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Equality Statement

 

         Equality Statement           

 

Sawtry Infant School aims to provide a broad and balanced curriculum that meets the needs of all pupils promoting their spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. The school is committed to equality; reflecting on and valuing diversity.

 

Schools have two specific duties to perform in relation to the Equality Act of 2010:

  1. to publish information which shows they have due regard for inequalities as defined by the Act
  2. to publish at least one equality objective and report annually on its progress

 

This information is available on our school website and will be updated annually.

 

As defined by the act, a public authority must have “due regard” to the need to:

  1. eliminate discrimination, harassment, victimisation and any other conduct that is prohibited by or under this Act.
  2. advance equality of opportunity between persons who share a relevant protected characteristic and persons who do not share it.
  3. foster good relations between persons who share a relevant protected characteristic and persons who do not share it.

 

The Act states that we do not have to report information that may ‘identify’ individuals. Therefore no staff data is presented here because our staffing numbers are below the threshold of 130.

 

Profile of the school population (May 2012)*

*national comparisons taken from 2011 RAISEonline data

 

  • Sawtry Infant School is a rural village school of average size for a primary school.

 

  • The percentage of pupils from ethnic minorities is 7.7% compared with 26.7% nationally

 

  • The percentage of pupils with English as additional language is 0.6% compared with 16.8% nationally

 

  • The percentage of pupils on the special educational needs register at school action and above is 12.8% (11.3 nationally) with 5% at school action plus and above ( 8% nationally)

 

  • The percentage of pupils eligible for free school meals is 7.6% compared to 19.2% nationally

 

Sawtry Infant School has a high stability of pupil movement and a low social deprivation indicators.

 

Performance in KS1 (2011 data)

The data reported on is from 2011 RAISEonline report. This is the latest performance data for which the school is able to benchmark itself against national figures. 

 

There were 53 pupils in the KS1 cohort; of these:

  • 53% were male and 47% were female
  • 6% pupils had free school meals
  • All pupils had English as a first language
  • 25% pupils were on the SEN register; 21% at school action, 2% at school action plus and 2% with a statement of special educational needs
  • 2% of pupils belonged to a minority ethnic group.

 

Overall pupil performance was:

(The subjects reported on are reading, writing, maths, science and speaking and listening)

 

  • Significantly above the national average for all subjects
  • Above the national average for reading, but not significantly so
  • Above the national average for writing, but not significantly so
  • Significantly above the national average in maths

 

Both boys and girls performed above the national average in all areas. In general girls outperformed boys in all areas except maths.

 

The pupils with free school meals performed less well than the other pupils in the cohort, with the exception of maths, where they performed better. The pupils with free school meals attained better than the national average in all subjects.

 

The pupil from a minority ethnic background performed better than the national average and also better than the cohort as a whole.

 

The pupils with special educational needs performed better that the national average at school action, but underperformed at school action plus and with statements.

 

Objectives

As a result of pupil progress analysis we have set the following targets to improve pupil performance of vulnerable groups:

 

  • Narrow the gap between the performance of boys and girls in reading and writing so the boys and girls perform equally well.

 

  • Improve the performance of pupils with SEN at school action plus and above so that it is at least in line with the national average.

 

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