AET Equalities Objectives

  • To close the gap between boys and girls in English, Mathematics and Science at all key stages.

  • To close the gap in performance of all pupils with special educational needs or disabilities.

  • To promote cultural development and understanding through a rich range of experiences both in and beyond the curriculum.

  • To prevent and respond to all hate incidents and prejudice-based bullying.

Equalities Responsibilities

  • Headteacher, SEND Lead and Chair of Governors

Equalities Training

  • Senior leaders have attended national training on the Equalities Act 2010.

  • All staff has received in school training regarding the Equalities Act 2010.

  • All policies and practices are reviewed regularly to ensure full commitment to equal opportunities.

  • The Academy continues to do all it can to ensure that all members of the school community are treated fairly and with equality.

Curriculum Equality

  • Focused attention is paid to the needs of specific groups of pupils, e.g. those who are learning English as an additional language, and there is extra or special provision for certain groups, as appropriate.

  • There is coverage in the curriculum of equalities issues, particularly with regard to tackling prejudice and promoting community cohesion and mutual understanding.

  • There are activities across the curriculum that promote pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.

  • In curriculum materials in all subjects there are positive images of disabled people, women and men in non-stereotypical gender roles and of people from a wide range of ethnic, religious and cultural backgrounds.

Community Equality

At Barton Hill Academy we work closely with the local community. Data is collected from Stake Holders to ensure we are aware of the disability and cultural needs.

We are also working closely with other community groups including health to work on improving opportunities for our families raising aspirations. This includes workshops within school focusing on health and employment.

Exchange and cultural equality

  • International Links - please visit this part of the website for more information on cultural links

Initiatives Equality

  • Initiatives to deal with tensions between different groups

  • Pupils are provided with opportunities to educate them regarding diversity and discrimination.

  • Pupil voice is a priority for the school, this allows the children to share any concerns and worries.

  • Any incidents of prejudice or discrimination are taken seriously by all staff.

Equality information

  • In addition to whole school half termly tracking our SEND lead will also track groups of pupils individually.

  • Currently all individual groups of children including those with SEN and disabilities, LAC and Pupil Premium are performing in line with their peers.

  • When an individual shows slower progress immediate diagnostic assessment is completed to address any barrier to learning and immediate action is taken to support.

You can read more about AET's specific and overarching equality objectives HERE