Elements Academy, as a member of Ethos Academy Trust, is committed to ensuring equality of education and opportunity for all pupils, staff, parents and carers receiving provision from the service, irrespective of age, disability, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, socio-economic background, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership and pregnancy and maternity. We aim to develop a culture of inclusion and diversity in which all those connected to the Academy feel proud of their identity, able to participate fully in the provision offered, and valued, cared for and listened to. The development of a positive self-image, self-advocacy, respect for others and an awareness of the value of each individual’s contribution to the school community is an integral part of our ethos.
The achievement of pupils will be monitored by race, sex, Pupil Premium eligibility and SEND and we will use this data to support pupils, raise standards and ensure inclusive teaching. We will tackle discrimination by the positive promotion of equality, challenging bullying and stereotypes, and creating an environment which champions respect for all. We believe that diversity is a strength that should be respected and celebrated by all those who learn, work and visit here.
Elements Academy, as a member of Ethos Academy Trust, aims to meet these obligations under the Public Sector Equality Duty by having due regard to the need to eliminate discrimination and other conduct that is prohibited by the Equality Act 2010.
Elements Academy Equality Objectives
Promote a culture within the Academy in which children feel comfortable sharing concerns and worries, where difference is accepted and tolerance expected. Our students will be supported to feel a sense of inclusivity and belonging. We will ensure fair and equal treatment for all students.
Promote spiritual, moral, social and cultural development through wide-ranging curricular opportunities, with particular reference to issues of equality and diversity, ensuring that resources reflect the diverse nature of our Academy and the wider community.
Focus on raising attainment (academic and SEMH) through a detailed analysis of progress and attainment to ensure that the curriculum is fit for purpose and reflects the diverse interests and needs of all pupils. Staff will access high-quality training to ensure that they are able to deliver our diverse and inclusive curriculum that promotes equality of opportunity for all.