Oak Wood School

Equality Objectives

Oak Wood School Equality Objectives

Our school aims to meet its obligations under the public sector equality duty by having due regard to the need to:

  • Eliminate discrimination and other conduct that is prohibited by the Equality Act 2010
  • Advance equality of opportunity between people who share a protected characteristic and people who do not share it
  • Foster good relations across all characteristics – between people who share a protected characteristic and people who do not share it


To promote cultural awareness and understanding of different communities in our school community

This will be achieved by:

  • Encouraging student groups for different communities and representation in school council
  • Ensuring different communities are represented in marketing and around the school in displays
  • Celebrating cultural events throughout the year through assemblies


To promote the involvement of all groups of students in the extra-curricular life of the school.

This will be achieved by:

  • Carry out registration of students attending after school clubs, school council, other extra-curricular activities to analyse what groups are attending.
  • Carry out survey of parents and students to identify barriers


To close gaps in attainment and achievement between students and all groups of students; especially white British students, students eligible for free-school meals and students with special educational needs and disabilities.

This will be achieved by:

  • Analysis assessment data to include these groups at all times


To endeavour to ensure that the staff body is reflective of the local community.

This will be achieved by:

  • Undertake an analysis of recruitment data and trends with regard to race, gender and disability and report on this to the governing body.


To reduce the incidence of the use of homophobic, sexist and racist language by students in the school.

This will be achieved by:

  • Training for staff on their legal duties and strategies for tackling bullying in all forms
  • Review recording of prejudicial language and bullying to identify and intervene earlier
  • Assemblies and PSHE focused on issue of discrimination