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Striving for life in all its fullness. John 10:10


Equity, Diversity and Inclusion inc. Statement

We  aim to ensure that all pupils and members of staff are provided with opportunities to fulfil their potential whatever their sex, race, colour ethnic or national origin, marital status, age, sexual orientation, disability or religious belief. 
Our school seeks to ensure that no member of the school community, or any person through their contact with the school, receives less favourable treatment on any grounds which cannot be shown to be justified. These principles apply to all members of the extended school community – pupils, staff, governors, parents and community members.


Through our school ethos, curriculum and community links, we will work towards:

· a common vision

· a sense of belonging for all

· similar life opportunities for all

· strong and positive relationships between different communities.


We conduct a programme of ‘quality control’ lesson observations to monitor provision and pupil progress data within each year group which is carefully scrutinised throughout the year. End of year information, including performance data as presented by ASP and FFT, is analysed by the school leadership team, in collaboration with the governing body. We also aim to conduct annual pupil, staff and parent questionnaires. All of this informs our current view that there are no identifiable groups of children across the school who are either under-performing or who feel discriminated against. We are never complacent and we are committed to working diligently in line with following Equality Objectives, as well as the action points identified in our School Development Plan.


In line with the Public Sector Equality Duty 2011, our Equality Objectives for 2019-2023 are below.

  • To treat all children and adults with courtesy and challenge any type of intolerant attitude, comment or action that undermines the value or dignity of others
  • Improve the participation and engagement of different groups of parents and communities
  • We promote the issues of equality and diversity as a key part of spiritual, moral, social and cultural development through all appropriate curricular opportunities, including experiences both in and beyond the school and ensure that all pupils are given similar opportunities with regards to after-school clubs, activities and educational visits and experiences
  • We ensure that all school staff are alert to identifying where a pupil or family might be experiencing    disadvantage, in order that remedial action might be taken
  • We strive to ensure all children make at least ‘good’ academic progress on their journey through the school and if any under-achievement is identified in any particular group we put actions in place to rectify this.

Please see our Equality policy for information on how we action these.



Protected Characteristics


The Equality Act became law in 2010. It covers everyone in Britain and protects people from discrimination, harassment and victimisation. Everyone in Britain is protected. This is because the Equality Act protects people against discrimination because of the protected characteristics that we all have. Under the Equality Act, there are nine Protected Characteristics:


  1. Age
  2. Disability
  3. Gender reassignment
  4. Race
  5. Religion or belief
  6. Marriage or civil partnership
  7. Sex
  8. Sexual orientation
  9. Pregnancy and maternity

Under the Equality Act you are protected from discrimination:

  • When you are in the workplace
  • When you use public services like healthcare (for example, visiting your doctor or local hospital) or education (for example, at your school or college)
  • When you use businesses and other organisations that provide services and goods (like shops, restaurants, and cinemas)
  • When you use transport
  • When you join a club or association (for example, your local tennis club)
  • When you have contact with public bodies like your local council or government departments

The 9 Protected Characteristics are actively promoted in school through:

  • Our school ethos statements, SDP, and SEF
  • Our school core values
  • Our school behaviour policy
  • Conscious role modelling by all adults in the school community
  • Active engagement and communication with parents and carers
  • Assemblies
  • British Values themes which are threaded through our curriculum 
  • Discussion within curriculum subjects, taking a cross-curricular approach
  • Promoting articulation by building appropriate language and a coherent vocabulary
  • Personal, Social, Health and Economic education (PSHE) sessions
  • Religious Education (RE) lessons, RSE lessons and Protected Characteristic talks
  • Sporting, Art and Cultural Events
  • Pupil Voice
  • Educational visits
  • Real-life learning outside the classroom
  • Guest speakers
  • Developing links with local, national and international communities
  • Extra-curricular activities, after-school clubs, charity work and work within the local community

Embedding Protected Characteristics into the whole ethos of Archbishop Cranmer Academy, promotes:

  • Self-esteem, self-knowledge and self-confidence
  • Respect for democracy and support for participation in the democratic process
  • Acceptance of responsibility for their own behaviour
  • Respect for their own and other cultures
  • Understanding of how they can contribute positively to school and home life and to the lives of those living and working in the locality and further afield
  • An understanding of Equality, Human Rights and Protected Characteristics
  • An understanding of how citizens can influence decision-making through the democratic process
  • An appreciation that living under the rule of law protects individual citizens and is essential for their wellbeing and safety
  • An understanding that the freedom to choose and hold other faiths and beliefs is protected in law
  • An acceptance that other people having different faiths or beliefs to oneself (or having none) should be accepted and tolerated, and should not be the cause of prejudicial or discriminatory behaviour
  • An understanding of the importance of identifying and combating discrimination

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