Publishing Equality Objectives
In line with the Equalities Statement and Opportunity Policy and the SPWT School development plan we publish an Equality Action plan that is monitored by the Governing Body and its relevant committees.
These priorities apply to all members of the school community equally and seeks, where appropriate, to reduce attainment gaps between different groups and develop a school community where all achieve their full potential, regardless of their sex (gender), race, disability, religion or belief, or sexual orientation.
In order to help schools in England meet the general equality duty, there are two specific equality duties that they are required to carry out.
Schools have to:
- Publish information to demonstrate compliance with the general equality duty at least annually
- Publish one or more specific and measurable equality objectives at least every four years.
The specific objectives set by the governors* at St Paul’s Way Trust School for 2014-17 are:
1. To ensure the outcomes for learners at all stages is outstanding: All students will make at least 3 levels of progress across KS2-4 in English and mathematics, with many achieving 4 levels of progress.
2. To ensure that all students are given the opportunity to make a positive contribution to the life of the school and its values by increasing the level of pupil voice by extending our school council to include a fair representation of all pupils in school, and in this way to foster good relationships in the school between those who have protected characteristics and those who do not.
3. To increase the membership of vulnerable pupils in out-of-school clubs and activities so that all students are given the opportunity to make a positive contribution to the life of the school.
4. To narrow the gap in achievement between vulnerable groups of pupils and other pupils, and in this way to reduce or remove inequalities in attainment throughout the school, particularly inequalities relating to the protected characteristics listed in the Equality Act.
5. To narrow the gap in achievement between boys and girls in KS3 and KS4.
6. To narrow the gap in achievement between students who receive FSM and those who do not.
7. Continue to improve accessibility across the school for students, staff and visitors with disabilities, including access to specialist teaching areas.
Specific tasks relating to these objectives can be found within the School Development Plan.