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Equality Information and Objectives Statement - September 2017

Our school makes all members of our community feel welcome and valued. Our vision and values promote inclusion and equality and tackle discrimination. We have high expectations for all our pupils irrespective of their age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation. Our equalities statement is guided by some core principles:

  • Learners are all unique children who together are one;
  • We recognise and respect (PROUD) difference;
  • We show understanding, compassion and care to all
  • We foster positive attitudes and relationships and a shared sense of community and belonging;
  • We observe good practice in recruitment, retention and staff development;
  • We aim to reduce and challenge barriers to equality that already exist.

In line with the PSED (Public Sector Equality Duty) of the Equality Act 2010 we publish the following data:

Characteristic

Breakdown

Number of pupils

333    54% male  46% female

Number of staff

41      7% male     93% female

Number of governors

12      2  male       10 female

Religion

None denominational school

Attainment on entry

Around 60% of children enter in line with the national on entry in Readin, Writing and Maths from a catchment which extends beyond Callands.

Pupil Mobility

8% (26) of the current NOR joined the school during the last academic year from other schools.

2% (8) of the current NOR joined the school in September 2017 (excluding Reception)

3% (9) children left the school as they moved out of the area in the last academic year.

1% (3) of the current NOR left the school  in September 2017 

Free School Meals

Eligible for Pupil Premium

4% (14)

10% (33)

Ethnicity

77%  White British

5% Other White

0.3% Black African 

2% Indian 

2% Chinese

2% Pakistani

13% other ethnic groups combined

English as an additional language

14%

Special Educational Needs

13%

Average attendance rate

96%

Awards , accreditations, recognitions

National Support School

AfPE Award

BIG (Bullying Intervention Group) Award

School Games Silver Award

Stonewall Silver Champion

Committed to Inclusion Mark

Primary Geography Mark

Primary Languages Development Award

 

Our equality objectives 2017/8 (See additional Diveristy and Equalities Action Plan too)

General

To ensure we welcome different families, including those with same sex parents.

To promote spiritual, moral, social and cultural development through all appropriate curricular and extra-curricular opportunities (See SMSC Annual Planner) .  We aim to meet this objective with particular reference to issues of equality and diversity;

To ensure children have an understanding that the freedom to choose and hold other faiths and beliefs is protected in law through direct teaching and Collective Worship;

To nurture an acceptance that other people having different faiths or beliefs to oneself (or having none) should be accepted and tolerated, and should not be the cause of prejudicial or discriminatory behaviour through school policies (PROUD to be Kind and Caring Anti Bullying Policy), Collective Worship, display, RE, PSHE etc;

To enforce an understanding of the importance of identifying and combatting discrimination through focus weeks (EYFS Disability Week, One World Week, LGBT Week, Black History Week etc).

To reduce prejudice and increase understanding of equality through direct teaching across the curriculum, fundraising, active School Council etc;

To avoid deterministic notions of fixed ability and to model teaching and learning behaviours that develop a growth mindset and avoid labeling;

To promote cultural development and understanding through a rich range of experience, both in and beyond the school (See Annual Visits Plan and After School Club plan);

To eradicate prejudice related bullying in relation to the protected characteristics listed in the Equality Act 2010.

Specific

To create a policy to ensure separated parents are treated equally.

To ensure rights-respecting values underpin leadership and management, the whole school community learns about the Convention for  the Rights for the Child, the school has a rights-respecting ethos and children are empowered to become active citizens and learners to enable the school to achieve the Rights Respecting School Award.

To meet with parent representatives of our EAL children (as this is a growing number) to discuss inclusion.

To ensure the school can support and provide an appropariate environment for Trans children or gender varient children through the introduction of a toolkit.

To train three staff to become PROUD Trust Specialist staff.

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