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Equality Objectives

Equality Objectives

The Equality Act, 2010 requires us to publish specific and measurable equality objectives.

Our Equality Objectives are based on our analysis of data and other information gained through monitoring activities.  They aim to ensure equality of provision throughout the school community.

We will regularly review the progress we are making to meet these objectives.

Equality objective 1:

To increase the number of children achieving age related expectations in writing

Progress we are making on this objective:

Children have been identified and targeted. Performance Management targets for teachers have been agreed to raise attainment for specific children.  Using staff training sessions we are addressing individual needs through a Learning Journey approach to planning with closer monitoring and assessment against national objectives.

We have developed staff understanding of what high-quality writing looks like and how effective personalised feedback enables progress.  We have invested in creating and providing inspiring opportunities to stimulate all our children as writers. 

Equality objective 2:

All groups of pupils regularly attend school in line with National expectation and attendance for those causing concern is improving.

Progress we are making on this objective:

We regularly remind parents about what ‘good’ attendance is and the importance of punctuality in supporting children’s learning through newsletters and letters.  Good attendance is promoted weekly with all the children and rewarded during our Celebration Assembly.  Opportunities for provision for some children outside normal school hours have been implemented and we have introduced free-flow in the mornings to enable children to enter school building earlier whilst raising expectations of staff punctuality.  We continue to promote the message that all children should be within school grounds by 8.55am so that registers are now taken promptly across the school at 9 o’clock.

Attendance is monitored weekly and individual concerns are raised with parents.  We have introduced ‘graded’ letters to inform parents of concerns as necessary as well as Educational Welfare Officer referrals.