Astley Park School

Equality Statement and Objectives 2016- 17

Equality Statement

Astley Park School seeks to provide Equality of Opportunity for all members for the school community whatever their disability, age, gender, race, nationality, religion, marital status, maternity, sexual orientation or background. We recognize that people have different needs and treating them equally does not always mean treating them exactly the same. We recognize that some members of the school community will need additional support to enable them to fully access school services. We strive to challenge discrimination and prejudice at all levels in the school community.

Specific Duties

We have two Specific Duties under the 2010 Equality Act:

• To publish information to demonstrate our compliance with the general duty to

promote equality

• To prepare and publish one or more equality objectives

We have therefore prepared this document to show what we do to promote equality of opportunity and highlight the equality objectives we have prepared

School objectives 2016 – 17

Objective 1: To achieve the LCC BADGES  of Religion and Sexual Orientation

Objective 2: To raise awareness of different family structures

Objective 3: To recognize and celebrate religious diversity in different family structures

Review Process

The Deputy Head Teacher, Equality Champion and Equality Governor have specific responsibility for equality issues within school. The Leadership Team and Governors at Astley Park School regularly review the progress made towards meeting the identified equality objectives and will complete an evaluation and impact report which will be shared with all stakeholders and will be published on the school website.

Evaluation & Impact

 

Objective 1: To achieve the LCC BADGES  of Religion and Sexual Orientation

 

Evaluation & Impact: To be completed July 2017

 

Objective 2: To raise awareness of different family structures

 

Evaluation & Impact: To be completed July 2017

 

Objective 3: To recognize and celebrate religious diversity in different family structures

 

Evaluation & Impact: To be completed July 2017

                                                       

 

Astley Park School

Equality Statement and Objectives 2015-16

Equality Statement

Astley Park School seeks to provide Equality of Opportunity for all members for the school community whatever their disability, age, gender, race, nationality, religion, marital status, maternity, sexual orientation or background. We recognise that people have different needs and treating them equally does not always mean treating them exactly the same. We recognise that some members of the school community will need additional support to enable them to fully access school services.

Specific Duties

We have two Specific Duties under the 2010 Equality Act:

• To publish information to demonstrate our compliance with the general duty to

promote equality

• To prepare and publish one or more equality objectives

We have therefore prepared this document to show what we do to promote equality of opportunity and highlight the equality objectives we have prepared

School objectives 2015 -16

Objective 1: To achieve the LCC badges of  race, disability and gender

Objective 2: To tackle inappropriate language and behaviour relating to all areas of the equality strands

Annual Equality Information 2015-2016

Pupils on Role

162

Male

114

Female

48

Special Educational Needs

162

Free School Meals

41

English as Additional Language

8

Minority Ethnic Group

12

Cultural, faith and diversity

Christian 73: Muslim 6: No religion 44 Other: 10 Roman Catholic: 27 Hindu: 1 Mormon: 1

Looked After Children

5

Review Process

The Deputy Head Teacher, Equality Champion and Equality Governor have specific responsibility for equality issues within school. The Leadership Team and Governors at Astley Park School regularly review the progress made towards meeting the identified equality objectives and will complete an annual evaluation and impact report which will be shared with all stakeholders and will be published on the school website.

Evaluation & Impact

 

Objective 1: To achieve the LCC  Equality Mark badges in the following areas

 Race, Disability and Gender

Evaluation: The school has successfully achieved the three badges

Impact: Positive approaches regards race, disability and gender are actively promoted across school and mapped across the curriculum. Teachers and TAs are confident in actively promoting equality of opportunity in these three key areas across all lessons and throughout the school day. The purchase of new resources has also supported teaching and learning of equality.

 

Objective 2: To tackle inappropriate language and behaviour relating to all areas of the equality strands

Evaluation: Any cases of inappropriate language are rare; this is evident in the very low numbers of reported incidents of Racist or Homophobic language. All staff in school have actively challenged any such cases and pupils who have used inappropriate language have received 1:1 support to develop their understanding of the consequences of using inappropriate language.

Impact: Reports of inappropriate language in particular racist of homophobic are very low and continue to be low. Pupils who have used inappropriate language rarely go on to do so again due to the support they receive.