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Equality and Diversity

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Red Kite Learning Trust is committed to advancing equality of opportunity, fostering good relations as well as eliminating discrimination, harassment and victimisation.

We oppose all forms of unlawful or unfair discrimination, whether because of age, ethnicity, disability, gender, religion and belief, and sexual identity or any other condition or requirement which places a person at disadvantage and cannot be justified. The impact of all policies, practices and day-to-day activities are considered to ensure that no member of the community is discriminated against or put at a disadvantage.

Equality Policy     Crawshaw Equality Annual Report May 2022


Crawshaw Academy is proud to be the first secondary school to achieve the Stage 1 commitment certificate for the RED Award. The assessors were pleased with the breadth of our action plan and we look forward to moving through this award over the next year.  You can find out more about the award here Red Kite Learning Trust - RED Award ( By using this Award as a framework, we are learning and developing as a community; ensuring that our school community is inclusive of all our students and staff.

The Award Provides

  • a framework within which schools can evaluate their current provision in terms of equality, diversity, respect for individuals and community cohesion;
  • a route map to help schools to build on what they already do well, to plan actions to strengthen their provision and to embed a cohesive, inclusive, respectful ethos across the entire school;
  • a vehicle for schools to celebrate the richness and diversity of the whole school community, as well as the school’s collective achievements in this area of its provision.

The Red Kite Alliance RED Award also supports schools to meet their statutory duties, including those which fall under The Equality Act 2010.

The award is exclusive to Red Kite Alliance schools.

Support will be provided for schools to work towards achieving:

  • The Certificate of Commitment to Equality & Diversity (approx. 3-6 months)
  • The Red Kite Alliance RED Award (a further 12-18 months)

We want to be sure that our Crawshaw values of Excellence, Purpose and Ambition are achievable for all our students and staff, regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion, sexual orientation or gender identity.

We strive for success through...


We strive to improve and progress each day, allowing ourselves to achieve our personal best.


We apply reason to all that we do, determined to achieve our goals.


We have the desire and enthusiasm to aim higher, with motivation to success in our plans for the future.


Equality Objectives

In accordance with the Equality Act (2010), we have published a series of Equality Objectives to build upon our achievements. Our current Equality Objectives (2022-2026) include the following key objectives:

  1. To ensure that all our students have equal access to an appropriately challenging curriculum, which will lead to social mobility and employability.

  2. To further develop our school community's knowledge of all protected characteristics through engaging and relevant training and resources.

  3. To work with students to overcome barriers to learning from socio-economic deprivation and mental health issues, allowing all students to thrive within a culture of success.

  4. To have clear processes for reporting, recording and analysing participation, sanctions and rewards.  This will support in the identification of issues surrounding equality and diversity, allowing for early intervention.


Please visit the Crawshaw Academy - Red Kite Learning Trust - Our Policies page for copies of relevant policies.

Crawshaw Academy is part of Red Kite Learning Trust, a charitable company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales with company number 7523507, registered office address: Red Kite Office, Pannal Ash Road, Harrogate, HG2 9PH

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