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Equalities Statement

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Equalities Statement

At Wells Park School we aim to make all members of our community feel welcome and valued. Our vision and values promote inclusivity and equality and tackle discrimination. We have high expectations for all our pupils irrespective of race, creed, gender or disability. Our equalities statement is guided by some core principles:

  • All learners are of equal value
  • We recognise and respect difference
  • We foster positive attitudes and relationships and a shared sense of community and belonging
  • We observe good practice in recruitment, retention and staff development
  • We aim to reduce and challenge barriers to equality that already exist.

In line with the PSED (Public Sector Equality Duty) of the Equality Act 2010 we publish the following data:

Characteristic

Breakdown

Number of pupils

56

Number of staff

46      20% male 80% female

Number of governors

 10      70% male 30% female

Religion

n/a

Attainment on entry

Significantly below age related equivalent

Pupil Mobility

Moderate. We serve the entirety of Essex

Free School Meals

72%

Ethnicity

95% White British

English as an additional language

0%

Special Educational Needs

100%

Average attendance rate

95%

All figures updated as of October 2019

Our equality objectives 2018-20

General

  • To promote spiritual, moral, social and cultural development through all appropriate curricular and extra-curricular opportunities.  We aim to meet this objective with particular reference to issues of equality and diversity

 

  • To reduce prejudice and increase understanding of equality through direct teaching across the curriculum

 

 

  • To move beyond deterministic notions of fixed ability and to model teaching and learning behaviours that develop a growth mindset and avoid labelling

 

  • To promote cultural development and understanding through a rich range of experience, both in and beyond the school

 

 

  • To eradicate prejudice related bullying in relation to the protected characteristics listed in the Equality Act 2010.

Specific

  • To ensure all our work with parents and minority groups is sustained and developed
  • To sustain our focus on interventions and teaching styles that work to narrow the gap between pupil premium and non-pupil premium children
  • To develop the advocacy model of governance and ensure it is more central to our governing body meetings
  • To support our minority of LAC children and their parents
  • To ensure the effective inclusion of our growing minority of ASD pupils.

 

Progress update March 2019

 

Our equality objectives 2018-20

Progress update March 2019

  • To ensure all our work with parents and minority groups is sustained and developed
  • Our family liaison officer continues to work closely with our parents and developing initiatives that seek to improve this aspect of our offer

 

  • To sustain our focus on interventions and teaching styles that work to narrow the gap between pupil premium and non-pupil premium children
  • We have introduced ‘Mathletics’ and ‘Book Club’ this year to support teachers in closing the gap between our PPG and non-PPG pupils. We are currently seeking to appoint an intervention teacher for 2 days per week

 

  • To develop the advocacy model of governance and ensure it is more central to our governing body meetings
  • As a school-governance partnership we are exploring the various merits and methods of introducing a model of advocacy

 

  • To support our minority of LAC children and their parents
  • Working in partnership with our Family Liaison Office, our Deputy Headteacher continues to support, monitor and explore new initiatives to best support our LAC children

 

  • To ensure the effective inclusion of our growing minority of ASC pupils
  • We have recruited an ASC trained teacher who now leads on ASC awareness training for our existing staff as well as teaching a class of children, some of which have a diagnosis of ASC

 

 

 

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