The Hathaway Academy demonstrates a clear commitment to the promotion of diversity and equality as highlighted in its Improvement Plan and other policies and related documents. Our Hathaway Academy shared values underpin our whole Academy behaviour and rewards system.


  • aim to create a fair and just community that promotes social inclusion, community cohesion and equality that respects diversity and which challenges and acts upon all forms of discrimination and inequality, including bullying of any sort.
  • work actively to celebrate difference and challenge racism, sexism, homophobia and all other forms of prejudice.
  • take positive action to promote racial harmony and to promote positive attitudes towards life in a multicultural, multi-ethnic and multi-faith school, through assemblies, the curriculum and special projects throughout the year.
  • continuously ensure that all students have equal opportunities to achieve to the best of their ability regardless of their gender, ethnic or racial background, religion, ability or sexuality.
  • actively promote the British Values of tolerance, fairness, respect for other faiths, and the rule of law and democracy.

Equality at Hathaway

What are our Hathaway Equality Objectives?

  1. Ensure diversity is celebrated across the curriculum in all subject areas
  2. Encourage staff and students to celebrate and embrace cultural diversity increasing their awareness – Academy culture and ethos
  3. Encourage increased participation in academy life for families from identified groups
CriteriaActionsParticipation and Engagement: How we have involved people in developing equalities at our Academy
Student Attainment• How do we ensure all student groups across the Academy have opportunities?• Track student groups and compare nationally • Progress and attainment monitoring
Faculties Values and Behaviours• Assembly rota – relevant diversity topics • Behaviour incidents dealt with • Celebration Assemblies • Development of students’ understanding and knowledge of topical issues – consolidation and development of understanding • Character and Resilience Programme • Student Leadership – students being the advocates • Staff fully safeguarding aware • Development of Diversity Team/Group – promotion of Mutual Respect and Integrity (BLM) across the Curriculum/Academy • The elimination of discrimination • Improve equality of opportunity for students with protected characteristics• Regular agenda items • Weekly/termly themes exploring different cultures, religions and ideas for living in the world today – global community membership • Student Voice • Individual case work carried out by designated staff, for example, Progress Leaders and Tutors etc.
Curriculum Innovation• Diversity, one of our curriculum drivers • Curriculum maps – Subject Leaders consider diversity SMSC etc. • Curriculum allows all students to make expected levels of progress • Greater opportunities to extend students’ learning experiences outside the classroom • Curriculum for KS3 is broad and apt, preparing students for GCSE• Regular agenda item • Annual Curriculum Review • Quality assurance practices
Community Involvement• Culturally diverse events • Student awareness of charity and community drives • Links with Trailblazers • Secure links with the community and local organisations• Through consultation with those affected by inequality on important decisions • Parent surveys • Information displayed and accessible through the website • Facebook • Parent Engagement Group • Governors’ Meetings – equalities reported on at LACs and members of the LAC work with staff through their visits
School Leadership• Safeguarding – Equality and Prevent • Clear policies shared with staff • Staff PD • Create equality objectives• Annual equalities PD • Equalities work with ATT • Focused working groups and student activities and events

We will consult with all relevant stakeholders when making important decisions  or reviewing our equality objectives.

Diversity Mark Gold Award

We have been awarded the Diversity Mark Gold Award by LearningWorkz, who we have worked closely with for a number of years now.

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