E-ACT is committed to ensuring equality of opportunity in line with the Equality Act 2010. E-ACT seeks to reduce disadvantages, discrimination and inequalities of opportunity, and promote diversity in terms of its students, workforce and the communities it serves. Unlawful discrimination and harassment of any member of the academy community is expressly prohibited, and E-ACT is committed to protecting all pupils/students/staff and prospective staff from unlawful discrimination and harassment.
We are committed to:
- the need to eliminate discrimination, harassment and victimisation
- advancing equality of opportunity between different groups
- fostering good relations between different groups
DSLV’s approach to equality is based on the following key principles:
1. All learners are of equal value.
2. We recognise, respect and celebrate difference.
3. We foster positive attitudes and relationships and a shared sense of cohesion.
4. We aim to reduce and remove inequalities that already exist.
5. We have the highest expectations of all our children.
6. We observe equality of opportunity in staff recruitment, retention and development.
DSLV’s Specific Equality Objectives for 2018/19:
- DSLV secondary has identified that boys are underachieving academically (Y11 Progress 8 Boys -0.41. Girls -0.04). The academy sets an objective to raise Boys Progress 8 to a positive score with 61% of boys achieving a 4+ grade in English and Maths in August 2019.
- DSLV Primary has identified a similar pattern as boys had a combined end of KS2 achievement gap of 20% to girls (47% to 67%) in 2018. The target is for this gap to be halved by July 2019.
- DSLV has identified from disabled people and equality organisations that people with a disability are 50% less likely to attend after school activities and intervention sessions than non-disabled people. The target is to reduce this to 20% by July 2019.
- To eradicate the use of homophobic, sexist, racist and discriminative language by students in the academy. There is no place for such language in our supportive community with our respect culture. Fixed Term Exclusions for such offences to fall by 60% in 2019 compared to 2018.