Sybil Andrews Academy stands against all forms of discrimination against any individual in relation to the protected characteristics contained within the Equality Act 2010.
This is achieved through the following objectives:
Actively close gaps in attainment and achievement between students and all groups of students; especially students eligible for free-school meals, students with special educational needs and disabilities, looked after children and students from minority ethnic groups.
Promotion of cultural understanding and awareness of different religious beliefs, ethnicities, gender and disability related issues through our values, Meeting Time, CRS, PSHE and other activities,
Monitoring and promotion of the involvement of all groups of students in the extracurricular life of the school, including leadership opportunities, including students with special educational needs and disabilities and those from disadvantaged backgrounds
Further reducing the incidence of the use of homophobic, sexist and racist language by students on the way to and from the Academy, as well as within its bounds.
Meeting the Public Sector Equality Duty
Sybil Andrews Academy’s key aspirations set out clearly an ethos that treats everyone with equal respect and strongly rejects all forms of discrimination against students or staff.
Sybil Andrews Academy’s policies all reflect a commitment to equality. In particular, reference should be made to the anti-bullying, behaviour and SEND policies, including the accessibility statement.
The school’s curriculum statements reflect a similar commitment to equality.
Sybil Andrews Academy strives to actively close gaps in attainment and achievement across groups of students, including those eligible for the pupil premium, those with special educational needs and disabilities, looked after children and students from minority ethnic groups. Its progress in this important area is monitored by the senior leadership team and governing body.
Through living out its ethos and by its taught RSHE programme, assemblies, tutor time, the annual curriculum enrichment week and the day-to-day treatment of individuals, Sybil Andrews Academy constantly strives to meet its public equality duty.
In its recruitment practices, Sybil Andrews Academy ensures it complies with all equality legislation in employment.