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Equality Information and Objectives

At Fern House School, we create a culture of inclusion and diversity - celebrating the ways in which we are each different, while highlighting the many ways in which we are all the same.  

The Equality Act 2010 requires schools to publish specific and measurable equality objectives. Our equality objectives are based on our analysis of data and other evidence. They focus on those areas where we have agreed to take action to improve equality and tackle disadvantages.

We will regularly review the progress we are making to meet our equality objectives. Please see below a copy of our most recent objectives, which were set in January 2019, accompanied by the Enfield Learning Trust's Equality Information and Objectives Policy.

Fern House School is committed to the fair treatment of its staff, workers, potential staff/workers and users of its services regardless of race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origins, religion or belief, age, disability, gender, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, social, marital or civil status, pregnancy or maternity reasons, having responsibility for dependants, Trade Union involvement or any other grounds irrelevant to the role or service in question. Similarly, the school will not treat unfairly, or discriminate against anyone with a criminal record. Having a criminal record does not mean that an individual will automatically be prevented from obtaining employment or working in this school. 

The school has a 'Policy Statement on the Recruitment of Ex-Offenders' which is available on request. The school also adheres to the principles of the Disclosure and Barring Service Code of Practice. Applicants are made aware of the Code which can be located here.