Equality and Diversity

Equality Objectives

 

Norwood Primary School is committed to ensuring equality of provision throughout the school community. To achieve this, our equality objectives are as follows:

 

  • To establish effective systems to communicate the school’s equality duties.
  • To ensure that all pupils make progress including vulnerable groups.
  • To ensure that there are sufficient opportunities within the school’s curriculum to address equalities issues.
  • To continue to ensure that displays are reflective of the school community.
  • To monitor bullying and harassment of pupils and staff by race, disability and gender, and is this information used to make a difference to the experience of other pupils.
  • To ensure that all pupils are given similar opportunities with regards to clubs.
  • To allow equal access to information for all parents/carers.
  • To ensure the school environment is as accessible as possible to pupils, staff and visitors to the school.

Target

Action

How the impact of the action will be monitored

Responsible person (s)

Timeframes

 

To establish effective systems to communicate the school’s equality duties.

 

Disseminate the School Equality Plan through the school website, newsletter, staff meetings, briefings etc.

Include questions relating to the School Equality Plan in the annual survey of parents.

Discussions with pupils during circle time and School Council meetings.

Head Teacher

Teachers

Autumn 2017 – share plan and ethos.

Spring – Audit p/c

Summer – Audit children

 

To ensure that all pupils make progress including vulnerable groups

 

Develop how we cross reference groups e.g. pupils who fit into more than one group.

Engage in whole school provision mapping.

Analyse groups rigorously, identifying gaps and addressing provision accordingly.

Further develop teachers’ use of data in targeting pupil’s needs.

Further develop the middle leaders use of data in creating action plans to address particular needs and monitoring impact.

Following on from SEND review to complete the action plan.

 

Through scheduled Evaluating and Monitoring activities, regularly analyse assessment data to judge the success of the planned interventions (adapting provision where needed).

 

Subject Leaders, SENCo, Head Teacher Assessment Leader, Teachers

 

As per whole school diary overview of monitoring and evaluating activities, including half termly pupil progress meetings and moderation meetings.

 

To ensure that there are sufficient opportunities within the school’s curriculum to address equalities issues.

Consider coverage of equalities issues in mapping out the New Curriculum, adding to where needed.

Ensure that through PHSE lessons all children learn about racism and equality issues in general.

Use of SEALS materials for class based assembly coverage.

New curriculum to be reviewed at the end of next academic year.

 

Increase in pupils’ participation, confidence and achievement.

Pupils understanding to have improved.

Pupil discussions.

PSHCE leaders subject report and analysis.

 

PSHCE Leader

Head Teacher

Phase Leaders

Mapping in Autumn 1 to consider full coverage of issues at an age appropriate level.

Pupil discussion for PSHCE leader mid-year report and end of year report.

 

To continue to ensure that displays are reflective of the school community.

Continued coverage of a wealth of subject areas with diverse links and displays linked to EAL etc.

Monitor pupil’s responses to the school environment in pupil surveys.

SLT to carry out learning walks and ensure coverage.

To add pictures to labels where appropriate for EAL/SEND pupils.

To monitored the change in intake and adapt.

Leadership Team

Ongoing through learning walks, pupil discussion and display portfolio.

To monitor bullying and harassment of pupils and staff by race, disability and gender, and is this information used to make a difference to the experience of other pupils

 

Continue to record incidents in class and playground diaries.

Continue to make Local Authority returns on required information.

Ensure that Governors are aware of data and any relevant actions / changes made.

Close monitoring of the data – analysis to judge the success of response.

Head Teacher

Ongoing

Benchmarking each half term celebration assembly.

Termly returns to LA.

To ensure that all pupils are given similar opportunities with regards to clubs.

 

Survey children over interests regarding clubs.

Support attendance of external clubs through use of Sports Funding and Pupil Premium.

Monitor club registers and attendance.

Target specific children, including vulnerable children, to ensure engagement with enrichment activities.

Monitor registers and attendance.

Tracking of PP and SP funding.

Pupil Discussions and surveys.

 

Clubs Leader

Half termly review to inform future provision.