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St Gregory's Catholic Primary School

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Equality and Diversity

KCSP Trust Equality Objectives


Our main aim, as set out in the Trust’s Strategic Plan for 2022-2027, is that our Trust recognises diversity and enables equality of opportunity in all aspects of our Trust. This means that by the end of 2027:

  • For all those in our Trust community, there will be a culture that enables anyone to be confident to disclose harassment or bullying in the secure knowledge that issues will be addressed promptly and effectively
  • Personal, Social and Emotional education across our schools will link together to enable a holistic understanding for all, with clear links to PSHE, RE, RSE, safety and development
  • Research based strategies are adapted and embedded as appropriate, so all our pupils are enabled to flourish academically, physically, and emotionally
  • Our schools will be recognised for their excellent inclusive practice for our children and young people with SEND
  • Strategies and plans always include recognition of those with additional needs
  • Schools will work together as part of the partnership to offer mutual support, to act as critical friends, to explore research-based evidence and to develop excellent practice in the provision for our pupils with AEN/SEND
  • Strategic leadership across schools, groups of schools and hubs will enable current and aspiring leaders, from diverse backgrounds, to gain further professional development and the ability to share their skills widely across the Trust
  • Talent spotting of future leaders and development programmes will be in place, accessed and evaluated for impact.
     

We also seek to address inequalities in the following key areas:

  • To narrow the attainment gap between boys and girls in English, Mathematics and Science at all key stages;
  • To narrow the gap in performance of all pupils with special educational needs or disabilities;
  • To narrow the gap in performance between disadvantaged and non-disadvantaged groups;
  • To promote cultural development and understanding through a rich range of experiences both in and beyond the curriculum; and
  • To prevent and respond to all hate incidents and prejudice-based bullying
  • To increase the representation of black, Asian and minority ethnic staff at all levels, including in leadership and management and teaching roles, from a current level of 2% to better reflect their pupil and wider communities. There are currently 9% BAME pupils when looking across the Trust and a Kent population that is 6% BAME.
  • Work towards improving the availability of Trust-wide staff equality data, including improving staff disclosure rates across the relevant protected characteristics


For an update on progress against Trust objectives, please visit the Trust website: www.kcsp.org.uk

 

St Gregory's aims to meet its obligations under the public sector equality duty by having due regard to the need to:

  • Eliminate discrimination and other conduct that is prohibited by the Equality Act 2010
  • Advance equality of opportunity between people who share a protected characteristic and people who do not share it
  • Foster good relations across all characteristics – between people who share a protected characteristic and people who do not share it

 

As set out in the DfE guidance on the Equality Act, St Gregory's aims to advance equality of opportunity by:

  • Removing or minimising disadvantages suffered by people which are connected to a particular characteristic they have 
  • Taking steps to meet the particular needs of people who have a particular characteristic 
  • Encouraging people who have a particular characteristic to participate fully in any activities

 

In fulfilling this aspect of the duty, the school will:

  • Publish attainment data each academic year showing how pupils with different characteristics are performing
  • Analyse the above data to determine strengths and areas for improvement, implement actions in response and publish this information
  • Make evidence available identifying improvements for specific groups 

 

St Gregory's aims to foster good relations between those who share a protected characteristic and those who do not share it by:

  • Promoting tolerance, friendship and understanding of a range of religions and cultures through different aspects of our curriculum. This includes teaching in RE, citizenship and personal, social, health and economic (PSHE) education, but also activities in other curriculum areas. For example, as part of teaching and learning in English/reading, pupils will be introduced to literature from a range of cultures
  • Holding assemblies dealing with relevant issues. Pupils will be encouraged to take a lead in such assemblies and we will also invite external speakers to contribute
  • Encouraging and implementing initiatives to deal with tensions between different groups of pupils within the school. For example, our school council has representatives from different year groups and is formed of pupils from a range of backgrounds. All pupils are encouraged to participate in the school’s activities, such as sports clubs. 

 

St Gregory's Equality Objectives 2021 - 2024

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