This report sets out the main activities and achievements during September 2014 – July 2015 by our school to promote equalities for pupils, parents and staff and to promote good community relations.
As required by The Equality Act our school has a duty to
Draw up a strategic equality plan
Publish and prepare equality objectives
Produce and publish a report by 31st March each year
This is our annual equality report for the year 2014- 2015
Introduction and Background
During 2014 and 2015 we re-visited our strategic equality plan by gathering data and information from a variety of sources available to us with regard to the people with protected characteristics in our school and community. Further details of the consultation and equality objectives are in the plan.
Staff attended training provided by Flintshire County Council and reviewed school policies in line with the Equality Act 2010
Data from PLASC was used to inform our equalities objectives by identifying potential inequalities.
We consulted with pupils on our school council, governors, staff, parents and wider school community. Reference was made to WLGA guidance documents which included national reports and research. This helped us promote equality eliminate discrimination and foster good relations.
We identified differences in attainment between girls and boys in certain year groups and differences in attainment between different groups of pupils such as FSM ALN EAL and have put interventions in to support these pupils.
The school monitors the impact of strategies and ascertains the effectiveness of action taken.
The EAL, ALN, FSM and MAT pupils have all performed well at the end of foundation phase and KS2 and standards are good.
One incident of racism was dealt with by the school.
Data is collected and appropriately shared. We take care not to identify individuals. Data is collected from the headings in PLASC but this does not cover all protected characteristics. PLASC data covers attendance, ethnicity, exclusions, gender, free school meals, additional needs, EAL, age, disability, LAC.
A profile of our staff data is captured by the council. This is used to benchmark our school against the profile of the county and other schools. (Link to council’s workforce information report)
Staff analyse data to inform future practice. INCERTS has been introduced to staff to support this function.
Training has been provided for staff to help and support disability i.e. lifting, autism, epipen, diabetic training and team teach training for staff to help diffuse situations for pupils with emotional difficulties.
We have taken part in the County funded Language Development Programme, working with EAL Fph pupils in Nursery to Year 2 to improve their language skills
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