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Equalities & Additional Intervention

We believe that all children should be equally valued at Merchants' Academy. We will strive to eliminate prejudice and discrimination, and to develop an environment where all children can flourish and feel safe. We have a rage of agreed policies.

Merchants' Academy is committed to inclusion and part of the Academy’s improvement planning involves developing cultures, policies and practices that include all learners. We aim to engender a sense of community and belonging, and to offer new opportunities to learners who may have experienced previous difficulties. This does not mean that we will treat all learners in the same way, but that we will respond to learners in ways that take in to account their varied life experiences and needs.

We believe that educational inclusion is about equal opportunities for all learners, whatever their age, gender, demographic group, ethnicity, additional need, attainment and background. We pay particular attention to the provision for and the achievement of different groups of learners:

  • Students from families that are financially disadvantaged (PP - Pupil Premium)
  • Students who arrive with below nationally expected ability in any area (LAPs)
  • Boys or Girls
  • Students from minority faiths, ethnicities, travellers, asylum seekers, refugees
  • Students who have English as an additional language (EAL)
  • Students who have Special Educational Needs or a Disability (SEND)
  • Students who are More Able
  • Students who are Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender or Inter-sex (LGBTI)
  • Students who are Looked After (CLA)
  • Young carers, sick children, children from families under stress


Click on the below links to read or download the documents:

Equality for Students Policy (VT)

Equal Opportunities Policy for Staff (VT)