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Mark Hall Academy, First Avenue, Harlow, Essex, CM17 9LR  |  Tel: 01279 866280

  •  Mark Hall Academy demonstrates a clear commitment to the promotion of diversity and equality as highlighted in its Development Plan and other policies and related documents.
  • Mark Hall Academy aims to create a fair and just school community that promotes social inclusion, community cohesion and equality that respects diversity and which challenges and acts upon all forms of discrimination and inequality, including bullying.
  • Mark Hall Academy works actively to celebrate difference and challenge racism, sexism, homophobia and all other forms of prejudice.
  • The Academy takes positive action to promote racial harmony and to promote positive attitudes towards life in a multicultural and multi-ethnic and multi-faith school, through assemblies, the curriculum and special projects throughout the year.
  • There is a continuous focus to ensure that all students have equal opportunities to achieve to the best of their ability regardless of their gender, ethnic or racial background, religion, ability or sexuality.
  • We actively promote the British Values of tolerance, fairness, respect for other faiths, and the rule of law and democracy. Our Academy Shared Values and Learning Ethos underpin our whole school behaviour and rewards system.



Equalities Document


Mark Hall Academy – Equality Objectives 2016 – 2018

Equality objective 1: By July 2018, 90% of the staff will feel confident in responding effectively to prejudice-related bullying, as shown by the annual staff survey

Equality objective 2: The percentage of Pupil Premium (PP) and SEND students meeting their EOY or KS4 targets in the basics will increase year on year and continue to close the gaps that exist between different groups of pupils, particularly PP and SEND

Equality objective 3: The attendance rates of key groups of pupils will improve year on year to meet a target of

Pupil Premium 94-95% attendance by the end of 2017-18 (92.4% 2016 – 17)

SEND 94-95% attendance by the end of 2017-18 (93.4% 2016-17)

N.B. Attendance All 2016 -17 was 95%

Equality objective 4: Fixed term exclusions for SEND are reduced year on year; data shows that SEND students are not disproportionally excluded compared to non-SEND

Equality objective 5: Audit and then extend our enrichment and extra-curricular offer in order to widen participation; track participation rates of key groups of students (particularly PP, SEND, boys, girls) so that participation of particular groups in a range of academy activities and trips increases from baseline year on year.