Mounts Bay Academy welcomes our duties under the Equality Act 2010.
The general duties are to:
• eliminate unlawful discrimination, harassment and victimisation
• advance equality of opportunity
• foster good relations
We understand and support the principle of the Act and the work needed to ensure that those with protected characteristics are not discriminated against and are given equality of opportunity. A protected characteristic under the Act covers the groups listed below:
• age (for adults)
• gender reassignment
• maternity and pregnancy
• religion or belief,
• sexual orientation
• marriage and Civil Partnership (for employees)
Mounts Bay Academy prides itself on including all of its stakeholders, such as students, parents, staff and governors, within the life of the Academy and treating them with respect and fairness. We ensure that all students receive the best opportunities to achieve their potential in every area of school life. We are committed to and fully endorse the Every Child Matters agenda, which has helped inform Academy life. The Academy will work with every child and family who is a part of our community, irrelevant of background, gender, religion, ethnic group or special need, including physical, emotional and / or behavioural. We ensure that each student receives the most appropriate education. We also work with other agencies, including other schools, to deliver the best support for all. Mounts Bay Academy challenges all occurrences of unfair treatment of students and / or staff. We actively promote positive inclusion practices, including treating each other with fairness and respect at all times.