Equalities and Diversity
The Waid Academy is committed to equality and inclusion.
We recognise the value of diverse environments and strive to promote a culture in which all pupils, staff and members of the school community are welcomed and supported to fulfil their potential, irrespective of their background or personal characteristics.
We are committed to an ethos and culture of inclusion in our school for all pupils, irrespective of race, religion/belief, political views, disability, SEN status, gender, gender identity (e.g. transgender) and/or sexual orientation (LGBTQ+).
Waid Academy is an inclusive school where we focus on the well-being and progress of all our children and young people and where all members of our school community are of equal worth.
We recognise, respect and value difference and understand that diversity is a strength that enriches our lives. We take account of differences and strive to remove any barriers to learning and development.
We have recently reviewed our Vision Values and aims through consultation with all stakeholders within the school community that represent who we are:
We ARE Waid
AMBITION RESPECT EQUALITY
where learning is the stepping stone to your future
We are committed to equality of opportunity for all pupils and staff, and to provide an inclusive learning and working environment which is free from discrimination, prejudice, and harassment.
The staff at Waid Academy recognise that inequalities exist in all levels of society and believe that, as teachers, we have a crucial role to play in eliminating these inequalities.
We oppose all forms of unlawful and unfair discrimination and bullying and harassment and work to ensure inclusion for all pupils and staff in the full life of our school; where appropriate making necessary adjustments to enable everyone’s participation.
Waid Academy believes that education (both formal and informal learning) is fundamental to equality of opportunity. It prepares young people for life and is a powerful influence on access to and advancement in employment. All young people should be able to learn and develop fully in a truly diverse and inclusive environment.
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