Our Commitment to Equality
Equality and inclusion are at the heart of Oasis. We have a passion to include everyone and a deep desire to treat everyone equally. We accept others for who they are and respect differences.
Our aim is to provide an excellent education for all our students. Our way of doing this is to work hard to improve students’ attainment and the standards of teaching and learning continually. At the same time, we also aim to meet the needs of the whole person and the whole community because we understand that the whole of life is education and that everyone who is part of a student’s life affects that student’s understanding of life and, therefore, his or her education. In this sense, every person matters.
Our Commitment to the Equality Act 2010
The Equality Act 2010 gathers together various different pieces of equality legislation which have been developed over a number of recent years. It sets out some key equality provisions for the delivery of education and a requirement for public bodies to eliminate discrimination, advance equality of opportunity and foster good relationships between different groups. Against the background of the UK's increasingly diverse communities, Oasis recognises that this Act plays a major role in recognising the UK's historic commitment to tolerance.
The Equality Act 2010 is, therefore, an important and significant piece of legislation for Oasis because its key provisions underpin the aim of Oasis itself: an equal and inclusive society in which difference is understood and respected. This Academy is committed to meeting its obligations within the law and being a good expression of Oasis' own commitment to equality.
Oasis Academy Temple welcomes and embraces our duties under the Equality Act 2010. Our legal duty includes eliminating discrimination, fostering good relations and advancing the equality of opportunity. We understand that part of our legal duty is to ensure that those with protected characteristics are not discriminated against and are given equality of opportunity.
Protected Characteristics may include:
* Age (for employees)
* Sex (including issues of transgender), gender reassignment
* Maternity and pregnancy
* Religion or belief
* Sexual orientation
* Marriage and Civil Partnership (for employees)
Oasis Academy Temple is required to demonstrate how we are meeting our legal duties. We demonstrate this by publishing equality information, preparing, and publishing equality objectives. In order to do this, we will collect data based on the protected characteristics mentioned above; this will inform our equality objectives.
Data collected will come from the following mediums:
* Prejudice related incidents
“All different, all equal”
Oasis Academy Temple is against all forms of prejudice. We acknowledge that children and young people who are faced with prejudices are less likely to achieve their potential and strive within education. We provide staff and children with appropriate knowledge of prejudice and the impact it can have in order to prevent incidents from arising. If an incident does occur, we address it immediately following the correct procedures.
"Good relationships between pupils and all adults are a key feature of all lessons, and pupils are very enthusiastic about learning."