Our Equality and Diversity Policy has been devised as a result of consultation with staff and students.
The Academy promotes an inclusive working and learning environment in which students, staff and visitors are supported and welcomed.
Students and staff are selected, taught, trained, assessed, appraised, promoted and otherwise treated solely on the basis of their relevant merits and ability, thereby being afforded equality of opportunity. Quality and equality are at the core of our values, underpinning all of our activities. The Academy will support staff and students in challenging and removing any form of prejudice and discrimination, and in promoting equality and diversity, which in turn enriches the teaching, learning, artistic and social environment.
Further information about the Academy’s equality policy, values and objectives, including our Equality Scheme and Action Plan 2012–16, can be found here.
The updated Scheme and Action Plan has been put together by the Academy’s Equality and Diversity Committee, with input from staff and students from across the Academy.
Equality Impact Assessment
The Academy assesses its policies, procedures and strategies for impact on equality. This is key to identifying issues and addressing them in a strategic way. An initial screening determines whether the policy or function is likely to cause adverse impact, indirect or direct discrimination or whether there is opportunity for further promotion of equality. If significant impact or equality issues are highlighted a full equality impact assessment is undertaken. A full impact assessment is a more substantial exercise involving discussion with stakeholders and detailed analysis of the text and/or activity.
Equality Impact Assessment Reports
We welcome your comments and enquiries relating to equality and diversity: please contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone on 020 7873 7478.