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Equality and Diversity Statement January 2024 - 2025

Clarity Independent School is committed to encouraging equality, diversity and inclusion among all our stakeholders, and eliminating unlawful discrimination.

The aim is for our stakeholders to be truly representative of all sections of society and our service users, and for each employee to feel respected and able to give their best.

The organisation – in providing services and facilities – is also committed against unlawful discrimination of service users or the public.


Our school aims to meet its obligations under the Public Sector Equality Duty (PSED) 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 
This means, that in practice, we will:
  • Demonstrate awareness of our duties under the Equality Act 2010 by assessing the impact any decision or action will have on people with protected characteristics
  • Consider any equality implications when developing and approving policies and reviewing them regularly with equality in mind
  • Carry out these analyses seriously, rigorously and with an open mind. It must be more than a box-ticking exercise.
  • Doing this ourselves, as a school, so that equality practises become embedded in everything we do.

Our Equality Objectives for January 2024 - 2025 are:

Widen the range of recruitment advertisement to attract a more diverse applicant base and increase diversity amongst the staff team.

Continue to have in place a reasonable adjustment agreement for all staff with disabilities, or in any need of any specialised equipment, to continue to meet their needs well and make sure that any disadvantages they experience are addressed early.

By January 2025, all of our staff will feel confident in responding effectively and early, to prejudice-related bullying, as shown in the annual staff survey and termly SWOT analysis.

By January 2025, all of our staff will feel confident in responding effectively and early to phrases used by pupils (often due to echolalia and associated with the social communication difficulties of their autism e.g. repetitive / derogatory / depreciating phrases) but which could be judged as derogatory, discriminatory or dangerous by visitors coming to the school from outside, who do not know the child and their needs.
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