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Equality Objectives, 2023-2024

At Newborough, we aim to meet our 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 Act.
  • 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.

How we Aim to Eliminate Discrimination at Newborough:

  • Implementation and review of our SEND and Inclusion Policy, Intimate Care Policy, Supporting Pupils with Medical Needs Policy.
  • Reporting, responding to and monitoring all pre incidents.
  • Our Behaviour and Anti-bullying Policy ensures that all children are treated with dignity, feel safe at school and addresses any prejudicial behaviours.
  • Regularly reviewing our curriculum design to ensure it is entrenched in spiritual, moral, social and cultural learning opportunities which meet the needs and interests of all learners; that it provides opportunities to understand human rights and fundamental British Values.
  • Teaching is of the highest quality to ensure children reach their potential and all pupils are given equal entitlement to success.
  • Tracking pupil progress to ensure that children make expected or better progress from their starting points, and intervening when necessary to diminish any gaps.
  • Ensuring that all pupils have the opportunity to access extracurricular provision.
  • Listening to and monitoring views and experiences of pupils and adults to evaluate the effectiveness of our policies and procedures.

How we Aim to Foster Good Relations Across all Characteristics:

  • Ensuring that equality and diversity are embedded in the curriculum and in assemblies e.g. Pupil Ambassador elections, House Captain elections, Playground Sports Buddies, Anti-bullying week, RE curriculum, class reflections, thinking tasks, Talking partners and playtime buddies.
  • Fostering good relations by providing enrichment opportunities e.g. Family Fun events (FoNS), visits to a range of places of worship, visiting artists, specialist teachers in music, dance and sports, a variety of external trips that extend an understanding of positive role models and past events.
  • Ensuring that Newborough CE Primary School is seen as an active school within our local community e.g. taking part in Choir festivals, participation in sports events, fund-raising initiatives and charity weeks.
  • Recognising our responsibilities to the environment near and far through our globally immersive curriculum.
  • Providing a variety of extracurricular and cross-school opportunities for children to extend confidence and experience of working with different personalities, cultures and abilities e.g. sporting events, professional performances and working with visiting artists.

Equality Objectives:

Objective 1:

To 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.

Objective 2:

To raise levels of attainment in core subjects for vulnerable learners.

Objective 3:

To review levels of parental and pupil engagement in learning and school life, across all activities to ensure equity and fairness in access and engagement.