Equality Objectives

Promoting equality at WOA:
  • We try to ensure that everyone is treated fairly and with respect.
  • We work hard to ensure that our academy is a welcoming and safe environment for all.
  • We recognise that people have different needs and we know that treating people equaly does not mean always treating people exactly the same way.
  • We know that for some pupils extra support is needed to help them to attend, achieve and to be successful.
  • We try to make sure that we consult people from different groups and involve them in our decisions for instance, Parent Voice and Student Voice.
  • We aim to make sure that no one experiences harrassment, less favourable treatment or discrimination because of their age; a disability; their ethnicity, colour or national origin; their gender, gender identity or reassignment; their marital or civil staus; being pregnant or having recently had a baby; their religion or beliefs; their sexual identity and orientation.
  We welcome our general duty under the Equality Act 2010 to have due regard to the need to eliminate discrimination; to advance equality of opportunity; and to foster good relations. We also welcome our specific duties to publish information about our academy population; to explain how we have due regard for equality; and to publish equality objectives which show how we plan to tackle particular inequalities or disadvantages.   We welcome the emphasis in the Ofsted inspection framework on the importance of narrowing gaps in achievement which affect, amongst others:
  • Pupils from certain ethnic and cultural backgrounds
  • Pupils who are supported by the student premium
  • Pupils who are disabled
  • Pupils who have special educational needs
  • Boys in certain subjects, and girls in certain other subjects.
  For more information about our work on equalities at WOA please contact: Craig Smith (Assistant Principal) Tel: 0121 506 4300 Email: [email protected] Pete Bates (Safeguarding Governor) Tel: 0121 506 4300