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Equality Statement 2021 - 2022

St John the Baptist Catholic Primary School

Equality Statement

 

This equality statement complies with advice set out in the 2010 Equality Act and should be read in conjunction with the school Equality Policy.

 

Our equality objectives 2020 - 2021 were:

  1. In response to COVID-19 and national school closures (Mar 20 – Jul 20), monitor and analyse pupil achievement by race, gender and disability and act on any trends or patterns in the data that require additional support for pupils and their families. 
  2. In response to COVID-19 and national school closures (Mar 20 – Jul 20), and the possibility of continued disruption to education, monitor levels of parental and pupil engagement in home learning to ensure equity and fairness in access and engagement.
  3. To deliver a full and comprehension RHSE curriculum alongside a whole-school focus on mental health and wellbeing following COVID-19 and national school closures (Mar 20 – Jul 20) and continued disruption to education.

 

The impact has been:

  1. Through forensic gap analysis following the closures during 2020 and again during 2021, the curriculum was adapted to address identified and emerging needs.  The National Tutoring Programme, delivered by Tute, was engaged to support children identified as making below expected progress within writing and mathematics.  All cohorts closed the attainment gap between September 2020 and July 2021 in reading and maths.  Following the identification of a declining trend of attainment for children with EAL, provision was adapted to increase opportunities for talk for learning, high quality language modelling and building vocabulary.  All cohorts subsequently made accelerated progress between September 2020 - December 2020 and March 2021 - July 2021 within writing.  The impact of the 2021 closures, the challenges of remote learning for pupils with EAL and the actions being taken to address the gaps created are reflected in the 2020/22 School Development Plan
  2. DFE laptops and local charity tablets were identified families following an ‘Access to IT’ community survey to ensure all pupils had access to technology.  Weekly remote meetings with pupils by teachers monitored levels of engagement and identified barriers to learning during the closure period.  Senior Leaders engaged with families to support and encourage involvement. Our remote learning offer evolved in response to feedback from pupils and parents, which had a positive impact on engagement.  93% of pupils engaged with Seesaw and Teams and 3% of pupils required paper-copies to access learning.
  3. A full RHSE programme was delivered during 2020/2021.  The curriculum was adapted to remote learning during Jan – Mar 21 and gaps were closed following the return of all pupils during a planned recovery and assessment phase (4 weeks). 

 

Our equality objectives 2021-22 are:

  1. In response to COVID-19 and national school closures (Jan 21 – Mar 21), monitor and analyse pupil achievement by race, gender and disability and act on any trends or patterns in the data that require additional support for pupils and their families. 
  2. In response to COVID-19 and national school closures (Jan 21 – Mar 21), and the possibility of continued disruption to education, monitor levels of parental and pupil engagement in home learning to ensure equity and fairness in access and engagement.
  3. To review the safeguarding curriculum against documents published in 2021 following national incidents of discrimination and abuse.

 

 

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