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Birchwood C of E Primary School

Learning together, through faith, fun and friendship

Equality Statement

Equality Information and Objectives Statement 2018

 

  1. Context

    Birchwood C of E Primary School is and traditionally has been a highly diverse school, reflecting the diversity in both the local community and the wider Warrington area:

    —   Boys and Girls across the age range 3 – 11 years, with a slight weighting towards girls
    —   High proportion of children eligible for Free Schools Meals
    —   Increased population of non UK nationals (in particular Eastern European)
     
  2. Vision for Equality & Diversity

    Equality of opportunity is at the heart of our school’s Christian values of friendship, hope, trust, respect, and perseverance with a resolve that all pupils will do well regardless of their age, disability, gender, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.  Our qualities state is guided by our core values which we apply to all children regardless of background.

     — We persevere, push ourselves to improve and work hard to make it happen for our children and families
     — We respect everyone and their views
     — We have high aspirations, for our children, families and school community
     — We are compassionate and caring and help each other to be the best they can
     — We are fair, we understand others and treat each other respectfully
     — We champion our school at every opportunity
     — We value our health and wellbeing and look after each other

 

   3. Data relevant to Equality and Diversity

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

       data:

 

Characteristic Breakdown
Number of pupils 207 pupils  94 male  113 girls
Number of Governors 11   4 male   7 female
Religion Church of England
Pupil Mobility 

12 of the current NOR joined the school

during this academic year (2017/18 excluding Reception) 

 

16 of the current NOR left the school during this 

academic year (2017/18 excluding Year 6) 

Free School Meals  66 children 
Eligible for Pupil Premium  97 children
Ethnicity 

165 White British Children 

2 Any other Asian background

3 Any other Black background

3 Any other ethnic group 

4 Any other mixed background 

20 Any other white background 

3 Black - African 

6 Children in any other ethnic groups combined 

 

English as an additional

language 

28
Special Educational Needs   

Average Attendance Rate 

(Last Academic Year) 

94.6%

       

  

4. Our Equality Objectives 2017/18

 

  • To ensure that the needs of all children, including vulnerable children, are met and are not disadvantaged due to their gender, race or disability.
  • Ensure all have equal access to all aspects of the curriculum and that all are making good progress.
  • To promote spiritual, moral, social and cultural development through all appropriate curricular and extra-curricular opportunities with particular reference to issues with equality and diversity.
  • To promote cultural development and understanding through a rich range of experience both in and beyond the school.
  • To avoid deterministic notions of fixed ability and to model teaching and learning behaviours that develop an open mind and avoid labelling.
  • To ensure that children have an understanding that the freedom to choose and hold other faiths and beliefs is protected in law through direct teaching and collective worship.
  • To eradicate prejudice related bullying in relation to the protected characteristics listed in the Equality Act 2010.
  • To teach a range of strategies to aid resilience in relation to mental and emotional health.
  • To ensure that we welcome different families, including those with same sex parents.
  • To ensure that separated parents are treated equally.
  • To ensure that views of all stakeholders are gathered and evaluated, with areas for development actioned.
  • Staff will further develop their ability to identify attainment and progress of different groups and will put actions into place to ensure that any differences have diminished.

 

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