At Tudor Grange Academy Kingshurst, we value the individuality of all of our children. We provide all of our students with the opportunity to succeed and to reach the highest level of personal achievement. We do this by taking account of pupils’ varied experiences and needs. Equality and diversity is promoted through an inclusive curriculum offer.
We achieve this by:
- The promotion of equality of opportunity
- Challenging discrimination in all areas of the curriculum
- Ensuring that curriculum planning takes account of the needs of all learners
- Monitoring and evaluating the curriculum provision at academy and Trust wide level so that it represents a diverse culture and society and encourages tolerance and respect.
- Providing resources that reflect and promote equal access for all
- Promoting cultural understanding and awareness throughout the curriculum
The curriculum at Tudor Grange Academy Kingshurst is personalised to meet the needs of all learners. Flexibility in the curriculum allows for adaptations to be made that are responsive to the needs of both individuals and groups of students as they progress through our academy.
The achievements, attitudes and well-being of all our children matter. We are committed to the development of cohesive communities both within our school’s physical boundaries and within our local, national and global environments.
Our Equality and Diversity Policy is intended to help ensure that this school promotes the individuality of all children, irrespective of ethnicity, religion, attainment, age, disability, gender or background.
Equally Safe Programme
Tudor Grange Academy Kingshurst is working on the Equally Safe programme via EqualiTeach to Create a Safe, Equal and Inclusive School and Tackle Identity-Based Bullying.
EqualiTeach C.I.C is a not-for-profit equality training and consultancy organisation which works with organisations throughout the UK to provide support and training on creating inclusive organisations where everyone is celebrated and able to achieve. They are currently working with over 100 organisations including TeachFirst, the Institute of Physics, Surrey County Council and the Home Office.
The Equally Safe programme at TGAK started in April 2022 and will include:
- An initial training event for school leads
- Resources and guidance to undertake a baseline assessment of their equalities and anti-bullying work
- Consultancy to support schools to update and strengthen policies
- Eight two-hour online twilight training events for school leads
- Whole-day events and follow up support for pupils to equip them to be Agents for Change Ambassadors
- In-house twilight training for all school staff
- Action planning meetings with staff leads to support them to implement initiatives and create positive change in school
- Assistance in communicating the work to parents/carers
- The creation of a network of peer support with other schools
The benefits are:
- Up-to-date, Equality Act compliant, inclusive policies and procedures which actively support anti-bullying work
- A safer, more inclusive environment for pupils, staff, parents/carers and visitors
- Increased understanding of how to promote equality, diversity and inclusion throughout the school curriculum and environment
- Increased confidence amongst staff and pupils in reporting prejudice-related incidents and identity-based bullying
- Increased pupil voice and pupils who are empowered to support their peers and develop their own anti-bullying initiatives
- Reduced incidents of bullying amongst staff and pupils
- Increased compliancy with schools’ duties under the Equality Act 2010, Education and Inspections Act 2006 and Education Act 2002.