Diversity and Equality
At Raleigh Infant and Admirals Academies, we see our diversity as one of our key strengths. Everyone who enters our academies (whether they be children, parents, staff and visitors) brings with them a unique experience and perspective and by allowing these experiences to be shared, we believe we are made stronger.
Schools are required to publish information which is updated annually showing how they comply with the equality duty and to set at least one equality objective every 4 years (this can be found on our policies page here )
The need to advance equality of opportunity is defined in the Equality Act 2010 as having due regard to the need to:
- Remove or minimise disadvantages.
- Take steps to meet different needs.
- Encourage participation when it is disproportionately low.
The public sector equality duty extends to the following protected characteristics:
- Age (as an employer, not regarding pupils)
- Sexual Orientation
- Pregnancy and Maternity
- Gender Reassignment
What we do:
Our curriculum has been developed to ensure that children are taught about a wide range of topics from all round the world. When planning a unit of work, we ensure that we take into consideration the impact on the protected characteristics listed above. This could include ensuring that a history topic includes learning on the role of women in Anglo-Saxon society or the impact of empires on the indigenous people.
We have developed an open culture in the school where children feel comfortable asking questions. We feel this is a key part of misconceptions being challenged.
We are working on diversifying our selection of books – including whole class texts that reflect diversity and are informative.