Advancing Equality of Opportunity Information

Advancing equality of opportunity involves, in particular:-

(a) removing or minimising disadvantages suffered by people which are connected to a particular characteristic they have (for example disabled pupils, or gay pupils who are being subjected to homophobic bullying);

(b) taking steps to meet the particular needs of people who have a particular characteristic (for example enabling Muslim pupils to pray at prescribed times) and

(c) encouraging people who have a particular characteristic to participate fully in any activities (for example encouraging both boys and girls, and pupils from different ethnic backgrounds, to be involved in the full range of school societies).

The Headteacher and all senior leaders believe that it is vital that they lead and demonstrate their full commitment to ensuring that all pupils are treated fairly and achieve their full potential.  The SLT monitor all vulnerable groups with protected characteristics.

Data clearly shows that pupils in vulnerable groups within this school fulfil their full potential by the end of Key Stage 2.

FSM pupils achieve as well as all other pupils.

Pupils of different ethnic origins achieve as well as all other pupils.

Regular tracking of pupil progress in reading, writing and maths quickly identifies pupils who are making less than good progress.  Strategies are then initiated to ensure that their progress is improved.  The school also tracks vulnerable cohorts to ensure that they make good progress.