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Equality Objectives

Equality


At Broomwood Primary School our mission is: To create a positive, enjoyable atmosphere, to inspire all to learn and grow.

In line with our mission statement, we want to ensure that equality exists within our school in order that all children are included effectively and that they are all supported to achieve their best.

In line with new regulations, we have published the equality objectives below that we will be working on over the next couple of years. This page will be updated to indicate what we have done to meet these objectives so far.

BROOMWOOD PRIMARY SCHOOL

EQUALITY INFORMATION AND OBJECTIVES

 

 

Equality Objective

MUTUAL RESPECT - To promote the ‘British value’ of mutual respect within the school community - with a focus on race, religion, age and disability.

Why?

  • Our school make up is changing – with an increase in children with EAL –and an increasing number of children recorded as having ‘no religion’.
  • Our number of SEND pupils is above national average.
  • Our data shows that 25% of our pupils are of non-white or mixed racial heritage.

How?

  • Anti Bullying Week November 2014 – emphasis on RESPECT, drawing on a variety of aspects – racism, e-safety, homophobia, religions and belief systems.  All classes will produce a DVD to highlight work which will be showcased to parents.  Children will be given wrist bands to wear, bearing the word ‘RESPECT.’
  • EAL co-ordinator appointed and links made with local hub of schools, September 2014.  Links with LA in terms of de-delegated fund 2013-14.  The school will buy into further support packages, when required.
  • Plan to set up EAL talk buddies within the school community, where older pupils with more experience of using the English language support younger EAL pupils.
  • Links with Pictor Special School.  Children from our school to participate in joint yoga activities and performances (dance, drama, song) to enable our pupils to learn about equality, diversity and difference and to show understanding of others.
  • Respect for the older generation, especially older members of our community on the Broomwood estate.  Children support at the local care home by delivering yoga, singing at Christmas, inviting residents to school shows and sharing work – e.g. war poems on 11th November 2014.  All pupils in upper KS2 will create poppies for the community.
  • Ensuring parents demonstrate respect for others from different faiths or races.  This will be delivered by drawing up parental contracts for behaviour, if necessary and by promoting the slogan ‘Don’t be a bystander’ in terms of language used.

Outcome?

 

 

 

 

Equality Objective

SELF RESPECT – To promote self respect and safety – in terms of religion, belief, disability or sex.

Why?

  • We need to ensure that staff are continually updated on safeguarding and that children know how to keep themselves safe.

How?

  • To ensure that all of the safeguarding team have completed the online training on female genital mutilation and that this has been cascaded to staff in order that all members of the school community know what signs to look for and the procedures they must follow if they have concerns.  To ensure that pupils know that this is a form of abuse and to ensure that they know how to protect themselves.
  • To provide support to pupils who require additional provision for their SEMH – social, emotional and mental health - needs.  This is via quality first class teacher responsibility as well as the SENCO linking with the SCIP – Social Care in Partnership – school based Social Worker and the School Nurse.  School has also contracted in a member of staff from the Longford Park Behaviour Outreach Team who works with pupils and families to improve opportunities for pupils to attain well, managing their emotions and circumstances more effectively – which can often impact on academic performance, if left unsupported.
  • To provide counselling opportunities for children who are experiencing difficulties within their home/school circumstances.
  • To have ‘drop in sessions’, workshops open to parents and children to support them at times of difficulty, e.g. bereavement, family separation.
  • Safeguarding is incorporated within the curriculum for PSHE (Personal, Social and Health Education), SRE (Sex and Relationships Education), and assemblies, so that children understand what abuse is and what they should do if they are experiencing it.   Promotion of Childline number and NSPCC Pants rule.

Outcome?

 

 

Our School Community – Pupils

October 2014: 287 pupils on roll, from YR to Y6, excluding the pupils in Nursery and Pre-School.

Information has been gathered from SIMS under the following headings:

Ethnic Categories

 

No

%

 

No

%

Black African

10

3.5

Indian

8

2.8

White & Black African

3

1

Pakistani

1

0.3

Black Caribbean

1

0.3

Any other mixed

8

2.8

White & Black Caribbean

6

2.1

Any other

12

4.2

Any other Black

3

1

Any other White

11    )

3.8

Chinese

5

1.7

White Irish

2     )  214 (74.6%)

0.7

White & Asian

6

2.1

White British

201  )

70.3

Any other Asian

5

1.7

Refused

1

0.3

Info Not Obtained

4

1.4

Total

287

100%

 

Religion and belief

  1. Christian

54

5. Jewish

2

  1. Church of England

59

6. Muslim

19

  1. Roman Catholic

18

7. Other

3

  1. Hindu

3

8. No Religion

129 (44.9%)

1-3 totalled:

131 (45.6%)

Total

287

 

Home Language

Albanian

5

Persian/Farsi

6

Arabic

5

Polish

3

Chinese

4

Russian

1

English

243 (84.7%)

Turkish

1

French

1

Urdu

3

Hindi

2

Classification  pending

12

Igbo

1

Total

287 (EAL/unclassified=15.3%)

 

Gender/Free School Meals

Boys

149

Girls

138

Full time pupils, excluding Nursery

287

Free School Meals

89 (31%)

Boys on FSM

57 (38%)

Girls on FSM

32 (23%)

 

SEN D – Summer Term 2014

Statement

5 (all boys)

SEN Support

78 (59 boys)

Total pupils

287

Total SEN

84 (29%): Boys 64 (44%)

Areas of need:

Physical

4

Visual

3

Behaviour

17

Hearing

4

SpLD/other learning

41

Speech & Language

27

(N.B. some children have multiple needs)

             

 

Equality Data 2014 – Summary

287 FT pupils (YR-6)

Race

25.4% non-white or no information         

74.6% white             

Religion

9.4% other faiths                       

90.6% Christian or no religion

Home Language

15.3% EAL or unclassified                        

84.7% English

FSM

38.3% boys; 23.2% girls                                

31.0% overall

SEND

43.6% boys; 13.7% girls                          

29.3% overall

 

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