Under the Equality Act 2010 we welcome our general duty to eliminate discrimination, to advance equality of opportunity and to foster good relations, and our specific duties to publish information every year about our school population; to explain how we have due regard for equality; and to publish equality objectives which show how we plan to tackle particular inequalities, and reduce or remove them.
At Oliver Goldsmith Primary we ensure equality of education and opportunity for all pupils, staff, parents and carers receiving services from the school, irrespective of age, race, gender (reassignment), disability, religion and belief, sexual orientation, marital/cohabiting status or socioeconomic background. We 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 is monitored by race, gender and disability and we use this data to support pupils, raise standards and ensure inclusive teaching. We tackle discrimination by the positive promotion of equality, challenging bullying and stereotypes and creating an environment which champions respect for all. We believe that diversity is a strength, which should be respected and celebrated by all those who learn, teach and visit here.
Our Equality Objectives for 2017-2021
- We will strive to ensure that all pupils make at least good progress in all key stages (from EYFS to KS1 and KS1 to KS2) in English and Mathematics, including pupils with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND), relative to their starting point and individual needs.
- We will achieve a year on year (over three years) reduction in the attainment gap in English and Maths at the end of KS1 and KS2 between pupils within the school’s identified groups for example, those eligible for the Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) and any gender gaps that be identified.
- We will increase participation of PPG and SEND pupils in after school clubs and extra-curricular activities (for example, instrumental tuition) and other extended school provision.