In accordance with the school vision and mission statement the school undertakes to:
• Respect the equal human rights of all of our pupils
• Educate them about equality
• Respect the equal rights of our staff and other members of the school community.
In order to support the above, we work on specific equality objectives, in accordance with the Equalities Act 2010 which enable us to focus on those areas where we have agreed to take action to improve equality and tackle disadvantages.
Our current targets are:
Target 1: To gain a greater awareness of disability to ensure that all pupils are able to access the curriculum and develop at their own pace, with a staff that understand how to provide appropriate support.
- We currently have over 20% of the school community on the special educational needs register
- We have more specific disabilities within the school community- e.g cerebral palsy
- We have increased numbers of children who require emotional support within the school
- Train staff on disability sport so that they can lead PE sessions with the children and provide a greater understanding and awareness through PE
- Link disability sport to PE week and invite a paralympian into school to support the children's understanding further.
- Make disability sport a feature within the PE curriculum
- Ensure that we have a trained mental health first aider in the school
- Make staff more aware of issues related to mental health and how we can support children further
- Create a mental health policy which highlights how we will support children's mental health within school
- Improve the way we provide intervention in the school to support children's mental health
- To ensure that we uphold and develop the dyslexia principles in the school further
- To ensure that we train staff further on supporting specific disabilties within the school
- To continue to promote children's understanding of disability and accepting differences through PHSCE and assemblies
Target 2: To further promote pupil, staff and parental voice to ensure that we listen to and address any areas where equality doesn't sufficiently exist.
- So that the whole school community feels a part of decisions that are made within the school and to ensure that areas, that may not be obvious, where change needs to happen, does.
- To capture voice in ways beyond a questionnaire so that staff, parents and pupils feel listened to in other ways- staff meetings, parental workshops, pupil groups
- To involve staff, parents and children more in changes that need to be made within the school to make it even better
- To improve the work of the school council in school and for the school council to meet with another school council to share ideas
- To look at how we can promote children's rights; how they are valued and promoted by considering how to become a UNICEF rights respecting school