Equality Objectives

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Objective 1: To close the gap in achievement for Disadvantaged learners.

Why we have chosen this objective: Historic issue in Statutory data.

To achieve this objective we plan to:

  1. Create and develop an Inclusion Hub to increase the impact of the spending of Pupil Premium.
  2. Support learners through additional interventions and work with specialists e.g. Emotion Coaches.
  3. Work closely with the most vulnerable families to support parents and in turn increase life chances for learners.
  4. Develop a whole school ethos and culture, through Attachment Aware, that supports vulnerable learners.
  5. Develop teaching and coaching practices to enable staff to improve outcomes for vulnerable learners.  

Progress we are making towards this objective:

The Inclusion Hub is now established and is supporting disadvantaged pupils across the school. High impact interventions are targeted towards data threads at each data point. Staff have received Emotion coaching training, and this is developing across the school. The Inclusion Hub work closely with vulnerable families through Early Help and Initial Early Help as well as in Family Links sessions and more informal support and advice as needed. All stakeholders have received Attachment and Early trauma awareness training. Coaching is established with the teaching staff across the school and ensures that progress during learning time is maximised.

As a result of this, on average disadvantaged pupils across the school are making better than typical progress in Reading and Maths and typical progress in writing.

Next steps:

  • Further emotion coaching training and clinic session with the Virtual School Educational Psychologist
  • Disadvantaged review with the Local Authority
  • Coaching for support staff
  • Focus on intervention to address writing support

Objective 2: To improve achievement of learners with SEND.

Why we have chosen this objective: Historic issue in Statutory data.

To achieve this objective we plan to:

  1. Create and develop an Inclusion Hub to increase support for learners with SEND.
  2. Support learners through high quality Inclusion Assistants, additional interventions and work with specialists.
  3. Work closely with families to support parents and in turn increase life chances for learners.
  4. Develop a whole school ethos and culture, through Attachment Aware, that supports SEND learners.
  5. Develop teaching and coaching practices to enable staff to improve outcomes for SEND learners.    

Progress we are making towards this objective:

The Inclusion Hub is now established and is supporting SEND pupils across the school. Interventions are analysed within an Asses, Plan, Do, Review cycle and are high impact. Where progress is not evident for individual pupils, we use a multi-agency approach to support pupils or move forward with statutory assessment. Structured conversations are sued each term to gather and provide advice from families. All pupils have at least one target that focuses on developing independence and during the review their aspirations are gathered, along with their views on the support that they receive. Coaching is established with the teaching staff across the school and ensures that progress during learning time is maximised.

As a result of this, SEND pupils as a group are making the strongest progress that we have seen to date. 

Next steps:

  • Further emotion coaching training and clinic session with the Virtual School Educational Psychologist
  • SEND Coaching focus for identified staff focusing on effectively removing barriers to learning
  • Purchase SLCN screening tool for KS1&KS2

Objective 3: To reduce the impact of gender stereotyping and to support all genders equally.

Why we have chosen this objective: National agenda e.g. girls in STEM and trans-questioning/transgender children.

To achieve this objective we plan to:

  1. Raise awareness of staff regarding gender and stereotyping through research and training.
  2. Staff and pupils to consider and implement changes to make the school more gender neutral.
  3. Raise awareness of pupils through quality PSHE (Jig-Saw), special visitors and events, challenging all stereotypical language and views.
  4. Provide quality STEM activities for girls through the Primary Science Quality Mark (PSQM), clubs, visitors, Career days and experiences.

Progress we are making towards this objective:

A Professional Development Meeting (PDM) took place to focus on addressing inequality in language and a whole school zero tolerance approach by all stakeholders to the use of gender stereotyping language e.g. babe.  We have also focused phrases that encourage toxic masculinity e.g. man up, don’t be a girl. EY sports day was gender neutral this year and was very successful.  High quality Jigsaw sessions challenge pupils’ views and explore assumptions about gender.  The PSQM was achieved.

Next steps:

  • Female focus during science and engineering week

Whole school gender neutral Sports Day

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