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Equality


The School Population:

  • West Lodge Primary School has a strong ethos of inclusion with high quality provision for children with complex needs.  Inclusion is at the heart of the core values of “The Diamond 9”
  • The school is a vibrant mix of various cultures and religions which represents our diverse wider community
  • The percentage of the school population with other than English believed to be a child’s first language is consistently above the national percentage
  • There are approximately 43 different languages spoken by the children
  • The population consists of over 16 different ethnicities
  • The school population represents approximately 9 different  religions
  • The staff population is representative of our diverse community and there are 24 different languages spoken by the staff

 

Staffing:

  • The school adheres to statutory equal opportunities when recruiting and promoting staff
  • The Headteacher, Deputy Headteacher and Leadership Team are responsible for overseeing and reviewing equalities procedures

 

Policies:

  • The school has rigorous safeguarding policies in place
  • The school has a clear disability accessibility plan in place
  • Since receiving Level 1 of the Rights Respecting Schools’ Award, all updated and new School policies are linked with and make reference to The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child

 

Curriculum:

  • There is coverage within the curriculum to promote children’s understanding of equalities issues using rights respecting language
  • The school participates in a wide range of events and activities to highlight equality issues including community cohesion, global awareness, gender roles, spiritual, moral, social and cultural development
  • All reasonable adjustments are made to ensure the school’s physical environment is suitable for all children, staff, parents and visitors

 

Consultation and Involvement:

  • The school provides regular opportunities to find out how children think and feel about the school
  • The school has procedures for consulting and involving parents and carers in all aspects of school life

 

Tracking:

  • The school uses data to rigorously track the progress and attainment of all groups including but not limited to gender, ethnicity, disability and pupil premium
  • If any groups of children are identified as being at risk of underachievement, additional resources are put in place to enable each child to reach their potential
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