Equality & Diversity at HGA
Harris Garrard Academy has a history of celebrating diversity and promoting tolerance and understanding.
We are wholeheartedly committed to embracing all cultures, races, religions, disabilities, genders, sexualities and languages.
We are an Academy that promotes acceptance, equity, equality and a true sense of togetherness.
Life events often give us cause to reflect on our society and our individual roles and responsibilities within our society. We believe that education should give students the tools to engage, discuss and debate with people from all backgrounds and beliefs. As educators, we are clear that we need to do more to truly achieve this aim.
Enhance and diversify our curriculum
We will read more, listen more and learn more about our community in order to enhance and diversify our Academy curriculum. We will demonstrate educational leadership by influencing inclusive teaching practices on a wider scale. We will support all members of our Academy to develop, maintain and celebrate all forms of identity. We do not want any members of the community to feel excluded from our Academy and we will continue to address all forms of discrimination in a proactive manner.
We are currently planning ways to tackle a range of equality issues that have affected members of our community for generations. These issues span across a wide range of human rights and freedoms. Education has a vital role in promoting, supporting, influencing and delivering positive change and we are looking forward to working with staff, students, parents and Governors on our HGA Diversity Project.
We acknowledge there is much work to be done on a local, national and global level, and we remain committed to playing a more active role in the years to come.
If you would like to learn more about human rights, visit the website for Amnesty International: amnesty.org.uk
If you would like to learn more about equality in the UK - visit the website for the Equality and Human Rights Commission: equalityhumanrights.com/en
If you would like to learn more about equity and justice - visit the website for the Joseph Rowntree Foundation: www.jrf.org.uk
If you would like to learn more about racial equality - visit the website for The Runnymede Trust: runnymedetrust.org/
If you would like to learn more about LBGT rights - visit the website for Stonewall stonewall.org.uk
If you would like to learn more about gender equality - visit the website for the United Nations: un.org/sustainabledevelopment/gender-equality