Equalities and Additional Interventions

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Pupil Premium

For details regarding Westminster Academy's use of Pupil Premium funding, please see our 2023-2024 Pupil Premium Strategy Statement, linked below.  It outlines our pupil premium strategy, how we intend to spend the funding in this academic year and the effect that last year’s spending of pupil premium had within our school.

16 to 19 Tuition Fund Statement 2023-2024

Westminster Academy has been allocated funding of £8,517 for the 16 to 19 tuition during 2023-24 and is committed to using the funding in accordance with relevant government guidance. 

All students in the Sixth Form at Westminster Academy take a Level 3 course in Mathematics as part of either their IB Diploma Programme or IB Career-related Programme. Learning in mathematics has been found to have been the subject most affected by the discontinuities of learning since the pandemic. These funds will therefore be used to pay for small group tuition for Year 13 mathematicians working towards completion of the Mathematics Applications and Interpretations IB standard level course. The funding will support an additional hour of tuition throughout the period from October 2023 to April 2024. It will be directed towards students who are in receipt of the 16-19 discretional bursary. 

The planned programme involves small group tuition of no more than four students to be given one hour per week of additional mathematics during term time. This will be outsourced to an external tutoring agency. Additional small group support can be provided in either the October, February or April holidays and will be staffed by a mathematics teacher on the Academy staff.

Equal Opportunities

Westminster Academy's Equal Opportunities policy can be found below. We are committed to ensuring our school meets the aims of the public sector equality duty, with regard to the need to:

  • Eliminate discrimination, harassment, victimisation and any other conduct that is prohibited by or under the Equality Act 2010
  • Advance equality of opportunity between persons who share a relevant protected characteristic and persons who do not share it
  • Foster good relations between persons who share a relevant protected characteristic and persons who do not share it

Strategies across all aspects of Academy life help us to achieve these aims, such as a curriculum which champions diversity, staff training, displays that celebrate diverse communities; and we conduct annual audits of these areas. Furthermore:

  • BRONZE E&C logoWestminster Academy is proud to work with Educate and Celebrate to become an LGBTQ+ inclusive school.
  • We were a UCL Beacon School in Holocaust Education 2020-2021.
  • Staff work towards a Black Lives Matter Charter, created following consulation among educators as a commitment to our goals with regards to diversity.
  • In 2022-23, WA adopted an Anti-Racism policy (linked below) that was developed via a whole school discussion process in 2021-22.   
  • We work with organisations such as Solutions Not Sides and the Naz Legacy Trust to provide meaningful opportunities for students to explore and discuss equality of opportunity.

Read more in our Equal Opportunities Policy and our Race Equality Impact Assessment, available to download below.