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Equality Objectives

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

Objective 1: To promote a culture within the academy in which children feel comfortable sharing concerns and worries, where difference is accepted and tolerance expected. We will ensure fair and equal treatment for all students.

All members of the Elements Academy community will encourage, reinforce and promote positive relationships and understanding through the implementation of the academy’s behaviour policy, in addition to focused interventions, aimed at addressing and educating students, through the pastoral system. All aspects of the academy will be led through a trauma-informed perspective, ensuring inclusivity for all. Leadership at student level (including the school council) will include representatives from all groups within the school community. Education on democracy and participation will ensure all groups feel able to take part.

The strong therapeutic and pastoral offer at Elements Academy will enable all students to have access to a trusted adult who will offer support.

Monitoring of incident reports will ensure that staff do not impose stricter consequences on any particular group, as trends will be quickly identified. Incidents of bullying and harassment which may be linked to diversity will be, along with all incidents, rapidly dealt with through the academy’s anti-bullying policy.


Objective 2: To promote spiritual, moral, social and cultural development through all appropriate curricular opportunities, with particular reference to issues of equality and diversity.

Kindness and Respect are two of our core values at Elements Academy.  Elements Academy are a trauma-informed inclusive academy and actively promotes British Values. To meet this objective, Elements Academy will use assemblies, discrete PSHE/Religious Studies lessons and nurture breakfast conversations/topics and displays to positively reinforce and foster an understanding of diversity and equality. Elements Academy will offer as many experiences as possible to promote spiritual, moral and cultural development and understanding. Outside visitors will be welcomed into the academy to share experiences with members of the school community. We will also hold diversity events, in line with the year plan of events, in order for students to develop greater understanding of the community in which they live.

Staff will receive regular training and updates to ensure they are knowledgeable and able to provide accurate knowledge and support to students.


Objective 3: To focus on raising attainment (academic and SEMH) of all cohorts at Elements Academy 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 students.

The Elements Academy team is ambitious for all students. To achieve this objective, Elements Academy will deliver a powerful, knowledge-rich curriculum for everyone. The whole school focus on literacy, numeracy and communication and emotional development will upskill students. Having an unwavering focus on academic and personal development outcomes will enable students to overcome barriers and achieve. The very best teaching, interventions and support will be available and we will utilise funding effectively to close identified gaps. Staff will monitor and review the curriculum to ensure that it meets the needs of all students.  We will ensure that data is analysed regularly to identify progress for all students and cohorts of students. Strategies will be implemented to address underachievement by any student or student group (both academic and personal) in a timely and targeted way.

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Head Teacher Victoria Woodrow

Elements Academy

Doe Quarry Lane, Dinnington, S25 2NF

Telephone01909 212231


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