Equalities Objectives

Equalities objectives

Marlborough Primary School is a welcoming and inclusive community school where diversity is embraced and celebrated.

Our expectations and aspirations of our children and each other are high regardless of race, creed, gender, sexual orientation or disability.

Achievement for All is our motto.

Our equalities statement is guided by the following core values:

  • Equality in diversity – we are all equal
  • Enabling and inclusive – we include everyone

And the following principles:

  • Difference is recognised and respected
  • We are a community of learners and as such share a sense of belonging underpinned by positive can do attitudes and relationships
  • We aim to reduce and challenge barriers to equality that already exist

In line with the Public Sector Equality Duty (PSED) of the Equality Act 2010 we publish the following data:

Characteristic                                                   Breakdown

Number of pupils                                                               337    50% male 50% female

Number of staff                                                                  54        16% male  84% female

Number of governors                                                       14        43% male 57% female

Religion                                                                                 N/A

Attainment on entry                                                          Low

Pupil mobility                                                                       High

Free School meals                                                             28%

Ethnicity                                                                                22% any other ethnic group 20% White other, 14% Black African, 12% White British, 12% any other mixed background, 4% Asian Bangladeshi, 3% Asian Pakistani, 3% Asian Indian, 3% Black Caribbean, 2% White Asian, 1% Asian other, 1% White/Black Caribbean, 1% White/Black African

English as an additional language                               54%

Special Educational Needs                                            8%

Average attendance data                                            95.3%

Awards, accreditations, recognitions                          Healthy Schools Award Silver, Sustainable Travel 2016 Gold,

 

Our equality objectives 2016-18

General

To promote community cohesion within the school and beyond through events and opportunities that encourage families to come together and feel part of a ‘thriving connected community’.

To identify the barriers to achievement for children and find ways to overcome them in partnership with parents.

To promote spiritual, moral, social and cultural development though a  broad range of curricular and extra-curricular opportunities, ensuring equality of opportunity.

To develop a mind-set that is learning orientated rather than a performance orientated.

To ensure that prejudice related bullying is eradicated in relation to the protected characteristic listed in the Quality Act 2010.

Specific

  • To continue to develop our work with parents, especially those who are less confident, have EAL or other barriers through one to one meetings, structured conversations, workshops and social events
  • To ensure that our interventions are focussed on narrowing the gap between pupil premium and non-pupil premium children and achievement for all
  • To expand on our cultural offer for children across the school through the further development of our creative curriculum, visits and visitors and extra-curricular programs in music and dance
  • To involve children in the reflective practitioner cycle so teachers receive regular feedback from children about learning and children are reflecting on themselves as learners
  • To ensure the effective inclusion of ASD pupils into the new autism base and mainstream school