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Equality Objectives

Equality Objectives 2016-2017

  1. To increase parental involvement in different aspects within school.
  2. To continue to raise awareness of gifted and talented pupils and how to effectively support them in class.
  3. By July 2017 continue to narrow the gap in attainment between disadvantaged pupils and other pupils in all subjects.
  4. To ensure disadvantaged pupils reach the expected standard and are close to or above national figures for other pupils.
  5. To raise awareness of the new English Proficiency assessment criteria and how to effectively support children with low English Proficiency data results.
  1. We aim to continue to develop and strengthen relationships with parents. We aim to continue increasing parental involvement in different aspects within school, including trips, after school clubs, language support, special school events, assemblies and curriculum workshops.
  2. Staff continue to use the method of identifying Gifted and Talented pupils which was developed with the support of our local authority advisor in 2015 to identify Gifted and Talented children within their classes. We need to continue to support staff in providing challenge for the children identified and ensure the appropriate resources are in place.
  3. Our End of Key Stage 1 2016 data shows a significant difference between the attainment of our disadvantaged pupils and other pupils at the expected standard. We need to continue focusing on targeting PPF children with extra intervention groups such as Talking Maths and Talking Partners. These groups run regularly each week and are led consistently by the same member of staff.
  4. In line with our new assessment criteria, Local Authority and government expectations, all pupils including disadvantaged pupils are expected to reach the expected standard. Greater depth in all subjects by higher able ability children also needs to be maintained. Regular INSET and training for Maths and English, along with other subject areas such as Phonics and Science support staff in developing their knowledge and skills and providing new ideas on how best to deliver curriculum content.
  5. During this academic year the criteria for EAL assessment has changed. Staff will need to be made aware of the new changes for assessing ‘English Proficiency’ and will have an INSET dedicated to this. The data will then support staff in highlighting areas for development and help us to think of next steps in developing pupils English Proficiency in school to ensure they can meet the curriculum alongside their peers. Resources will be shared with school staff which they can use when working with children who achieve a lower assessment within their English Proficiency.