Equality statement

At Paxton Academy Sports and Science we are committed to ensuring equality of education and opportunity for all pupils, staff, parents and carers receiving services from the school, irrespective of race, gender, disability, faith or religion 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 able to participate fully in school life.

We will tackle discrimination by the positive promotion of equality, challenging bullying and stereotypes and creating an environment which champions respect for all. At Paxton Academy, we believe that diversity is a strength, which should be respected and celebrated by all those who learn, teach and visit here.



Equality objectives 2021-2022

Objective 1: Ensure the whole curriculum represents our diverse community. 

Why we have chosen this objective: We want to ensure every member of the community is well represented in the curriculum we deliver to ensure all pupils feel empowered and have a positive self-image. 

To achieve this objective, we plan to: ensure that diversity is celebrated through the PSHE curriculum and that authors from BAME backgrounds are celebrated throughout the English curriculum. Ensure children understand diversity and its importance. Work with community leaders in Croydon to celebrate the diversity in our local area and work with the CLPE to review the curriculum as a whole.  

Objective 2: Ensure all pupils are provided with the support they need to make good academic progress and to become a well-rounded citizen. 

Why we have chosen this objective: Due to COVID there are pupils with gaps in their knowledge. We want to ensure every pupil is provided with opportunities to fill these gaps and make progress in line with their personal targets. We also know that some pupils may be experiencing worries and anxiety related to COVID. We want to ensure the curriculum provides opportunities for pupils to be taught strategies to manage their feelings and emotions so that it does not become a barrier to learning or their life chances. 

To achieve this objective, we plan to: continue to provide all pupils with high quality teaching and learning whilst carefully assessing gaps in pupil’s knowledge at the beginning of the academic year and adjusting the curriculum accordingly. Provide additional support and differentiated learning where appropriate, use the catch-up funding to provide tutoring for pupils who need it. Promote a sense of optimism and hope through weekly assemblies and provide opportunities across the curriculum to learn about mental health and wellbeing, including working with CAMHS and other external service. Make timely referrals if necessary.