Equality Action Plan

WINCHELSEA SCHOOL EQUALITY ACTION PLAN 2017 – 2019

This plan will be reviewed annually.


Principles (taken from the Equality Policy)
Action Responsibility Time Scale Success Criteria Outcome and Impact for Pupils
1 All learners are of equal value

Track progress across a wide range of cohorts ie gender, ethnicity, level of need, socio economic groups etc.

 

Analyse data to identify gaps in learning and trends. Ensure interventions are put in place to close these gaps.

 

Ensure that displays celebrate successes of all pupils regardless of ability.

Headteacher

 

Headteacher
Staff as appropriate

 

All staff

Termly

 

Termly

 

Ongoing

Progress and attainment will be evident for all pupils and comparisons will have been made between cohorts.

 

Any gaps in progress and attainment will have been identified and interventions implemented.

 

Displays around school will show achievement of all pupils.

2 We recognise and respect difference

Apply for and then work towards the Rights Respecting Schools award.

 

Ensure assembly themes cover topics around respect and prejudice.

 

Invite ex Winchelsea pupils to work with current pupils as positive role models.

Behaviour Leader

 

Headteacher

 

Senior Leadership Team

July 2016

 

Annually

 

Ongoing

The school will have reached the standard to achieve the award.

 

The assembly rota will have the breadth to ensure coverage of topics around respect and prejudice.

 

Ex Winchelsea pupils will have worked alongside our pupils to inspire and challenge (SS and KS)

Application successful 20.03.15
3 We foster positive attitudes and relationships and a shared sense of cohesion and belonging We foster positive attitudes and relationships and a shared sense of cohesion and belonging Audit curriculum to ensure sufficient coverage of appropriate PHSE learning.

Deputy Headteacher

 

PHSE Leader

Annually Curriculum will have been audited and any gaps identified and addressed.
4 We observe good equalities in staff recruitment, retention and development

Ensure job description and person specifications for jobs are not gender biased.

 

Selection panels will always have at least one person who has undertaken Safer Recruitment Training.

 

Enable opportunities for all staff across the school to undertake professional development irrespective of role

Headteacher / School Business Manager

 

Headteacher

 

Senior Leadership Team

Ongoing

 

Ongoing

 

Ongoing

Job descriptions will not be gender biased.

 

At least one member of any selection panel will have had safer recruitment training.

 

All staff at all levels will have undertaken training on at least an annual basis.

5 We aim to reduce and remove inequalities and barriers

Apply for and then work towards the Achievement for All quality mark (2 year programme).

Headteacher to apply Deputy Headteacher to lead gaining the quality mark. July 2017 The school will have reached the standard to achieve the award. A general upturn in the quality of teaching and learning and pupil outcome will be evident as a result of this project. Application successful 20.03.15
6 We consult and involve widely

Undertake questionnaires with all parents and carers.

 

Undertake pupil questionnaires on a range of topics ensuring accessibility for all.

Headteacher
EYFS Leader (transition)

 

Behaviour Leader

Annually

 

At least annually

An annual questionnaire will have been sent to all parents and carers. Results will be analysed and a commentary back to parents and carers will have been provided.

 

An annual questionnaire will have been completed by all pupils. Results will be analysed and any areas for development will be identified and acted upon.

7 We address prejudice and prejudice related bullying

Continue to monitor all incidents of prejudice and bullying.

 

Ensure curriculum has sufficient coverage of prejudice related topics.

 

Whole school to take part in anti-bullying week activities.

 

Ensure assembly themes cover topics around respect and prejudice.

 

Ensure an assembly on bullying takes place at least annually.

 

Participate in Borough wide anti-bullying conferences.

Behaviour Leader

 

Deputy Headteacher

 

Behaviour Leader to lead

 

Headteacher

 

Behaviour Leader

 

Staff supporting School Council (KD, AB)

Termly

 

Annually

 

Annually

 

Annually

 

Annually

 

Ongoing

Number of incidents will be known. Any trends or patterns will be identified and addressed.

 

Curriculum will have been audited and any gaps identified and addressed.

 

All pupils will have taken part in activities related to anti bullying.

 

Number of incidents recorded will continue to be minimal.

 

The assembly rota will have the breadth to ensure coverage of topics around respect and prejudice.

 

An assembly will have taken place annually on bullying.

 

Pupils will have taken part in Borough wide activities.

8 Society as a whole should benefit Actively seek opportunities for Winchelsea pupils to participate with special and mainstream schools in:
  • Sporting activities
  • Creative arts activities
  • School Council activities

PE Coordinator Arts teachers

 

Staff supporting School Council (KD, AB)

Ongoing Pupils will have taken part in activities with other establishments and in so doing will have supported the reduction of any
potential barriers that exist between pupils with and without additional needs.
9 The setting of objectives Review action plan annually focusing on impact on pupils. Headteacher Annually Action plan will be thoroughly reviewed annually.

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Tuesday 24th March - PM

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