. Equality scheme – the scheme outlines the school's commitment to promoting equality and diversity. This policy includes clear objectives, procedures for addressing discrimination, and mechanisms for monitoring progress
  2. Training and awareness- school provide training for staff members on equality and diversity issues, including understanding the protected characteristics, recognising discrimination, and promoting inclusive practices in the classroom.
  3. Curriculum - the school curriculum reflects diverse perspectives, cultures, and histories. Materials and resources challenge stereotypes and promote understanding and respect for different identities.
  4. Inclusive teaching practices –staff use adaptive teaching strategies that accommodate diverse learning styles and abilities and create opportunities for all students to participate and succeed.
  5. Promote positive relationships – at Red Lane we, foster a positive and inclusive school culture where all pupils and staff feel respected, valued, and supported. We implement anti-bullying policies and promote positive relationships among pupils, staff, and the wider school community.
  6. Reasonable adjustments – at Red Lane we make reasonable adjustments to accommodate the needs of pupils and staff with disabilities or special educational needs. This may include providing assistive technology, additional support, or adaptations to the physical environment or work tasks.
  7. Accessibility – the schools has an accessibility plans to ensure that school facilities, activities, and information are accessible to all students, parents, and visitors. We aim to remove barriers to participation and provide alternative formats or communication methods as needed.
  8. Monitoring and evaluation – we regularly monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of equality initiatives and policies. Collect data on outcomes and experiences related to equality and diversity, and use this information to inform future planning and decision-making.
  9. Consultation and engagement - we aim to involve students, parents, staff, and other stakeholders in discussions about equality and diversity issues. Seek feedback and input from diverse perspectives to inform decision-making processes and promote a sense of ownership and inclusion.
  10. Reporting and accountability – we report via the equality scheme of our progress towards fulfilling the equality duty and meeting legal obligations. We publish information on equality objectives, actions taken, and outcomes achieved. This is reported on the website and shared with governors and trustees in order to hold the school leadership accountable for promoting equality and diversity.

You will find a copy of our equality scheme under the 'Policy' tab.