Equalities Information

 

Equality Objectives 2016-2019

 

Equality objectives (focused on outcomes rather than processes)

  1. Attainment
  • To ensure, through focused monitoring, that there is no imbalance in attainment by gender and/or from children with a SEN or on FSM.  Similarly – from children of different ethnic groups or EAL
  • To move beyond deterministic notion of fixed ability and to model teaching and learning behaviours that avoid labelling
  1. Attendance
  • To ensure that all groups, particularly potentially vulnerable groups, achieve the school’s target attendance of 96%
  1. Disability
  • To ensure that all children refrain from using language, which is discriminatory.  A focus on ‘ability’ not ‘disability’
  1. Extra-curricular activities
  • To monitor the take up of extra-curricular activities by different groups of pupils
  1. To promote spiritual, moral, social and cultural development through all appropriate curricular and extra-curricular opportunities.  We aim to meet the objective with particular reference to issues of equality and diversity
  1. To eradicate prejudice related bullying in relation to the protected characteristics listed in the Equality Act 2010

 

Access Plan 2016-2019 

 

Actions (focused on outcomes rather than processes)

Improvements in access to the curriculum

 

  • Ensure that all pupils can access opportunities provided by the new 2014 curriculum
  • Audit whether after school activities are fully accessible to disabled pupils
  • Monitor, using SIMS,  the progress of children on the SEN register
  • Monitor progress of children on SEN register via classroom observations

Physical improvements to increase access to education and associated services

  • Headteacher and governing body will assess the building aspects of the accessibility plan ensuring full access to all areas of the school
  • SENDCo will monitor the need for updated equipment to support learning

Improvements in the provision of information in a range of formats for disabled pupils

  • School SENDCo and her team will undertake an audit of staff’s training needs and work with the SLT to ensure that they are met

 

Community Cohesion Plan 2016-2019

 

Actions (focused on outcomes rather than processes)

Teaching, learning and the curriculum

 

  • Create a curriculum map to identify where links with the local community, communities across the UK and global dimensions already exist
  • Identify where links could be further developed to support teaching and learning
  • Build further links with local primary and secondary schools to further enhance provision

Equity between groups in school, where appropriate

  • Audit community cohesion activities to ensure that each year group has equal access to community opportunities appropriate to their age group
  • Provide further opportunities for pupils to appreciate their own culture and celebrate the diversity of other cultures

Engagement with people from different backgrounds, including extended services

  • Ensure children have the opportunity to work with children from other schools to further develop cohesion within the community
  • Invite visitors from other faiths into school and arrange visitors to places of worship