Accessibility and Equality Plan

The Link School is committed to pursuing non-discriminatory policies and practices providing an environment in which there is equality of opportunity for members of its community.  The Link School recognises its role in creating a climate which supports equality, diversity and opportunity and is opposed to any form of discrimination, bullying or harassment. This policy has been developed with due regard to the Equality Act 2010 (appendix 1).


The Link School takes positive action, both as an employer and as a provider of education and training, promoting equality of opportunity to all its learners and staff in respect of:

  • Access to and participation in education and training.
  • The curriculum.
  • The School Environment
  • Engagement with the community.
  • Resources.
  • Support Systems.
  • Staff recruitment and promotion.
  • Staff training and development.
  • Promoting and fostering a climate of high self-esteem, respect for others and commitment to maximise personal potential.


The Link School will promote equality and diversity in its activities and strategies in a variety of ways:

  • Communication to ensure awareness of this policy among



-Potential staff and learners


-Other stakeholders

-The public

  • Opportunities for staff, learners, external stakeholders and others working in partnership with the school to influence the policy and implementation.
  • Staff induction and development opportunities to promote ownership and awareness and enhance or embed good practice.


This policy will be reviewed annually, and new objectives set at least every 3 years

Objective 1: To analyse recruitment data and trends with regard to race, gender and disability, and annually report on this to Personnel Committee.

Objective 2: Enhance the current provision for the development and acquisition skills that produces responsible citizens who have increased their cultural capital in preparation for adult life.

Objective 3: Promote inclusivity through raising the profile of mental health awareness across the school and with a thorough understanding of how trauma-based practice can improve resilience

To read the full Accessibility and Equality Action Plan 2018 – 2021 please click on the PDF link below:

   Accessibility and Equality Action Plan  – PDF


To download our full Inclusion Quality Mark report please click on the PDF link below:

   Inclusion Quality Mark  – PDF




Link School Springwell Dene
Swindon Road, Springwell, Sunderland, Tyne & Wear  SR3 4EE

Tel: 0191 561 5777

Link School Pallion
Waverley Terrace, Sunderland, Tyne & Wear SR4 6TA

Tel: 0191 561 4777