E-ACT is committed to ensuring equality of opportunity in line with the Equality Act 2010. E-ACT seeks to reduce disadvantages, discrimination, and inequalities of opportunity, and promote diversity in terms of its students, workforce, and the communities it serves. Unlawful discrimination and harassment of any member of the Trust, both in our national and regional teams and our academy communities is expressly prohibited. E-ACT is committed to protecting all pupils/students/staff and prospective staff from unlawful discrimination and harassment.

Braintcroft E-ACT Primary Academy welcomes staff, workers, volunteers, pupils, parents, applicants and trustees from all different ethnic groups, backgrounds and creeds. The Academy provides for pupils of different abilities and who are wholly or mainly drawn from the area in which the Academy is situated. The term Academy Community includes staff (academy, regional and national), trustees, pupils, parents, visitors and volunteers.

The Academy recognises the benefits of having a diverse Academy Community, with individuals who value one another, and the different contributions everyone can make. Pupils will be taught to value and respect others. The Academy is committed to being an equal opportunities education provider and is committed to equality of opportunity for all members of the Academy Community. In the provision of equal opportunities, the Academy recognises and accepts its responsibilities under the law and opposes discrimination on the basis of the protected characteristics:

  • disability
  • gender reassignment
  • pregnancy and maternity
  • race
  • religion or belief (including lack of religion or belief)
  • gender
  • sexual orientation and (in the case of adult members of the Academy Community)
  • marital or civil partnership status; and
  • age

The Academy also opposes all bullying and unlawful discrimination on the basis that a person has a special educational need or learning difficulty, or because English is an additional language.

EQUALITY OBJECTIVES –
WHAT THIS MEANS FOR BRAINTCROFT E-ACT PRIMARY ACADEMY
To close the attainment gap between boys and girls in English, Mathematics and Science at all key stages. ● Ensuring all pupils receive quality first teaching.

● Rigorous data analysis ensures any gaps identified are closed through interventions and carefulcurriculum planning.

● Gender stereotypes are challenged and equality of sexes promoted.

● Curriculum content is carefully planned to ensure balanced coverage.

To close the gap in performance of all pupils with special educational needs or disabilities. ● Ensuring all pupils receive quality first teaching.

● Rigorous data analysis ensures any gaps identified are closed through interventions and careful
curriculum planning.

● Equality of access to wider curriculum and enrichment activities.

● Appointment of Pupil Premium Champion to ensure opportunities to close the gap are developed and secure to continue to raise standards.

To close the gap in performance between disadvantaged and non-disadvantaged groups. ● Ensuring all pupils receive quality first teaching.

● Rigorous data analysis ensures any gaps identified are closed through interventions and careful curriculum planning.

● Equality of access to wider curriculum and enrichment activities

● Appointment of Pupil Premium Champion to ensure opportunities to close the gap are developed and secure to continue to raise standards.

To promote cultural development and understanding through a rich range of experiences both in and beyond the curriculum. ● Ensuring all children, regardless of disability, gender, race, religion, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy or age have equal opportunities in taking part in extra-curricular activities

● Collecting information about those attending to evaluate representation and accessibility.

● We will actively look at ways of tackling any barriers that prevent accessibility. We will regularly obtain the views of all children and their parents/carers, particularly those with Education Health and Care Plans (EHCP) and physical disabilities, to ensure that we are meeting their needs and making anynecessary adjustments.

To prevent and respond to all hate incidents and prejudice-based bullying. ● Plan a yearly programme of education in PSHE around anti-bullying & PSHE.

● Collecting information around incidences of bullying to ensure preventive education programme is having impact.

● Mentors and leaders in school work with children and families following any incidents of bullying to ensure not repeated and appropriate policies followed.

To prevent and respond to all incidents linked to sexual violence and harassment. ● To have a zero-tolerance policy towards Sexual violence and Harassment.

● Plan a yearly programme of education in PSHE around appropriate talk and touch/ PANTs.

● To prevent and respond to all incidents linked to sexual violence and harassment.

● Collecting information around incidences of Sexual Violence and Harassment to ensure preventive education programme is having impact.

● Mentors and leaders in school work with children and families following any incidents of Sexual violence and Harassment.

● Links to local PCSO to organise support and ongoing mentoring and signposting to prevent
future incidents.

● Staff CPD around identifying and challenging behaviours.

*Last reviewed September 2021

Further Information can be found in the following policies:

We demonstrate our compliance with the Public Sector Equality Duty (PSED) through our equality objectives:

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