equality and diversity

Equality and diversity

Northumberland East Sixth Form is determined to do everything they can to make sure that people are treated fairly and that everyone has access to the best education they can. We are committed to eliminating unfair and unlawful discrimination, harassment and victimisation and to advancing equality of opportunity and fostering good relations between different groups within the Sixth Form and the local community.


The Sixth Form encourages, celebrates and values the diversity of all our community. We actively promote the principle of equality for all. We aim to ensure that everyone within our community is treated fairly, with respect and dignity. We seek to eliminate any form of inequality, bullying or discrimination.


In October 2010, the new Equality Act introduced a Public Sector Duty, which requires the Sixth Form to have due regard to the need to:

  • Eliminate unlawful discrimination, harassment and victimisation.
  • Advance equality of opportunity between people who share a protected characteristic and those who do not.
  • Foster good relations between people who share a protected characteristic and those who do not.


There are nine protected characteristics under the Equality Act: age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation.


The Sixth Form is required to establish at least one equality objective to address any areas of inequality, or possible inequality, identified as part of our analysis. These are available for you to download or view below.