Equality and Diversity

At Biddick Academy we are committed to ensuring that everyone is treated with respect and has access to the best quality of education they can. We will endeavour to promote and foster good positive relations with groups of the Academy and the wider community.

Equality Statement

At Biddick Academy, we are committed to ensuring equality of opportunity for all students, staff, parents/carers irrespective of race, gender, disability, belief, sexual orientation, age or socio-economic background. We aim to develop a culture of inclusion and diversity in which all those connected to the school feel proud of their identity and ability to participate fully in our Academy life.

Within the Academy, we tackle discrimination through the positive promotion of equality, by challenging bullying and stereotypes and by creating an environment which champions respect for all through collective responsibility. This is delivered in the Information, Advice and Guidance (IAG) curriculum for students.

At Biddick Academy, we celebrate and believe that diversity is a clear strength and which should be respected by all who learn, teach and visit the Academy.


General Equality Duty

In October 2010, the New Equality Act set out through the Public Sector Duty, which states that the Academy must have due regard to:

1) Eliminate discrimination and other conduct that is prohibited by the Equality Act 2010

2) Advance equality of opportunity between people who share a protected characteristic and people who do not share it

3) Foster good relations across all characteristics – between people who share a protected characteristic and people who do not share it


Equality Objectives

These can be found below for you to download:

Equality Policy

Accessibility Plan