Equality Objectives

As an academy, our community reflects and celebrates the exciting diversity in the city.

North Birmingham Academy is an inclusive school, where we focus on the well-being and progress of every student and where all members of our community are of equal worth. We believe that the Equality Act 2010 provides a framework to support our commitment to valuing diversity, tackling discrimination, promoting equality and fostering good relationships between people. It also ensures that we continue to tackle issues of disadvantage and underachievement of different groups.

Our approach to equality is based on the following key principles:

  • All learners are of equal value.
  • We recognise and respect difference.
  • We foster positive attitudes and relationships and a shared sense of cohesion and belonging.
  • We observe good equalities practice in staff recruitment, retention and development.
  • We aim to reduce and remove inequalities and barriers that already exist.
  • We have the highest expectations of all our students. We ensure that our students are exposed to and taught about all protected characteristics through our curriculum.
Educational ObjectivesWhat does this mean for North Birmingham AcademyKey Staff
(Exceptional outcomes)
To provide world-class education opportunities to all students regardless of background.

To deliver a curriculum tailored to meet the needs of pupils and designed to give a broad range of experience that supports young people in moving to the next stage of their careers.
Opportunities for young people to experience the extraordinary through, for example, enrichment programmes, educational visits, CEIAG programme.

We will continue to provide a broad and balanced curriculum for all pupils.

We will regularly obtain student and parental voice from students with an EHCP, physical disability and their parents to review whether we are meeting their needs and make any adjustments accordingly.

Well will ensure our subjects will work to dispel gender stereotypes by actively promoting being gender neutral.

We will actively identify key groups in the academy to provide interventions to close the gap in progress and attainment.

The academy will analyse students reading ages and provide interventions to close any gaps.

We will ensure that in all key stage’s students access a broad curriculum offer including core subjects, arts, performing arts, sport and enrichment.

We will ensure that qualification led courses effectively support students moving to the next steps in their education.

We will monitor our uptake on extra-curricular activities to ensure a wide range of pupils are undertaken them.
Headteacher, supported by all staff. Senior Leadership, Middle Leadership and teaching teams.
(Opportunities to Change Your World) To improve our knowledge of discriminatory behaviour and actively challenge discriminatory behaviour.

Improve our experiences available to our students to ensure opportunities and access for all.
Through tutorial programme, PSHE provision and pastoral care that pupils are aware of their responsibility to challenge discrimination.

A robust response to any incidents of discriminatory behaviour in the academy including, where necessary, engagement of external agencies.

Our academy CPOMS will be used to log incident of discrimination so that there can be an identification of any educational needs for our students, parents and other key stakeholders.

We will make sure that all our students, regardless of disability, gender, race, religion, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy or age have equal opportunities in taking part in extra-curricular activities. We will collect information about those attending to evaluate representation and accessibility.


The academy will engage with outside agencies where necessary in order to challenge discrimination.

The academy will ensure visiting speakers and/or organisations that work with our students are representative of a diverse range of society.

Our PSHE Lead will deliver training for all staff on the Equality Act 2010 and it will form part of all staff new induction.

We will make sure that all our students, regardless of disability, gender, race, religion, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy or age have equal opportunities in taking part in extra-curricular activities. We will collect information about those attending to evaluate representation and accessibility.

The academy will engage with outside agencies where necessary in order to challenge discrimination.

The academy will ensure visiting speakers and/or organisations that work with our students are representative of a diverse range of society.

Our PSHE Lead will deliver training for all staff on the Equality Act 2010 and it will form part of all staff new induction.

We will make sure that all our students, regardless of disability, gender, race, religion, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy or age have equal opportunities in taking part in extra-curricular activities. We will collect information about those attending to evaluate representation and accessibility.


Headteacher, Pastoral team supported by all staff and students.
(Develop a work force for the 21st Century) We will develop our students as the workforce for the 21st century by preparing them for life in a diverse society in which students are able to see their place in the local, regional and national and international community.

We will provide non-stereotyping information about gender roles, family units and diversity
We will celebrate a range of religious festivals across the academy.

We will have ensured that our PHSE curriculum teaches pupils about different types of families.

Students will be specifically taught about the Equalities Act 2010.

Display boards around the academy will be diverse to represent a diverse society within the world of work.

The PSHE lead will deliver a weekly bulletin out to students to reflect into different cultures/religions.

Our form tutors in years 7-10 will read specially chosen texts to pupils every day for 20 minutes that provide education on a diverse society.

Form tutor programmes will look at latest news and current affairs with students focusing on different cultures and religions.

The academy uniform policy will be gender neutral.

The academy will incorporate an equality and diversity calendar to included events across the academy to celebrate a range of religious festivals.

Operational Objectives
To develop a workforce that reflects the diversity of our community at all levels within the organisation.Recruitment and retention of high-quality staff who are committed to the ethos and culture of NBA is critical to the successful achievement of our equality objectives.

- HR recruitment processes explore candidate views and experience of equality and diversity.

- HR ensure that any questions related to equality of opportunity are considered carefully and followed up effectively.
Headteacher and senior leadership team.
To develop a workforce that understands effectively the developmental needs of our students and works actively to overcome barriers to progress.NBA is committed to working towards becoming an attachment aware and trauma informed school.

All staff have received awareness training that will support them in responding effectively to the needs of all pupils, particularly in relation to behaviour.
SENDCO, Thrive leads supported by whole staff

Equalities Action Plan 2021-2025

The Equality Act 2010 requires us to publish specific and measurable equality objectives. Our equality objectives are based on the analysis of our data and other evidence. Our equality objectives focus on those areas where we have agreed to take action to improve equality and tackle disadvantages. We will regularly review the progress we are making to meet our equality objectives.

ObjectiveExisiting Data/EvidenceWhat we aim to doHow we will acheive thisPerson responsible TimescaleRescourcesImpact
(Expectational Outcomes) To provide world-class education opportunities to all students regardless of background.




To deliver a curriculum tailored to meet the needs of pupils and designed to give a broad range of experience that supports young people in moving to the next stage of their careers.
Student voice shows there is a lack of understanding in some areas of people, culture and religions.

There is a significant number of students who are EAL















50% of all pupils are working below their reading age.








Further improve our curriculum at a subject level to extend pupils understanding of people, culture and religions.



To further improve the provision and outcomes for our pupils with English as an additional language.











To increase the number of students working on or above their reading age standard.



Review of High Level and medium-term plans to ensure there is coverage within subject curriculum.




Newly appointed EAL coordinator to ensure that families are engaged with students schooling.

Students are assessed correctly to identify their needs and specific interventions.



Use of pupil premium money to intervene and test students accordingly to track their progress more frequently.
Headteacher, Deputy Headteacher









Headteacher, Deputy Headteacher, EAL Coordinator














Senior Leadership Team
On-going with specific focus in 2021-22









On Going


















On Going


Planned meeting time with middle leaders








EAL Coordinator time
















Literacy Assessment Online / NGRT Assessments, Pupil intervention on Timetable.

Students will demonstrate a more diverse understanding of culture, religions from their work.





The students are supported to make good progress as shown through their books and assessments.












The reading ages of students will be closed compared to their counterparts.
Students will demonstrate a more diverse understanding of culture, religions from their work.





The students are supported to make good progress as shown through their books and assessments.












The reading ages of students will be closed compared to their counterparts.
Student voice shows that some pupils lack understanding of different culture, backgrounds.

CPOMS shows evidence of discriminatory behaviours.

To develop our student ambassadors program so that they are trained to promote equality within our academy.



To further develop our students understanding of culture and religions, by promoting understanding and respect for differences.

Ensure our ambassadors are reflective our society and provide them specific training to support and promote equality.


To plan direct work for children through assemblies and curriculum on equality.


We will celebrate cultural festivals, international celebrations and black history month.

We develop a specific year group reading program that cover a wide range of issues around discrimination



We will use Aspens Catering to plan international cuisine in conjunction with international celebrations, and cultural festivals.


We will use a range of different visitors to the academy from a range of faiths.




The academy will link the Birmingham City Council agreed RE Syllabus into our subject curricular to ensure coverage is wide.
Headteacher, AHT, PSHE leadOn going On going Training time for students with AHT and PSHE lead.

CPD sessions

Curriculum time

SLT meetings

Assembly rota


















Class reading book sets.
Students will demonstrate a greater respect and understanding of different religions, cultures, gender, as evidenced through student voice and/or work in books.








Student's respect, awareness and appreciation of cultures and festivals will rise



Students will have experienced different authors and different literature in multiple contexts.


Students will have an awareness of food from different cultures making students more open minded and willing to embrace this.



Students will have experience of different visitors from the local community and beyond






The academy curriculum demonstrates the 24 dispositions from the locally agreed syllabus evidenced in planning and student work.
(Develop a work force for the 21st Century) We will develop our students as the workforce for the 21st century by preparing them for life in a diverse society in which students are able to see their place in the local, regional and national and international community.50% of pupils are below their expected reading age.

Parents would like more support to help their child at home with their curriculum work.
To narrow the pupil premium gap in literacy and numeracy in all our year groups.



To provide a high quality CIAEG program to pupils to expose students to range of sectors







Provide a range of educational opportunities for parents to develop their own skills to support their children.
The number of pupil premium students will be working at the standard expected for their age.


We will engage with employers and organisations from a range of sectors to support our students being exposed to different careers paths.


Provide face to face workshops using our place and identity leadership strategy to
AHT and Literacy, numeracy leads.






AHT and Aim Higher coordinator.










SLT / subject leads
On going









On-going












On-going
AHT time and teacher release in literacy numeracy to support students.



AHT time and teacher release in literacy numeracy to support students.








Schedule required and promoted.
Gap narrowed in key student groups and intervention planned.





Students have understanding of different career paths supporting their future pathways.






Parents feel more equipped to help their pupils at home.

Next review date November 2022

 

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