Equality Statement

Equality Statement 2023/24

The Equality Act 2010 requires organisations to publish information that demonstrates they have considered the need to:

  • Eliminate unlawful discrimination and other conduct that is prohibited by the Act
  • Advance equality of opportunity between people who share a protected characteristic and people who do not (the protected characteristics are age; disability; gender reassignment; marriage and civil partnership; pregnancy and maternity; race; religion or belief; sex; and sexual orientation.
  • Foster good relations between people who share a protected characteristic and people who do not share it.

Equality, Equity, Inclusion and Diversity are all very important to BDMAT. We ensure that we are mindful of equality, and compliant with the legislation in everything we do, including in how we interact with people and within all of our policies and procedures.

EEDI Forum (Equality, Equity, Diversity And Inclusion)

A focus on Equality Diversity and Inclusion are key to ensure all staff are valued and included in the workplace.
We have created an EEDI forum as a space for staff to discuss and develop best practice and ensure BDMATs values can be seen in action.

Disability Confident

As a Disability Confident Committed Employer BDMAT are committed to:

  • ensuring our recruitment process is inclusive and accessible
  • communicating and promoting vacancies
  • offering an interview to disabled people
  • anticipating and providing reasonable adjustments as required
  • supporting any existing employee who acquires a disability or long term health condition, enabling them to stay in work
  • at least one activity that will make a difference for disabled people
At St Clement's C of E Academy, we are committed to ensuring equality of opportunity for all pupils, staff, parents and 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 school life.
We tackle discrimination through the positive promotion of equality, by challenging bullying and stereotypes and by creating an environment which champions respect and kindness for all.
At St. Clement's C of E Academy we ensure difference and diversity are embraced and that all are treated with dignity and respect.
Equality in Teaching and Learning
We provide all our pupils with the opportunity to succeed and to reach the highest level of personal achievement. We do this by:
  • Ensuring equality of access for all pupils and preparing them for life in a diverse society
  • Using materials that reflect the diversity of the school, population and local community without stereotyping
  • Promoting attitudes and values that challenge any discriminatory behaviour or prejudice
  • Providing opportunities for pupils to appreciate their own culture and celebrate the diversity of other cultures
  • Seeking to involve all parents in supporting their child’s education
  • Utilising teaching approaches appropriate for the whole school population which are inclusive and reflective of our pupils including use of external agencies where appropriate
  • To work together with others to improve children’s educational and wellbeing outcomes, and notes the rights set out in the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child
  • To promote positive attitudes to difference and good relationships between people with different backgrounds, genders, cultures, faiths, abilities and ethnic origins
Equality in Admissions and Exclusions
Our admissions arrangements are fair and transparent and do not discriminate on the grounds of race, gender, religion, belief, disability and/or socio-economic background.
Equal Opportunities for Staff

All staff appointments and promotions are made on the basis of merit and ability and in compliance with the law. We are keen to ensure that the staffing of the school reflects the diversity of our community.
The school has a full and separate Equalities Policy. Please contact the school office for further details if you wish.