Bourton Meadow Academy Equality Statement
Bourton Meadow Academy aims to provide a broad and balanced curriculum that meets the needs of all pupils promoting their spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. The school is committed to equality; reflecting on and valuing diversity.
Schools have two specific duties to perform in relation to the Equality Act of 2010:
· to publish information which shows they have due regard for inequalities as defined by the Act
· to publish at least one equality objective and report annually on its progress
This information is available on our school website and will be updated annually.
As defined by the act, a public authority must have “due regard” to the need to:
·Eliminate discrimination, harassment, victimisation and any other conduct that is prohibited by or under this Act.
·Advance equality of opportunity between persons who share a relevant protected characteristic and persons who do not share it.
·Foster good relations between persons who share a relevant protected characteristic and persons who do not share it.
The Act states that we do not have to report information that may ‘identify’ individuals. Therefore no staff data is presented here because our staffing numbers are below the threshold of 130.
Profile of the school population 31 st October (2013)*
*national comparisons taken from 2013 RAISEonline data
·BMA is larger than average primary school.
· The percentage of pupils from ethnic minorities is 15.7% compared with 28.7% nationally.
· The percentage of pupils with English as additional language is 5.9% compared with 18.1% nationally.
· The percentage of pupils supported at school action is 4.1% compared to 9.7 % nationally.
· The percentage of pupils supported at school action plus or with a statement is 2.7% compared to 7.7 % nationally.
Equality Objectives for 2013/2014
Narrowing the Gaps
· To narrow the gaps between special needs pupils and other pupils in relation to reading in KS2
· To narrow the gaps between school action and school action plus pupils and other pupils in English and Maths
Fostering good relationships
· To promote positive role models in school by using values education and examples of extraordinary people from all faiths and backgrounds within the curriculum