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Barnby Road Academy

‘Where everyone is able to achieve their best’

Equality Objectives


Equality is extremely important at Barnby Road.  Our school is inclusive; we focus on the well-being and progress of every child and we are committed to ensuring all members of our community are of equal worth.


We believe that the Equality Act 2010 provides a framework to support our commitment to valuing diversity, tackling discrimination, promoting equality and fostering good relationships.  It also ensures that we continue to tackle issues of disadvantage and underachievement.


We have recently formed an 'Equalities Forum'.  This is a group of people, representative of our community, from the school Governing Body and staff who are committed to ensuring equality across the school.  The remit of the forum is to look across the school at equality as a whole, and at specific things as required.  The equality objectives of the school will be reviewed by the forum as part of their work.


Equality Objectives


  • Promotion of cultural understanding and awareness of different religious beliefs between different ethnic groups within our school community
  • Monitoring and promotion of the involvement of all groups of students in the extra-curricular life of the school, including leadership opportunities, especially students with special educational needs and disabilities
  • Actively close gaps in attainment and achievement between students and all groups of students; especially students eligible for free-school meals, students with special educational needs and disabilities, looked after children and students from minority ethnic groups
  • Continue to improve accessibility across the school for students, staff and visitors with disabilities, including access to specialist teaching areas
  • Endeavour to ensure diversity in the staff body and in leadership roles
  • Review relevant school policies to ensure they clearly reflect the aim of inclusivity


In addition to the shared Equality Objectives above, the School has an unflinching ambition to tackle racism in our communities and seek to develop a culture of active anti-racism.


To achieve this aim, the objectives are:

  • Addressing unconscious bias through training and wider reading for staff and students
  • Formally gathering the views of our BAME student and staff community regarding their experience and acting on recommendations where possible
  • Ensuring that incidents involving racist language are dealt with swiftly and sanctioned in accordance with the School's behaviour policy
  • Increasing the promotion of Black history and culture