At Mrs Ethelston's CE Primary and Acorn Multi Academy Trust we value the individuality of all our children and we are committed to enabling all pupils to take part as fully as possible in every part of school life by developing each child’s self-confidence, recognising their strengths and encouraging them to achieve their full potential. 

Acorn Multi Academy Trust recognises that certain groups in society have historically been disadvantaged on account of unlawful discrimination they have faced on the basis of their race, gender, disability, religion and belief, sexual orientation or age. Our Equality Policy puts in place a range of actions to eliminate prejudice, unlawful discrimination and victimisation within the Trust, its school communities and workforce. 

The Equality Act 2010 requires the governing board to publish specific and measurable equality objectives. Our equality objectives are based on our analysis of data and other information. They focus on those areas where we have agreed to take action to promote equality and eliminate discrimination. The Trust has set five equality objectives for the four year period from May 2021 until May 2025 (please see link below). 

Governors conducted an annual review of progress in June 2023 against our objectives using evidence seen and discussions held with the Head of School. Evidence reviewed included: the School Development Plan (SDP); performance & attendance data (including for different sub-groups, for example boys vs girls, Disadvantaged/Pupil Premium, SEN and Looked after Children); newsletters to parents; curriculum planning documents; parental engagement and attendance; governor monitoring reports.    

Our Equality Policy and Objectives and annual review can be found via the link below or on request from the school office. 

We have an accessibility plan for the school which can be seen via the link below or in the school office. Equality for disabled pupils is included as an explicit aim in all of the school’s policies and is supported by the school’s other policies, including:

  • Accessibility Plan
  • Admissions policy
  • Attendance Policy
  • Behaviour Policy
  • Equality Policy & Objectives
  • School development plan
  • Educational visits policy
  • SEN policy

Downloads & Useful Links

Equality Policy & Objectives - Acorn MAT

Equality Objectives - Annual Review