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EDI Statement

Kings Oak has two key expectations for our students. That they WORK HARD and BE KIND. This simple phrase aligns with our determination that all of our children will feel successful and exploit all the opportunities available to them in their future. We have high expectations of our colleagues as well as our children within a highly inclusive Academy.

Kings Oak Academy holds a long and deep commitment to welcoming diversity, examples of which are demonstrated on a day-to-day basis throughout the school. The culture of the school supports the aim to positively encourage EDI. Our specific diversity related objectives for 2022-23 include:-

1.Estblish an EDI working group within KOA to support EDI initiatives:

  • Working group established, including representation from across all three schools
  • Action plan is created with 3 key priority areas for the Academy

2.Establish a ‘Culture Club’ for students Y7 – Y11:

  • Colleagues have engaged with this offer and established a regular club, run weekly
  • Students have a safe and welcoming space to attend, discuss and celebrate different cultures, heritage and life experiences
  • Students have an opportunity to share their voice with staff
  • Students are able to share projects and initiatives that are important to them

3.Establish a Pupil Voice group on the Lower School site:

  • A staff member is in place to lead the group
  • Termly meeting dates are in place
  • Students have a safe and welcoming space to discuss and celebrate different cultures
  • Students have an opportunity to share their voice with staff and have an impact on decision making
  1. EDI agenda is considered within the wider curriculum areas (PSHE/I am a Citizen curriculum, Writing curriculum, History curriculum in the first instance):
  • CLF RE curriculum is consistently used to deliver RE Y1-6
  • Jigsaw is consistently used to deliver PSHE and enactment is regularly monitored.
  • No Outsiders books to be introduced and delivered as part of the PSHE curriculum
  • New Writing curriculum texts and Treasure Texts are used from Y1-6
  • Opportunities are identified within the Primary and Secondary History curriculum to make EDI links