The school is keen to make reasonable adjustments to enable equality of access for pupils and, where possible, staff, parents, governors and other visitors to the school. The Accessibilty Plan below gives an indication of the recent work to achieve this and plans for continuing improvement.
Equalities Information and Objectives – Reviewed 12/03/12
The school is committed to:-
- Elimination of discrimination, harassment and victimisation.
- Promoting equality of opportunity and fostering good relationships between different groups within the community.
As part of our effort to address these aims the school gathers and collates quantitative equality information about pupils and staff*, this information is reviewed annually but if the latest data are not available below, please contact the school office.
*Some data is not published due to the small size of the cohorts involved, although the school works to ensure that it is aware of, and addresses, any presenting issues.
A very small percentage of children at the school are classed as disabled, however medical needs and autistic spectrum disorders mean adjustments are made to some areas of the curriculum to allow these children full access. This differing provision is usually identified as part of developing the child’s individual education plan (IEP) within the school’s special educational need and disabilities processes.
Attendance and Attainment
Due to the small size of cohorts and protected groups the variations in these areas are difficult to track annually, although over time the school identified significant variation in the attainment of more able boys’ and girls’ especially in writing at KS2 and significant work has been done to address this trend. The school continues to focus on this area and is also tracking closely to establish whether recent gender variations in KS1 mathematics performance are cohort specific or indicative of a wider issue.
The school has worked with the cluster to put in place measures to improve pupil attendance relating to parental holidays within term time; however aside from medical conditions, there are no indications in the pupil data of any correlation between higher than average absence and protected groupings.
Almost no children have been excluded over recent years and whilst the data have been examined in the light of the equalities legislation, there are insufficient data to identify trends.
Extra-curricular Opportunities and Participation
The parental opportunities offered for parents and the wider community by the school Parent Teacher and Friends organisation have occasionally been somewhat exclusive (e.g. Ladies’ Pamper Evening) although membership of the committee is balanced. This is an area that the school will continue to monitor and will address if necessary.
Raise standards and engagement of all pupils, especially boys and higher attaining pupils.
Develop pupils’ understanding of the different cultures that make up modern Britain.
Link to Basic pupil characteristics.