Equality Objectives

Judgemeadow is committed to promoting equality and diversity, providing an inclusive, caring and supportive environment for all.

Judgemeadow Community College recognises that the public sector equality duty has three aims and they are to:

    • Eliminate unlawful discrimination, harassment and victimisation and other conduct under the Act
    • Advance equality of opportunity between people who share a protected characteristic and those who do not
    • Foster good relations between people who have a shared characteristic and those who do not

 

JMCC is committed to promoting equality and diversity, providing an inclusive, caring and supportive environment, which is committed to the promotion of genuine equal opportunities for all. We recognise that every member of the College is regarded as of equal worth and importance, irrespective of their faith, culture, class, race, gender, sexuality and/or disability. The Equal Opportunities, Equality and Diversity statement builds on the core values of the College:

    • Resilience
    • Reciprocity
    • Reflectiveness
    • Resourcefulness

Equality Objectives 2021-22

objective action date
Staff & governors more fully understand the Equality Duty and the college’s responsibility Staff training day including guest speakers, student speakers, group discussions, department pledges January 22
Governor meeting March 22
Increased understanding of the need for positive affirmation of LGBTQ+ staff and students

Staff training day

Governor meeting

January 22

March 22
Celebrating diversity events together

World Mental Health Day

Black History Month (student led)

International Human Rights Day

LGBTQ+ History Month

International Women’s Day

Autism Awareness Month

Eid

Pride Month

October21

October 21

December 21

February 22

March 22

April

May

June 22
Staff and students use appropriate
pronouns to support wellbeing

Staff training day

Staff bulletin info– provided by students

Trust Diversity newsletter

January 22

December 21

December 21

PDC including assemblies, Tutor Time.

Consistent use of behaviour policy to educate / sanction
Ongoing
Reducing sexist and LGBTQ+-phobic language
& encouraging students to be upstanding

PDC including assemblies, Tutor Time, posters

Consistent use of behaviour policy to educate / sanction
Ongoing
Diverse cultures are valued and understood

Global learning supports student understanding of the complex

backgrounds of refugees, Ukraine, Afghanistan

Ongoing
Closing the academic gaps for SEND, Pupil Premium, Looked After Children and other vulnerable groups See Development Plan Ongoing
Increasing the understanding of mental health PSHE including gatherings, Tutor Time Ongoing
Curriculum celebrates diversity and supports an understanding of equality issues Trust and college work to review Ongoing
Raised awareness and understanding for staff of barriers for colleagues who come from ethnic minority, LGBTQ+, disability or working class backgrounds - and the gifts which these characteristics bring to our college community

Diversity Research Group, sharing learning

 

Diversity newsletter

Staff training day

Ongoing

 

 

Termly

January 22
Staff with protected characteristics are supported to identify barriers to progression and enabled to overcome these Performance management focus on barriers (practical and perceived) to progression October 21 and ongoing

Equality Objectives outcomes 2020-21

objective action date
Increased awareness of mental health High priority within PSHE as students manage Covid restrictions Students are more supportive and understanding of those with mental health and manage their own mental health concerns more effectively
Students are more understanding of
diversity and value difference

Year 11 diversity week including talks by Shaun Dellenty & Jeffrey Boakye

PSHE including gatherings, Tutor Time

Increased understanding of selves and each other

LGBTQ+ diversity is celebrated

Installation of new corridor display

Explicit affirmation of LGBTQ+ characteristics supports student wellbeing

Celebrating diversity events together

World Mental Health Day

Black History Month

International Human Rights Day

LGBTQ+ History Month

Eid

Pride Month

Students’ understanding, compassion & affirmation increased

Students’ understanding of the complex
background of global events is enhanced

Gathering and Tutor Time relating to Palestine following

the attack on Al Aqsa Mosque

Staff and students have an increased understanding of the global situation, and the anxieties of their peers in relation to this.
College is visually represented as a community which includes and values diversity at all levels

Increased use of diverse visuals on school websites,

in recruitment materials, in school displays

Staff and students increasingly see themselves as included and valued. Staff are increasingly recognising the opportunity for progression to all levels in the organisation.

For further information, please see the Equalities Act 2010 and the Public Sector Equality Duty