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Equality statement
To be read in conjunction with The Racial Equality and Equal Opportunity Policy

 Bengeworth CE Academy is an inclusive school where we focus on the well-being and progress of every child and where all members of our community are of equal worth.

We believe that the Equality Act provides a framework to support our commitment to valuing diversity, tackling discrimination, promoting equality and fostering good relationships between people. It also ensures that we continue to tackle issues of disadvantage and underachievement of different groups.

 The Equality Act 2010 requires us to publish information that demonstrates that we have due regard for the need to:

  • Eliminate unlawful discrimination, harassment, victimisation and any other conduct prohibited by the Equality Act 2010

  • Advance equality of opportunity between people who share a protected characteristic and people who do not share it

  • Foster good relations between people who share a protected characteristic and people who do not share it

 We have considered the information collected above and have identified (key objectives that our school will focus on this year. These objectives will help us to meet the three arms of the general duties required in the Equality Act 2010.

Our approach to equality is based on the following key principles:

  • To promote cultural development and understanding through a rich range of experience, both in and beyond the school

  • To ensure that all pupils are given similar opportunities with regards to after-school clubs and activities

  • To ensure the school environment is accessible as possible to all pupils, staff and visitors.

  • To eradicate prejudice related bullying in relation to the protected characteristics listed in the Equality Act 2010

  • To reduce prejudice and increase understanding of equality through direct teaching across the curriculum.

  • Actively close gaps in attainment and achievement between pupils and all groups of pupils; especially students eligible for free-school meals, students with special educational needs and disabilities and looked after children

* Equalities information will be updated annually and progress towards our objectives will be monitored and reviewed every year. In line with legislation, the objectives will be re-published formally, at least every 4 years.