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Equality Objectives

January 2019 – Grove Lea Primary School Equality Objectives from ‘Equality Act 2010’

From April 2012 all public bodies are required to publish at least one, or more, equality objectives. These equality objectives should be reviewed every 4 years.

Statement

At Grove Lea Primary School, we believe that diversity is a strength, which should be respected and celebrated by all those who are part of our community. We are committed to ensuring equality of opportunity for all children.  Inclusion at Grove Lea is about providing equality and excellence in order to promote the highest possible standards and enable all children to achieve their full potential. We aim to recognise and celebrate differences that exist amongst us, that we treat all people fairly and that we strive to eliminate discrimination wherever it might exist. We ensure that these intentions are known and understood by all staff and governors and wherever appropriate to all children and parents.

The principles underlying this statement:

· Discrimination on the basis of colour, origin, gender, ability, religious or political belief is unacceptable in this school.

· All members of the school community will ensure that school is a happy and caring environment and where respect for and appreciation of each other as individuals is a priority

· Our primary focus is to educate, develop and prepare all our children for life in a diverse society

 

 

Equality Act 2010

The Equality Act 2010 consolidates all previous equality legislation and all staff and leaders are fully responsible and committed to meet the requirements of this legislation.

Examples of how this will be achieved:

· Ensure all our practice and procedures are fair, non-discriminatory and do not put others at a disadvantage

· Ensure all reasonable steps are taken to see that all staff’s actions and behaviours are non-discriminatory)

· Ensure that equal opportunity is at the heart of everything we do to enable all children succeed and achieve.

Grove Lea Primary School

In January 2020 the Governing Body of Grove Lea Primary School have agreed upon the following equality objectives. These objectives will be monitored and progress evaluated annually. The objectives will be reviewed in January 2024 in line with statutory guidance.

 

Equality Objective

Rationale

To promote spiritual, moral, social and cultural development through all appropriate curricular opportunities, with particular reference to issues of equality and diversity

The school population and community is primarily all white British and does not reflect the cultural diversity within Britain. School must ensure that all children experience a diversity in order to fully understand equality.

To diminish differences between disadvantaged and non-disadvantaged pupils, particularly boys, in reading, writing and maths.

School data both internal and end of Key Stage 2 indicates that disadvantaged pupils perform less well and make less progress than non-disadvantaged pupils. School must develop new strategies in order to diminish differences between the two groups.

 

 

Equality Objective Intent

Implementation

Resources

Key Person

Evidence

Impact

To promote spiritual, moral, social and cultural development through all appropriate curricular opportunities, with particular reference to issues of equality and diversity.

Staff Training and CPD to be provided to all staff to develop understanding of SMSC.  The school have previously worked with Barnados LGTB

 

Continue to promote our Core Values- 4C’s

(Caring, Curious, Courageous, Collaborative)

 

Links made through the curriculum. Children To ensure curriculum coverage incorporates SMSC – assemblies, PSHE, curriculum and teach SMSC explicitly

 

Picture news to also be used as resource to promote British Values

Inset day- June to assess and review Long Term Plans for each age group

 

Staff Meeting Time for sharing new resources

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Picture News Subscription

Head Teacher

 

PSHCE Lead

Feedback from training sessions for staff.

 

Pupil Voice-Children to be able to talk about the components of SMSC.

 

Children to be aware of the school’s core values

 

Displays in school.

 

SMSC Books

Our children are educated and understand that they live in a society which is diverse and appreciate that everyone is different.

 

 

To close the gap between disadvantaged and non-disadvantaged pupils, so they catch up and keep up

To ensure all children have access to high quality teaching within the classroom

 

To ensure that intervention work is well planned and tailored to meet individual or group needs.

 

Use of our highly skilled Learning Mentor and Emotional Support Assistant to develop social and emotional skills.

 

‘Cultural Capital’

Subsidised curriculum enhancements- After school clubs and visits

 

 

 

 

Timetable allocation

 

 

 

Timetable allocation with Learning Mentor

ELSA

 

 

Pupil Premium Funding

Head Teacher

 

 

Class Teacher

 

 

Learning Mentor

 

 

 

Head Teacher

Planning

 

Children’s books

 

Target Tracker

 

Learning mentor and ELSA  Records

 

Club Registers

 

 

Pupil Voice- Children can talk about their learning across all subjects of the curriculum

Children have the best possible opportunities to succeed and achieve.

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