In all Catch22 Academies, we welcome our duties under the Equality Act 2010 and aim to promote a positive and welcoming culture where discrimination is not tolerated. We believe that every individual has the right to be valued, respected and offered equal opportunities, access and treatment. This is regardless of race, colour, ethnic origin, nationality, sex, religion, gender, marital status, age, disability or sexuality. We try to promote equality and challenge discrimination and stereotyping to make our Academies truly inclusive and promote high achievement for all.
Under the Act, The Burton Academy is expected to comply with the Public Sector Equality Duty (PSED). This requires us to:
- eliminate unlawful discrimination, harassment and victimization,
- advance equality of opportunity between different groups, and
- foster good relations between different groups.
The Burton Academy’s Equality Objectives are:
- Ensure that all children gain the knowledge they need to prepare them for adult life, through a broad, balanced and personalised curriculum, including both academic and vocational learning experiences and qualifications.
- Narrow the achievement gap for children and young people, including children in care, by ensuring increased opportunities and improved outcomes
- Help children to fulfil their full potential, by supporting families and focusing support on improving the lives of the most vulnerable children, including those who experience bullying or exclusion.
- To promote equality of opportunity by giving due regard to relevant legal duties as set out in the Equality Act 2010
- Promote equal opportunities for our entire workforce, tackling bullying and discrimination whenever it occurs.
Read our Equality and Diversity policy, which outlines how our school aims to eliminate discrimination and improve equality of opportunity for people with protected characteristics.