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At Southmead Primary School and Centre for Children and Families we are committed to ensuring equality of education and opportunity for all pupils, staff, parents and carers receiving services from the school, irrespective of race, gender, disability, faith or religion or socio-economic background. We aim to develop a culture of inclusion and diversity in which all those connected to the school feel proud of their identity and able to participate fully in school life.
The achievement of pupils will be monitored by race, gender and disability and we will use this data to support pupils, raise standards and ensure inclusive teaching. We will tackle discrimination by the positive promotion of equality, challenging bullying and stereotypes and creating an environment which champions respect for all. At Southmead Primary School and Centre for Children and Families we believe that diversity is a strength, which should be respected and celebrated by all those who learn, teach and visit here.
We do this by:
· Treating all those within the school community (e.g. pupils, staff, governors, parents and the community) as individuals with their own particular abilities, beliefs, challenges, attitudes, background and experience.
· Creating and maintaining a school ethos which promotes equality, develops understanding and challenges myths, stereotypes, misconceptions and prejudices.
· Encouraging everyone in our school community and Children’s Centre to gain a positive self-image and high self-esteem.
· Having high expectations for everyone involved with the whole school community.
· Promoting mutual respect and valuing each other’s similarities and differences and facing equalities issues openly and honestly.
· Monitoring and reviewing all the above to secure continuous improvement in all we do.
Equality Target for Southmead Primary School 2015/16
•To achieve the national average in boys writing in KS1/KS2
•To year on year narrow the gap between the attainment of disadvantaged and non-disadvantaged pupils, across the school but with a specific focus on key stage 1.
Progress against these targets at the end of Summer 2016:
1.Boys in KS2 achieved higher than the national average in writing with 83% (NA 68%) with 13% achieving greater depth (NA 11%)
2.Boys in KS1 achieved higher than the national average in writing with 71% (NA 59%) with 20% achieving greater depth (NA 10%)
3.In Key Stage 2, the gap between disadvantaged and national other achieving expected levels in 2015 was -20% in reading, -4% in writing and -11% in maths. In 2016, it was -21% in reading, +1% in writing and +8% in maths. Therefore the gap has closed in maths and writing but not in reading.
4.In Key Stage 2, the gap between disadvantaged and in school other achieving expected levels in 2015 (compared to all pupils not other) was 0% in reading, +3% in writing and -1% in maths. In 2016, it was -24% in reading, -8% in writing and -3% in maths. This represents a widening of the gap between disadvantaged and in school other.
5.In Key Stage 1, the gap between disadvantaged and national other achieving expected levels in 2015 was -18% in reading, -18% in writing and -21% in maths. In 2016, the gap had narrowed to -10% in reading, -2% in writing and -4% in maths. This represents very good progress in all areas.
6.In Key Stage 1, the gap between disadvantaged and in school other achieving expected levels in 2015 was -16% in reading, -23% in writing and -23% in maths. In 2016, it was -12% in reading, -6% in writing and -6% in maths. This represents very good progress in all areas.
Equality Target for Southmead Primary School 2016/17
1. To close the gap in attainment and progress, in reading, between boys and girls in KS2.
2.To ensure that all SEN children and children with low prior attainment make good or better progress.