Delivering Equality at Holbrook Academy

Holbrook Academy is fully committed to delivering our Equality Action Plan alongside monitoring its impact on a termly basis. Our Equality policy can be viewed on our policies page and our action plan is detailed below. These actions are also embedded in our Academy Improvement Plan, which can also be viewed on our website within the “About Holbrook Academy” section. If you wish to provide any feedback regarding our priorities, or to comment on any of the issues raised in these key documents, please do not hesitate to contact me at


Equalities Action Plan 2020-2021:


  • Termly monitoring of progress, attendance, rewards and engagement aligned with protected characteristics
  • Revision of Academy policy for maternity and paternity leave
  • Audit of learning resources and portrayal of protected characteristics
  • To ensure that all classrooms have equality statement visible. To use student displays to promote diversity
  • To have equality as a regular agenda item for Governors
  • To deliver whole staff training in September 2020. To deliver further training on unconscious bias
  • To ensure that our Equality policy duty and action plan are on school website for September 2020
  • To promote positive role models from the LGBT community
  • To promote positive role models from Black, Asian and Minority ethnic groups community
  • To ensure there is a reduction in the number of racist / homophobic incidents; promoting restorative approach is integral to meeting this objective. From October 2019 to February 2020, there were 6 incidents which were termed as homophobic and 6 incidents which were termed as racist. In Autumn 2020, there was a reduction in homophobic incidents but the number of racist incidents remain the same.
  • To ensure that Accessibility Plan is routinely monitored by Governors
  • To further promote boy’s literacy within the English Department and across the school
  • To promote aspiration for girls in our school. Use alumni to promote diversity
  • To ensure that we challenge any gender perceptions in regard to future employment
  • To ensure we use assemblies and displays to mark religious festivities of all faiths
  • To monitor student destinations and align with protected characteristics; monitoring any patterns or concerns
  • To ensure we undertake reading assessments for any Stage 1 EAL students to inform intervention and support. To audit AR against protected characteristics
  • To promote the Holbrook characteristics of kindness and tolerance across our school
  • To establish a student equality group