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Equalities and Additional Information


The Hawkswood Group is an equal opportunities employer and is robust in promoting an environment that is free from discrimination. We aim to:

  • -treat those who are learning, working and governing in our school community fairly without discrimination,
  • -adhere to current equalities legislation,
  • -provide a working environment free from discrimination, harassment and any form of bullying and victimisation.The Hawkswood family is committed to sustaining a culturally rich and vibrant diverse workforce and embraces staff contributions. We welcome our general duty under the Equality Act 2010 to have due regard to the need to eliminate discrimination; to advance equality of opportunity; and to ensure good relations. The Hawkswood Group promotes equality in respect of:



Pregnancy and maternity;

Sexual orientation;

Race (including nationality; ethnic or national origin);

Gender (including gender reassignment);

Marital Status including civil partnership;

Domestic circumstances;

Carer responsibilities;

Religion or belief;

Trade union membership.


Any breaches of this commitment should be reported to the Associate Headteacher at the provision and CEO Catherine Davies who will undertake a full investigation or delegate this to another designated member of staff. 

The Hawkswood Group is committed to promoting equal opportunities in employment. You and any job applicants will receive equal treatment regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation. If you are disabled or become disabled, we encourage you to tell us about your condition so that we can consider what reasonable adjustments or support may be appropriate as part of our duty of care towards employees.

This policy below sets out our approach to equal opportunities and the avoidance of discrimination at work. It applies to all aspects of employment with us, including recruitment, pay and conditions, training, appraisals, promotion, conduct at work, disciplinary and grievance procedures, and termination of employment. The Business Manager is responsible for this policy and any necessary training on equal opportunities. This policy does not form part of any employee’s contract of employment and we may amend it at any time.