The Equality Act 2010 requires us to publish information that demonstrates we have due regard for the need to:
Eliminate unlawful discrimination, harassment, victimisation and any other conduct prohibited by the Equality Act 2010
Advance equality of opportunity between people who share a protected characteristic and people who do not share it
Foster good relations between people who share a protected characteristic and people who do not share it.
The Beech Academy is an inclusive school (Inclusivity is one of our 5 core values), where we focus on the well-being and progress of every student and where all members of our community are of equal worth. We believe that the Equality Act provides a framework to support our commitment to valuing diversity, tackling discrimination, promoting equality and fostering good relationships between people. It also ensures that we continue to tackle issues of disadvantage and underachievement of different groups.
Our approach to equality is based on the following key principles:
All learners are of equal value
We recognise and respect difference
We foster positive attitudes and relationships and a shared sense of cohesion and belonging
We aim to reduce and remove inequalities and barriers that already exist.
We have the highest expectations of all our students. We ensure that our students are exposed to and taught about all protected characteristics through our curriculum.