Equalities at Welton

At Welton Primary School we pride ourselves on providing the very best educational care for all our pupils. As part of the Midsomer Norton Schools Partnership we are committed to ensuring equality of opportunity in line with the Equality Act 2010. We aim to reduce disadvantages, discrimination and inequalities of opportunity, and promote diversity in terms of our pupils, our workforce and the community in which we work. We will assist our children in achieving to their very best potential. Where they experience barriers to their success we will work with them to address these in a sensitive and sympathetic way. We will teach them the importance of equality through our day to day work and through bespoke PSHE lessons, including what forms discrimination can take and the impact discrimination can have. We will also encourage our children to make their own commitment to promoting equality.

We follow the MNSP Equalities Policy which can be read here (paper copies avaiable form the school office): https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B5Z73cTOEMQddWE3amk0R0JTN0E/view

Equalities objecitve for 2018-2019:

We have identified that in 2018 reading, writing and maths by the end of Key Stage 2, boys underperform in relation to girls:

% reaching Age Related Expectation in Reading: Boys (54%), Girls (82%)

% reaching Age Related Expectation in Writing: Boys (46%), Girls (91%)

% reaching Age Related Expectation in Maths: Boys (46%), Girls (64%)

This is clearly an equalities issue for the school and we are commited to addressing this by ensuring that:

  • Topics and themes are relevant and interesting to boys.
  • Assessment for learning strategies are used to support boys in their learning.
  • Moderation processes are focussed on the progress of boys across the school.
  • Data analysis keeps a careful track of boys progress and attainment.