Lace Hill Academy

Equalities Statement and Objectives

Equality Statement

At Lace Hill Academy, we are committed to ensuring equality of opportunity for all pupils, staff, parents and carers irrespective of race, gender, disability, belief, sexual orientation, age or socio-economic background. We aim to develop a culture of inclusion and diversity in which all those connected to the school feel proud of their identity and ability to participate fully in school life. We tackle discrimination through the positive promotion of equality, by challenging bullying and stereotypes and by creating an environment which champions respect for all. At Lace Hill Academy, we believe that diversity is a strength which should be respected and celebrated by all those who learn, teach and visit us.


Equality Objectives

In order to further support pupils, raise standards and ensure inclusive teaching, we have set the following objectives:

● To ensure curriculum materials clearly show positive images of disabled people, of both women and men in non-stereotypical gender roles, and of people from a wide range of ethnic, religious and cultural backgrounds.

● To promote a positive self-image in all children and to respect their individuality, providing for all pupils according to their need

● To tackle prejudice and promote understanding in relation to people with disabilities and those of differing races, beliefs or religions, sexual orientation or gender

We aim to provide appropriate support and resources to individual pupils who may experience barriers to learning.

We aim to close the attainment gaps between different groups. We aim to promote and encourage a school ethos that has respect for others at the core.