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 to 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.

Grove Lea Equality Objectives

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

Rationale

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.

Rationale

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

To promote spiritual, moral, social and cultural development through all appropriate curricular opportunities, with particular reference to issues of equality and diversity.
ImplementationStaff Training and CPD to be provided to all staff to develop understanding of SMSC. The school have previously worked with Barnados LGTBContinue 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 explicitlyPicture news to also be used as resource to promote British Values
ResourcesInset day- June to assess and review Long Term Plans for each age groupStaff Meeting Time for sharing new resources
Key PersonHead TeacherPSHCE Lead
EvidenceFeedback 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
ImpactOur 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.
ImplementationTo 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.
ResourcesTimetable allocationTimetable allocation with Learning Mentor ELSA
Pupil Premium Funding
Key PersonHead TeacherClass Teacher
Learning Mentor
EvidencePlanningChildren’s books
Target TrackerLearning mentor and ELSA Records
Club RegistersPupil Voice- Children can talk about their learning across all subjects of the curriculum
ImpactChildren have the best possible opportunities to succeed and achieve.

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