Equality Information

Equality, Inclusion and the Promotion and Celebration of Diversity

The Changing Lives in Collaboration (CLIC) Cooperative Trust is committed to equality, inclusion and promoting and celebrating diversity in all aspects of our work.  We value the different contributions and experiences of all who make up our community.


Equalities Legislation

As a public body the CLIC Cooperative Trust complies with the Equality Act (2010), which protects individuals against direct and indirect discrimination, harassment and victimisation on the basis of nine protected charactersitics:

  • Age - not including under 18s
  • Disability
  • Gerder Reassignment - incluind peoprl who have proposed, started or compleed a process to change their sex but who are not under medical supervision
  • Marriage/Civil Partnership
  • Pregnancy and Maternity
  • Race
  • Religion or Belief
  • Sex
  • Sexual Orientation

The Equality Act (2010) consolidates and replaces all previous legislation such as the Race Relations Act, Disability Discrimination Act and Sex Discrimination Act.

The Public Sector Equality Duty places additional duties on public sector organisations such as Multi Academy Trusts. These duties include working proactively to eliminate discrimination on the basis of the nine protected characteristics.  The duties also require public bodies to have due regard to the need to:

  • Eliminate unlawful discrimination, harassment, victimisation and other prohibited conduct under the Equality Act (2010)
  • Advance equality of opportunity between people of different groups
  • Foster good relations between people from different groups.

What this means for CLIC Cooperative Trust?

The Trust is currently updating its Equality Objectives to support our compliance with the Public Sector Equality Duty.  Our Equality Objectives will help us focus attention on our priority equality issues in order to deliver improvement in the delivery of high quality education, policy making and employment.

Staff Benefits

Benefits such as leave entitlements; support for parents and carers: career development opportunities and flexible working provisions are open to all staff irrespective of age, disablity, gender, gender identity, marriage/civil parthership status, race, religion/belief or sexual orientation.

Our acadmies are committed to supporting and promotiing inclusion for pupils.  A key aim of the CLIC Cooperative Trust and each of its schools is to help all pupils, including those with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities to achieve their very best and become successful, well rounded individuals. 

Gender Pay Gap Reporting

The government introduced new legislation in 2017, that makes it a statutory requirement for organisations with 250 or more employees to report annually on their gender pay gap.  Please read our Gender Pay Gap Report.