Equality and Diversity Statement

Position Statement for Equality and Diversity


Fundamentally we recognise and celebrate the differences that exist between individuals and characteristic groups throughout our society and in the World as a whole.
At the core of our work is the belief that all are equal and entitled to the provision of opportunities and experiences on an equal basis so that all can benefit, develop and achieve.


It is not for schools simply to teach about the ills of the past and the issues of the present, but rather to be at the forefront of the mission to tackle discrimination, to champion equality and to celebrate diversity.


You can download our policies from the “Statutory Policy” section of this website.

It makes clear our aims in promoting equality and defending diversity.


These are as follows:


  • To eliminate discrimination and other conduct that is prohibited by the Equality Act 2010.
  • To advance equality of opportunity between people who share a characteristic and people who do not share it.
  • To foster good relations across all characteristics –between people who share a characteristic and people who do not share it.


As to how we propose to fulfil these aims, we have worked hard to develop a robust series of guiding principles:


  • Removing or minimising disadvantages suffered by people which are connected to a characteristic.
  • Taking steps to meet the specific needs of people who have a characteristic.
  • Encouraging students who have a characteristic to participate fully in any activities.
  • Analyse data showing how students with different characteristics are performing to determine strengths and areas for improvement and to minimise any gaps in attainment between particular characteristics.
  • To monitor the access that those with different characteristics are having to our core curriculum and the wide range of activities and experiences which our ethos promotes.


Bradworthy Academy prides itself on its full and rounded education and on its tradition of producing fully rounded, independent learners who are respectful of others and their characteristics and who value and celebrate the differences that individuals and characteristic groups have.


We believe that this provides a foundation for the rest of our students’ lives.


Our school is not situated in a geographic area which benefits from the richness and diversity provided by characteristic groups, however we are not complacent – striving to recognise our own shortcomings and those of society so that we can develop and provide opportunities and experiences which provide a gateway to the issues and attitudes which are so important in addressing all of the above.