Equality Objectives

Keep Hatch Primary School is an inclusive school where we focus on the well-being and progress of every child and where all members of our community are of equal worth. The Public Sector Equality Duty (PSED) requires schools to publish specific and measurable equality objectives. Our equality objectives are based on our analysis of data and other evaluations that we undertake on a termly and annual basis. Our equality objectives focus on those areas where we have agreed to take action to improve equality.

Objective 1: to improve the outcomes for disadvantaged pupils so that the gap between this group and their peers reduces.

Why we have chosen this objective

We want to ensure that the best possible provision is put in place for children from disadvantaged backgrounds so they are supported and are able to access the learning, particularly those children who also have additional SEND. By targeting this group of pupils we intend to improve their rates of progress and reduce the attainment gap.

How we plan to achieve this objective

Provide support and professional development for staff in identifying provision for disadvantaged/ SEND pupils
Provide support and professional development for leaders in regularly monitoring the progress and attainment of disadvantaged/SEND pupils
Ensuring that funding is used effectively for this group of pupils

Objective 2: to improve the attendance of disadvantaged pupils.

Why we have chosen this objective

We want every child to have the best possible chance to achieve their potential in their learning. By being at school every day, the children are given an equal chance to achieve in their education and to keep up with their peers.

How we plan to achieve this objective

Making sure children understand the importance of good attendance and punctuality
Discussing any problems the child(ren) may have at school, and informing their teacher know about anything serious
Supporting vulnerable families in their children’s attendance by holding them to account for their legal responsibility to being their children to school
Referring families to the Education Welfare Officer (EWO) if there are concerns around attendance that is affecting learning

Objective 3: to monitor and analyse pupil achievement by all groups including race, gender and disability and act on any trends or patterns in the data that require additional support for pupils.

Why we have chosen this objective

It is important for every child to feel valued and to understand that every person within our school community is of equal worth.

How we plan to achieve this objective

As an inclusive school, it is our aim that all children will be able to access the learning that is being delivered and should have an equal chance to achieving a successful education.
Termly full data analysis to ensure any vulnerable groups are identified if they are preforming lower than their peers.
Ensure all lessons are planned carefully to cater for and to engage all children of different groups and backgrounds.
Ensure all staff are trained on how to ensure all learning is accessible by all pupils.