How we address the three main elements of the public sector quality duty:
1) Eliminating discrimination and other conduct that is prohibited by the equality act 2010
- Our Behaviour Policy and Anti-bullying Policy are available in the policy section. Our Recruitment and Pay Policy are available upon request from the school reception. In these policies, the importance of avoiding discrimination and other prohibited conduct is expressly noted.
- Staff training on the Equalities Act 2010.
- Monitoring of equality Issues. Reading Girls’ School currently has mechanisms and procedures in place in order to identify and monitor equality issues relating to students and staff.
2) Advancing equality and opportunity between people who share a protected characteristic and people who do not share it
- We publish attainment data which shows how pupils with difference characteristics are performing.
- We have intervention classes to help girls catch up in science; boost English language skills of billingual children.
3) Fostering good relations across all characteristics between people who share a protected characteristic and people who do not share it
- Our PSHE curriculum and assemblies promote tolerance and friendship. Our RE curriculum shares an understanding of the range of religions and cultures. Other curriculum areas also promote aspects of tolerance and friendship such as: English, Geography, History and Drama.
- Assemblies dealing with relevant issues.