A racist incident is "any incident which is perceived to be racist by the victim or any other person", according to the Stephen Lawrence Inquiry report.
We will comply with the Equality Act 2010, and not unlawfully discriminate against pupils or prospective pupils on the grounds of race (or other protected characteristics).
In line with the public sector equality duty (PSED) we will:
- Eliminate discrimination and other conduct that is prohibited by the Act.
- Advance equality of opportunity between people who share a protected characteristic and people who do not share it.
- Foster good relations across all characteristics – between people who share a protected characteristic and people who do not share it.
- Comply with both specific education law on exclusions, and general law on discrimination, when suspending or permanently excluding pupils.
All racist incidents reported in our setting must be recorded.
Telford and Wrekin Council requires all schools and colleges to report racist incidents on an Individual and Annual Return, Racist Incident Reporting and Recording System (IRIS). The reporting of incidents should take place within 7 days of the incident being reported or as soon as reasonably practicable. The DSL will regularly review this data to identify emerging themes and inform preventative and responsive work around racist incidents.
We will manage racist incidents in line with our anti-bullying policy and behaviour policy.