Promoting Equality

This statement forms part of the Promoting Equality Policy and also makes reference to the Public Sector Equality Duty

Clapton Girls’ Academy is an inclusive academy where we focus on the progress and well-being of every student and where all members of our community are valued equally. We work together to ensure that students: are healthy, stay safe, enjoy and achieve, make positive contributions and achieve economic well being.

Clapton Girls’ Academy is committed to working together to celebrate and promote inclusion because we recognise that inclusive education contributes to greater equality of opportunity for all members of society.

We believe that our curriculum and teaching opportunities promote and celebrate the diversity of our academy’s community, and we regularly review our policies and practice in order to ensure this is the case.

Our Academy is situated in a community where many people experience disadvantage, discrimination and prejudice. We provide a positive learning environment, where all members are valued, irrespective of: sex (gender), race, disability, religion or belief, gender reassignment, sexual orientation or pregnancy or maternity. Our academy will continue to be a vibrant centre of learning at the heart of our local community, where we embrace and celebrate differences as resources to promote learning and success.

We were successful in being re-awarded the IQM-Inclusion Quality Mark in 2011.(Previously awarded in 2009)

Inclusion and equality of opportunity are central to the ethos of Clapton Girls’ Academy.’ Assessor: Tim Westrip Quality Mark Report 2011-2012

We believe that the Public Sector Equality Duty (PSED) provides a framework to support our commitment to valuing diversity as well as addressing the statutory areas of:

A. Eliminating unlawful discrimination, harassment and victimisation.

B. Advancing equality of opportunity between different groups.

C. Fostering good relations between different groups.

The Public Sector Equality Duty also ensures that we continue to tackle issues of disadvantage and underachievement of different groups, since breaking down barriers to learning, and increasing life choices for all students, is a key part of our vision.

To find out more, please use the link below to download our Promoting Equality Policy in the Behaviour & Safety Section (Policy no.29)

Promoting Equality Policy