At CCI we want to ensure that we promote the highest possible standards of achievement for all. Equality of opportunity applies to all members of the school community: pupils, staff, governors, parents and community members. We believe that equality is embedded with our Christian Values of Friendship, Compassion, Courage, Perseverance, Thankfulness and Respect within our school vision of being a Caring community, Courageously learning and Inspired to live life to the full. These values alongside, our school vision, are designed to ensure that the school meets the needs of all, taking account of gender, race, ethnicity, culture, religion, language, sexual orientation, age, ability, disability and social circumstances.
It is vital that we value cultural diversity, meet the diverse needs of pupils to ensure inclusion, actively promote gender equality and oppose discrimination in all its forms to ensure that all pupils are prepared for full participation in an equal, respectful society.
It is also important that, in the operation of our organisation, we promote equality of opportunity between disabled and non-disabled persons, male and female, and p103eople of different racial or cultural groups. In addition, we must eliminate discrimination and promote positive attitudes to all and encourage participation by all, which takes accounts of an individual’s specific needs.
The Equality Act 2010 requires us to publish information that demonstrates that we have due regard for the need to:
Christ Church CofE VC Infants 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.
We believe that the Equality Act provides a framework to support our commitment to valuing diversity, tackling discrimination, promoting equality and fostering good relationships between people. It also ensures that we continue to tackle issues of disadvantage and underachievement of different groups.
Our approach to equality is based on the following key principles:
1. All learners are of equal value
2. We recognise and respect difference
3. We foster positive attitudes and relationships and a shared sense of cohesion and belonging.
4. We observe good equalities practice in staff recruitment, retention and development.
5. We aim to reduce and remove inequalities and barriers that already exist.
6. We have the highest expectations of all our children.
Number of pupils on roll at the school: 225
Age of pupils: 4 to 7
The Equality Act 2010 protects people from discrimination on the basis of protected characteristics. Every person has several of the protected characteristics, so the Act protects everyone against unfair treatment.
In order to ensure that all pupils are protected from discrimination, the school collects information on protected characteristics.
In addition to pupils with protected characteristics, we gather further information on the following groups of pupils:
The Equality Act 2010 sets out that all public bodies will publish equalities objectives every four years. This document identifies the equalities objectives that we have chosen to focus on over the next four years, from 2020 to 2024, to improve equality, diversity and inclusion at Christ Church Infant School. We recognise and take very seriously our broad responsibilities as both an employer and as a provider of a service to members of the public and will endeavour to make sure that these targets are met.
To increase awareness and understanding of gender equality in all areas of school life
Curriculum provision is gender neutral and all pupils have equal access to the curriculum.
To diminish the difference in academic attainment by the end of Year 2 for Pupil Premium children
By 2024 the gap will be significantly decreased between Pupil Premium and non-Pupil Premium children.
To increase participation in enrichment activities, after school clubs and for Pupil Premium Pupils
By 2024 the school will have a proven record of enrichment provided for Pupil Premium children and this shows a year on year increase in participation and school funded support.
To increase progress for SEND pupils across the school.
By 2024, the gap in progress between children with SEND and other children will be significantly diminished.
To continue to develop the environment to enable disabled children to excel in more areas
By 2024 the school will have upgraded areas across the school to promote inclusion with a focus on accessibility.
To improve our curriculum offer to better reflect diversity in the world we live in.
Ethnicity, Race and Gender
By 2024 there will be no gap / the gap will be significantly decreased in levels of attainment between EAL and non-EAL pupils
To provide a formal offer of support for EAL pupils and engage this quickly to ensure their potential is realised
Ethnicity and race
All pupils receive the same level of input from trained staff to ensure smooth transition, support language skills and develop a quick understanding of academic ability.
To narrow the gender gap between boys and girls attainment in Maths.
By 2024 the school will have narrowed the gap in attainment between girls and boys in maths, through multisensory teaching and targeted support early to build confidence.
To narrow the gender gap between boys and girls attainment in Writing.
By 2024 the school will have narrowed the gap in attainment between girls and boys in writing, through the use of talk for writing and engaging topics and text which inspire writing.
To read our full CCI Equality Policy, click on the link below to visit our policies page where you will be able to find the latest policy.