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Highlees Primary School

Highlees
Primary School

Bringing out the Best

PSED

Introduction

Within the TEFAT community it is accepted that every person is equally important and that no one has the right to harass, insult, attack, or cause offence to any other person for any reason. All members of the trust are individuals, but are also members of a community where it is possible to learn from each other and celebrate the culture and beliefs of each person (Equality and Diversity Policy – TEFAT).

Highlees Primary School is 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, religion and belief, 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. We believe that diversity is a strength, which should be respected and celebrated by all those who learn, teach and visit here.’

Information about the school

Context (September 2015)

  • Highlees is a larger than average primary school and there are currently 398 pupils on role.
  • Mobility at the school is high and this is resulting in an ever changing community.
  • There are currently 32 languages represented within the school.
  • 31% of pupils are eligible for free school meals.
  • 47% are eligible for pupil premium.
  • 44% are girls and 55% are boys.
  • 0.2% have a disability (hearing impairment)
  • 10% SEND, 8% SEN Support and 2% EHC Plan/ Statement
  • There are currently 3 recorded religions/beliefs. Christian, Muslim and Hindu.

Highlees Equality Objectives

Under the public sector equality duty (PSED) the school is required to set measurable equality objectives by 6th April 2012.

Objective 1

To advance equality of opportunity by improving progress and attainment of disadvantaged pupils (KS1and Y3 in particular) in order to close the progress and attainment gap in comparison to pupils who are not disadvantaged.

Key Stage 1 Indicator

2015 Outcome for PP (%)

2015 Outcome for non PP (%)

2015 Gap (%)

Phonics Check 2015 (pass mark estimated at 32)

28.57

53.66

-25.09

Awaiting data from RAISEONLINE for attainment gap for Reading, Writing and Maths

Objective 2

To advance equality of opportunity by improving progress of SEND pupils (KS1and Y3 in particular) in order to close the progress gap in comparison to all pupils. (It should be noted that this recently was identified priority by Ofsted (May 2015) and will form part of the Raising Attainment Plan for 2015-16.

Progress gap between All and SEND pupils 2014-2015

YEAR GROUP

ALL PUPILS

SEND

2014-15 GAP

 

R

W

M

R

W

M

R

W

M

Reception

5.5

4.8

5.1

4.0

3.5

4.0

-1.5

-1.3

-1.1

Year 1

6.3

5.7

5.6

4.5

1.5

2.5

-1.8

-4.2

-3.1

Year 2

4.8

4.3

4.0

3.8

3.9

4.3

-1.0

-0.4

-0.3

Year 3

6.7

4.9

5.8

5.7

4.2

2.7

-1.0

-0.5

-3.1

Year 4

7.1

6.7

7.4

6.3

6.3

8.5

-0.8

-0.4

+1.1

Year 5

7.2

7.2

9.8

4.6

8.3

6.0

-2.6

+1.1

-3.8

Year 6

3.8

5.4

4.9

3.0

6.0

3.0

-0.8

+0.6

-1.9

Objective 3

All staff and Governors will receive information and training on the Equality Act 2010, and our shared responsibilities within it by April 2016. As a result of the training, staff will indicate in their evaluations that they have improved their understanding of equalities and the statutory requirements for schools.

Objectives will be reviewed annually - the next date for review is September 2016.