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Objective 1: Undertake an analysis of recruitment data and trends with regard to race, gender and disability by July, and report on this to the Staffing and Finance sub-committee of the governing board.
Why we have chosen this objective: Given the nature of the school’s context we look to ensure that the staff diversity reflects the diversity within the wider community.
To achieve this objective we plan to: Ensure that recruitment policies are followed and information on changes to the staffing team are reported termly through the Headteachers’ Report to Governors.
Objective 2: Have in place a reasonable adjustment agreement for all staff with disabilities by July, to meet their needs better and ensure that any disadvantages they experience are addressed.
Why we have chosen this objective: Individual needs and circumstances are considered and addressed in line with equality.
To achieve this objective we plan to: Meet with staff following any absence or illness to ensure that reasonable adjustments are in place to support their transition back to work following an absence.
Objective 3: Train all members of staff and governors involved in recruitment and selection on equal opportunities and non-discrimination by the beginning of the next academic year.
Why we have chosen this objective: To ensure that all staff involved in recruitment are aware of current legal practices.
To achieve this objective we plan to: Seek training opportunities for staff (online).
Objective 4: Include the 'Two Ticks' positive about people with disabilities symbol on all job adverts, application forms and information, to help address the under-representation of people with disabilities in the school workforce.
This objective is already achieved with our recruitment processes in school.