Equality Objectives

Equality Objectives


Objective 1: To narrow the gap between the different ethnic groups in English and maths in KS4 results

Why we have chosen this objective:

This objective has been chosen to ensure that the quality of education and opportunity is available to help meet the needs of all pupils, irrespective of ethnicity.

To achieve this objective we plan to:

 

Monitor and track pupil progress and achievement by ethnicity and use this information to support pupils’ achievement.

Completion of baseline/teacher assessments provide specific information and identification of levels of ability and gaps in pupil knowledge and understanding.

Individual interventions implemented to help support pupils learning and achievement.

Progress we are making towards this objective:

 

Objective 2: To reduce the incidence of prejudice-related bullying in relation to the protected characteristics listed in the Equality Act 2010.

Why we have chosen this objective:

This objective was chosen to ensure that the college culture is based upon an appreciation and respect for individual cultures and celebrates the diversity of others.

To achieve this objective we plan to:

 

Promote tolerance, friendship and understanding of a range of religions and cultures through different aspects of the curriculum. This includes teaching in PSHE, Citizenship, RE, Fundamental Studies, and other curriculum areas.

Provide opportunities for restorative action when dealing with disputes between different groups of pupils within the setting.

Actively promote attitudes and values that challenge racist and other discriminatory behaviour or prejudice, through adherence to professional standards, and college policy.

Work closely with other professional agencies, gaining specialist support, advice and guidance when necessary.

Provide staff with opportunities and space to discuss equality issues and concerns, which reflect on social stereotypes, expectations and the impact on learning and student experience.

Challenge any behaviour or attitudes that differentiates, degrades, or isolates an individual or group due to race, religion, language or culture.

Progress we are making towards this objective:

 

Objective 3: To promote cultural understanding between different ethnic groups within Haybrook’s community.

Why we have chosen this objective:

To broaden pupil understanding, awareness and tolerance of other cultures, nationalities and religions in the local communities and nationally.

To achieve this objective we plan to:

 

Deliver cultural topics through the curriculum, especially in PSHE, Citizenship, RE and Fundamental Studies.

Inform pupils of cultural events by displaying information on display boards situated throughout the school.

Progress we are making towards this objective:

 

Objective 4: Raise the awareness and skills of staff to promote fairness, equality and good relations in the context of their role.

Why we have chosen this objective:

This objective has been chosen to promote equal opportunities and positive relationship building that will help to enhance the level of understanding and contribution to the college culture of openness, fairness and non-discrimination.

To achieve this objective we plan to:

 

Provide staff with opportunities for CPD that are linked to staff performance management procedures.

Identify and organise appropriate training for staff in relation to the context of their role and ensure all staff have completed a full induction into the college.

Complete all staff appointments that are in compliance with the law and safer recruitment procedures and the make-up of the staff team represent the community in which the college is based.

Undertake regular staff briefings and meetings discussing equality of opportunity, fairness and inclusion.

Provide all stakeholders access to relevant Trust policies including the Equality Plan and ensure that staff are aware of any statutory and local updates to practice or policy as they occur.

Progress we are making towards this objective: