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Equality Objectives Statement

Barnwell Academy is committed to ensuring equality of provision throughout the school community. We welcome our duties under the Equality Act 2010. The school’s general duties, with regards to equality are:

  • Eliminating discrimination
  • Fostering good relationships
  • Advancing equality of opportunity

 

We will not discriminate against, harass or victimise any pupil, prospective pupil, or other member of the school community because of their:

  • Gender
  • Race
  • Disability
  • Religion or belief
  • Sexual orientation
  • Gender reassignment
  • Pregnancy or maternity

 

Barnwell Academy aims to promote pupils’ spiritual, moral, social, and cultural development, with special emphasis on promoting equality, diversity and eradicating prejudicial incidents for pupils and staff. Our school is committed to not only eliminating discrimination, but also increasing understanding and appreciation for diversity.

 

To achieve this specific objectives for 2017-2020 are as follows:

 

  • To promote spiritual, moral, social and cultural development through all appropriate curricular and extra-curricular opportunities. We aim to meet this objective with particular reference to issues of equality and diversity
  • To reduce prejudice and increase understanding of equality through direct teaching across the curriculum
  • To eradicate prejudice related to bullying in relation to the protected characteristics listed in the Equality Act 2010
  • To tackle prejudice and promote understanding in relation to people with disabilities
  • To narrow the pupil premium gap in Reading, Writing and Maths in all year groups
  • To ensure the school environment is accessible as possible to all pupils, staff and visitors