Equality of Opportunity Policy
For Male and Female Staff and Students
Educ. Act – ’98:9(e) &Equal Status Act 2000
- The Equal Status Act 2000 precludes discrimination on grounds of gender in the provision of services (including education).
- It is the policy of Swords Educate Together National School to give boys and girls equal opportunities in curricular areas.
- The Employment Equality Act, 1997 precludes discrimination on grounds of gender in the employment of staff. Nothing will appear in an advertisement which will indicate a preference for one gender over the other. Neither will any questions be asked at interview which could be interpreted as discriminating on grounds of gender.
- The school’s policy in this regard is enshrined in the statement that, “This school is an Equal Opportunities Employer.”