King Edward VI Academy is committed to equality of opportunity and access and regards all students as having equal worth and importance, for all, regardless of:
- Religion or belief
- Sexual orientation
- Gender reassignment
- Pregnancy and maternity together, this is known as the “protected characteristics”.
Inclusion, equality and access of opportunity underpin our academy. We believe that the active promotion of diversity within the overarching equality of opportunity enriches the lives and experiences of all students at the school.
We recognise that the public sector equality duty has three aims. These aims are to:
- Eliminate unlawful discrimination, harassment and victimisation and other conduct not conducive with the Equality Act.
- Advance equality of opportunity between people who share a protected characteristic and those who do not.
- Foster good relations between people who have a shared characteristic and those who do not.
The David Ross Education Trust will annually review how well we achieve these aims with regard to the protected groups under the Equality Act (2010) (race, disability, gender, gender re-assignment, age, pregnancy and maternity, marital status, religion and belief and sexual orientation).
We aim to provide the highest possible education for all of our students. The ethos of our academies clearly reflects our commitment to fully including and respecting all members of our academy communities.
Trust objectives for 2022 onwards:
Objective 1: There will be equality of opportunity for all pupils within academies and for all our staff across the trust, regardless of protected characteristics.
Objective 2: The Trust will provide an inclusive, professional and secure environment for all.
Further detail is contained in our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Policy.
Academy Equality Objectives
Trust objectives plus ....
- To narrow the progress and attainment gap, primarily in English and mathematics for socially deprived students, identified as those in receipt of the Pupil Premium so that there is no statistical variation.
- To narrow the progress and attainment gaps made by students identified as having significant barriers to learning including SEND, PP, CIC and EAL as a result any gap is in line with the national average
- To improve attendance and persistent absence rates for all significant groups of students identified as having significant barriers to learning including, SEND, PP, CIC and EAL and as a result, any gap is in line with the national average.
- To provide equality of opportunity through advice and guidance and the teaching and learning experience within the curriculum.
- Advance equality of opportunity between people who share a protected characteristic and those who do not by ensuring that all members of the school community are aware of the protected characteristics listed in the Equality Act.
There are a number of experienced professionals working to support students at King Eward VI Academy.
Should you wish to contact any professional about the support available to your child please telephone 01790 753260 or email email@example.com