At TNHA we aspire to provide every member of our community with the opportunity to be the ‘best that they can be’, by offering experiences that encourage the development of high attaining, self-confident, resilient, tolerant and happy young people.
“We are one team, determined to be the best that we can be.”
Our ethos is founded on the development of positive relationships with students and parents, outstanding teaching, a personalised curriculum and enthusiasm for learning.
At TNHA we value the opinions of all our stakeholders and encourage parents, students, staff and members of our local community to communicate with us openly regarding matters in the academy. We encourage those affected by inequality to contact us with their views through parent’s meetings, SEND forums, questionnaires, parent evenings, social media, or directly with the academy.
We are ‘one team’ – students, staff, governors and parents – committed to working together to achieve our aim.
The Nicholas Hamond Academy Equality Objectives Statement 2021-2022
The Equality Act 2010 requires us to publish information that demonstrates that 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
- Foster good relations between people who share a protected characteristic and people who do not.
At TNHA we are committed to developing policies and practice that raise the attainment of all children and close the gap between those facing disadvantage and their peers.
We are committed to ensuring that we develop understanding, respect and appreciation of different religions, ethnicity, disabilities, sexual orientation and socio-economic backgrounds both within the academy and amongst our local community.
The values of equality, understanding and acceptance form an important part of our PSHE and LOOL (Leaders of Our Own Learning- a non-examined, citizenship/ PSHE based course) curriculum but are also woven through the individual subject curriculums.
We are committed to the promotion of equality and diversity and, with regard to this, we-
- Treat all individuals with equal value abiding by the Equality Act and Public Sector Equality Duty (PSED)
- Do all in our powers to eliminate discrimination, harassment, victimisation of a student or potential student or employee
- Ensure equality of opportunity of pupils and staff who share a protected characteristic and those who do not
- Promote positive attitudes and good relationships between all pupils and staff
- Take reasonable steps to remove or minimise disadvantages suffered by all pupils or staff who have protected characteristics including special educational needs or a disability
- Consider equality implications when developing policy and/or practice
- Carry out equality impact assessments regularly to assess the effectiveness of our policies and procedures.
These duties extend to all members of our academy, and specific regard needs to be given to those who have protected characteristics – race, disability, sex, age, religion or belief, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity and gender reassignment.
We work in partnership with parents/carers to:
- Ensure parents/carers from all backgrounds are encouraged to participate in the full life of the academy
- Ensure that there are good channels of communication, e.g. parent forums, to ensure parents’ views are captured and acted upon with representation from parents and pupils with a special educational need or disability
- Encourage members of the local community to join in academy activities and celebrations
- Ensure parents/carers of newly arrived pupils with protected characteristics are made to feel welcome.
We involve and consult with different groups within the academy community to create a democratic process for decision-making. This is achieved through direct student consultation, the Student Council and Parent/Carer and student surveys. This process affords those affected by inequality with opportunities to contribute to important decisions in the academy.
Our Equality Objectives for 2020/21:
The Equality Act 2010 requires us to publish specific, measurable equality objectives. At TNHA we regularly review these objectives to ensure that no member of our school community is discriminated against.
Objective 1: To narrow the gap in performance of students with SEND, monitoring and supporting their needs. To ensure appropriate access arrangements are in place for all students requiring them.
Action: Regularly monitor the progress of SEND students through Academy data drops. Use monitoring systems to identify students requiring intervention.
Objective 2: To increase understanding and acceptance of different cultures and religions.
Action: Ensure that the LOOL/ PSHE curriculum fully addresses cultural and religious themes. Monitor curriculum planning to ensure that these themes are also carried through subject curriculums. Carry out regular audits of PSHE/LOOL.
Objective 3: To further reduce the number of prejudice-related incidents and encourage a culture of tolerance and understanding.
Action: Ensure that all prejudice-related incidents are dealt with in accordance with the academy’s behaviour policy. Deliver assemblies/ PSHE lessons themed around these tolerance and understanding. Encourage regular discussion of topics.
ATT’s Values and Ethos