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Equality

The Equality Act 2010 requires us to publish one or more specific and measurable equality objective. We aim to address areas where we need to take action to improve equality and tackle disadvantages.  We will regularly review the progress we are making to meet our equality objectives.

Equality objective 1: 

To monitor children who are identified with a disability (physical, medical or mental) and those at risk of having a disability which impacts on their life.

Progress we are making on this objective:

  • include in the termly reviews an assessment of the progress of children defined as having a disability and to establish whether the disability is causing the child to underachieve in any way.
  • To consult with parents.
  • Children whom the school feel may have a disability (but not a diagnosis) will also be on the list and their development will also be discussed at the termly review.
  • Class teachers will be responsible for providing termly assessments to ensure progress.
  • Class teachers will be responsible for ensuring interventions suggested by all of the professionals are carried out regularly, with the support of the SENCo and Head.

Equality objective 2: 

To extend the identification of economically disadvantaged children and those who have been disadvantaged in the past.

Progress we are making on this objective:

  • To ensure that the children identified make the appropriate 2 levels (6 sub levels) of progress in KS2 if Year 6.
  • To ensure progress of identified children using revised assessment and monitoring procedures.

Equality objective 3: 

To identify those children who are in danger of being discriminated against because of their religion, culture or ethnicity.

Progress we are making on this objective:

  • We teach core citizenship values using religious and non-religious materials to develop tolerance and understanding. Children whom the school feel may be at risk of discrimination will also be discussed and monitored at the termly reviews.

Equality objective 4: 

To ensure progress of children who are on the PPG register.

Progress we are making on this objective:

  • As well as those children on free school meals, we will also include those who have been on FSM within the last 6 years and service children.
  • We will include those who are at risk of being economically disadvantaged although do not fit the criteria above.
  • If required at the termly SEN/Inclusion meeting the behaviour of any identified children will be monitored to ensure that difficulties at home are not impacting on their behaviour or achievement in school.
  • The progress of children considered to be economically disadvantaged (and those at risk) will be considered as a group and ongoing records will be kept.
  • Class teachers will be responsible for providing termly assessments to ensure progress.
  • Class teachers will be responsible for ensuring interventions suggested by all of the professionals are carried out regularly, with the support of the SENCo.
  • Class teachers will be responsible for identifying further needs or problems arising for the children because of being economically disadvantaged.

This information and our objectives will be reviewed termly by the Governing Body’s Equalities Working Party. Outcomes will be feedback at the Full Governing Body meetings.