Equality remains a priority at Waltham St Lawrence Primary School. Robust monitoring and tracking systems are firmly in place. Any needs affecting groups of children are identified through termly pupil progress meetings, analysis of attainment levels, progress made at school, year and class level, Provision Plan review meetings and analysis of the behaviour incident records. Steps needed to address any issues are taken swiftly and thoroughly. Evidence of this can be found in our Governors and staff meeting minutes, Equality Policy, Behaviour Policy, Inclusion Policy and other policies held by the school.
All staff and Governors strive to provide equal opportunities for all, regardless of any difference, making extra provision to enable all to achieve their best in all areas of school life.
In order to comply with the Equality Act 2010 and the specific duties for schools, we are required to publish our equality objective which is outlined below:
- To diminish the differences between the attainment and achievement of children receiving Pupil Premium and those without.
- To diminish the differences between School Support (SEND) pupils and their peers
- To ensure 100% of pupils make expected or better progress from their starting points
- To increase the participation of pupils entitled to Pupil Premium funding within our extended learning curriculum, including More Able, Gifted and Talented pupils
The steps we will take in response to these objectives will be included in our School Improvement Plan (SIP).