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.
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:
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:
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.
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.
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.
|Implementation||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|
|Resources||Inset day- June to assess and review Long Term Plans for each age group||Staff Meeting Time for sharing new resources|
|Key Person||Head Teacher||PSHCE Lead|
|Evidence||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|
|Impact||Our children are educated and understand that they live in a society which is diverse and appreciate that everyone is different.|
|Implementation||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.|
|Resources||Timetable allocation||Timetable allocation with Learning Mentor ELSA|
|Pupil Premium Funding|
|Key Person||Head Teacher||Class Teacher|
|Target Tracker||Learning mentor and ELSA Records|
|Club Registers||Pupil Voice- Children can talk about their learning across all subjects of the curriculum|
|Impact||Children have the best possible opportunities to succeed and achieve.|
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