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Equality at Springfield

The Equality Act 2010 requires us to publish one or more specific and measurable equality objective. We aim to address areas where we need to take action to improve equality and tackle disadvantages.  We will regularly review the progress we are making to meet our equality objectives.

Equality Objectives 2020 – 2024

  • To track the achievement of all vulnerable pupil groups so staff are confident to discuss progress and provision.
  • To ensure the gap between vulnerable groups of children diminishes in line with national expectations and results.
  • To monitor and promote access for all groups of pupils to school enrichment activities
  • To work with the local authority to address the Black Lives Matter agenda in terms of provision in school using documents provided by the LA once published.
  • To work with the local authority to develop the practice of Therapeutic Thinking as a behaviour management tool.

To track the achievement of all vulnerable pupil groups so staff and governors are confident to discuss progress and provision.

To ensure the gap between vulnerable groups of children diminishes in line with national expectations and results.

Current Practice:

At the termly pupil review meeting the progress of every child is discussed and issues related to gender are discussed. There is an expectation that all children will achieve national standards at the end of KS2. 

The school uses ASP, Nexus and on -line data to identify vulnerable groups and action plans are in place to accelerate progress. Gender results are collated as a specific sub set and all data passed to the Head teacher. Reports linked to the term of birth are also collated and shared with the HT and assessment coordinator. All data reports are also shared with the Governor Curriculum committee and presented to the FGB.

Teachers will be responsible for providing evidence of progress in termly meetings for each of the vulnerable groups. Team leaders, the Deputy Head and Head teacher discuss results and formulate next steps in liaison with coordinators.

To monitor and promote access for all groups of pupils to school enrichment activities

Current practice:

  • The PE coordinators will be responsible for monitoring access to extracurricular activities.
  • At present this information cannot be collected due to the COVID pandemic and the suspension of all competitive sporting activities and present after school clubs (November 2020).
  • Information is reported to governors as part of the termly Sports Premium report at the FGB.

To work with the local authority to address the Black Lives Matter agenda in terms of provision in school using documents provided by the LA once published.

Current practice:

  • Teachers provide diverse and appropriate learning activities for children that develop understanding of different ethnic groups, beliefs and religions reflecting the diversity of the country.

Responsible for change: The SLT

  • The school will work in partnership with the LA to develop teaching materials that reflect the BLM agenda.
  • The school will work with the LA to implement the use of these materials in lessons to develop children’s understanding of the multi- cultural society in which they live.
  • The school will monitor the impact of these lessons through pupil interviews.
  • Governors will monitor provision as part of their Curriculum Committee on a termly basis and report to the FGB.

To work with the local authority to develop the practice of Therapeutic Thinking as a behaviour management tool to support all children.

Current practice:

  • The school has a very strong culture of behaviour support with the needs of individual pupils being well met.
  • The school has not had to make use of fixed term exclusion or a permanent exclusion since 2018.
  • The school has trained ELSA support assistants and also buys back into the Emotional Health Academy to support pupils.

Responsible for change: The SLT

  • The HT has completed the Therapeutic Thinking Training provided by the LA.
  • The HT will work with the SLT to review the school’s behaviour policy including the use of rewards and sanctions.
  • The HT will ensure that another member of the SLT is trained in Therapeutic Thinking
  • The HT will share information with all staff and governors as part of the Welfare Committee and at the FGB.
  • The SLT and governors will liaise with staff to ensure that as a school may make use of aspects of the Therapeutic tool kit appropriate to Springfield.

Equalities Policy

Equalities Document - information and objectives

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