Pupils eligible for Free School Meals (FSM): 10%
Pupils identified on the SEN register: 13%
Pupils with an Education Health Plan: 4%
Pupils with English as an Additional Language (EAL): 48%
Pupils with a Traveller heritage who are highly mobile but not from a minority ethnic group, such as Fair or Circus families: *
Young carers: *
Looked after children: *
Through rigorous tracking and monitoring of individuals and of all the groups of children, including progress and attainment, and by
providing equal opportunities to access the curriculum and activities, we aim to ensure that any gap in attainment for pupils within any
of the above different groups is removed, or at least remains less than the gap nationally.
Eliminating discrimination and other conduct that is prohibited by the Act
The information provided here aims to demonstrate that we give careful consideration to equality issues in everything that we do at
Avenue Primary Academy. ‘Due regard’ ensures that we work towards eliminating discrimination, harassment and victimisation and other conduct that is prohibited by the Equality Act
We are committed to working for equality for all our staff, parents/carers and children to meet our duties under the Equality Act 2010
We eliminate discrimination by:
Adoption of the single Equality Scheme
Our behaviour policy ensures that all children feel safe at school and addresses prejudicial bullying
Reporting, responding to and monitoring all racist incidents
Regularly monitoring the curriculum to ensure that the curriculum meets the needs of our pupils and that it promotes respect for diversity and challenges negative stereotyping
Teaching is of the highest quality to ensure children reach their potential and all pupils are given equal entitlement to success
Tracking pupil progress to ensure that all children make rapid progress, and intervening when necessary
Ensuring that all pupils have the opportunity to access extra-curricular provision
Listening to and monitoring views and experiences of pupils and adults to evaluate the effectiveness of our policies and procedures.
Advancing equality of opportunity between people who share a protected characteristic and people who do not share it
We advance equality of opportunity by:
Using the information we gather to identify underachieving groups or individuals and plan targeted intervention
Ensuring participation of all parents/carers and pupils in school development (eg through surveys and meetings)
Listening to parents/carers at parent forums, consultation meetings, comments in home-school books, etc.
Listening to pupils at all times, and especially through the School Council and other groups e.g. Eco/Rights Respecting/ambassadors.
Attainment of all groups of pupils (including all vulnerable pupils) is analysed in detail termly and end of year results are anaylsed annually and presented to the Governing Board. The academy ensures that they benchmark performance against national.
Fostering good relations across all characteristics – between people who share a protected characteristic and people who do not share it
We foster good relations by:
Being a Rights Respecting School
Being an Eco School
Ensuring that Avenue Primary Academy is seen as a community school within our local community
Ensuring that equality and diversity are embedded in the curriculum and in collective worship
What has been the impact of our activities and what are we doing next?
The curriculum at EYFS, at KS1, and at KS2 has been reviewed to ensure appropriate learning opportunities for all children
Collective worship is planned for the entire year and structured
Children with SEND have appropriate provision specifically for their needs
Tracking of pupil progress ensures that all groups of children are monitored and appropriate provision is put in place where necessary
All incidents of bullying or racism are dealt with quickly and appropriately in line with our policies
Governors play an active role in ensuring policies provide equality of opportunity
All groups of children have an opportunity for a leadership role within the school
We aim to engage and consult with pupils, staff, parents/carers, and the local community so that we can improve our information, monitor the impact of our policies, develop our equality objectives and improve what we do as a school.
We will do this through:
Parent/Carer and pupil surveys
Open door policy
Opportunities for appointments with senior members of staff
Year group blogs and information letters
School Council and other pupil groups
Parents’ evenings, open classrooms, coffee mornings and on the gates in the morning and the end of day
Record of how we have considered equality issues when making decisions
The Equality Act 2010 requires us to show due regard to equality issues when we make significant decisions or changes in our policies or procedures. This means we need to consider what the impact of those decisions or policies will be on pupils and staff with protected characteristics before a decision is made or a policy is finalised.