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Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

Sutton Coldfield Grammar School for Girls is committed to providing equal opportunity for all students and staff regardless of ethnic background, religion, gender or disability. In line with the Equality Act 2010, the school recognises the principle of protected characteristics and that it is against the law to discriminate against someone because of:

  • Age
  • Disability
  • Gender reassignment
  • Marriage and civil partnership
  • Pregnancy and maternity
  • Race
  • Religion or belief
  • Sex
  • Sexual orientation

Our objectives

Our Equality Objectives reflect the school’s priorities and draw upon available data and other evidence. Careful analysis of this is undertaken in order to ensure that we are working to achieve improved outcomes for different groups.

Our Equality Objectives are:

  1. To use performance data to monitor student achievement and respond to variations between groups of learners who share a protected characteristic and those who do not share it.
  2. To improve accessibility to the school site by ensuring that any new building works ensures full access for any disability. We will also continue to make other adjustments on a case-by-case basis, in order to meet the needs of individual students.
  3. To collect voluntary data and monitor our work force so that we have a clear picture of any equality issues affecting our workforce and so that we may endeavour to ensure that the body of staff is more reflective of the local community.

Students take a lead in many areas of EDI. Our Respect Team organise half-termly assemblies focusing on EDI areas, such as Black History Month and LGBT+ History Month, where they raise awareness and understanding about such matters. They also work with the staff EDI group to ensure the staff and student body build a strong relationship to celebrate EDI, and tackle EDI issues within the school community. As a school community, we recognise and celebrate a range of religious and cultural dates, and key dates in the EDI calendar, such as Disability History Month, and Pride Month.

This year, we will also celebrate areas of EDI during Diversity week in April, during which we celebrate the many cultures represented within our school community on our Culture Day. Other themed days and weeks such as Wellbeing Week and our Literacy Festival also develop our ability of celebrating EDI within the school community. We will aim to continue to provide a school environment that welcomes, respects and protects each other.