Equality and Diversity

 

There are a number of statutory duties that must be met by every school in line with legislation from the Race Relations (Amendment) Act (2000), Disability Equality Duty (2005) and Equality Act (2010).

 

Victoria Drive Pupil Referral Unit (PRU) is committed to meeting its public sector duties and acknowledges that we have a statutory duty to: Eliminate discrimination, harassment and victimisation. Promote equality of access and opportunity within our school and within our wider community. Promote positive attitudes to difference and good relationships between people with different backgrounds, genders, cultures, faiths, abilities and ethnic origins. The Leadership Team and PRU Management Board at Victoria Drive PRU regularly review the progress we are making to meet our equality objectives with regard to the protected groups (race, disability, gender, gender re-assignment, age, pregnancy and maternity, marital status, sexual orientation, religion and belief and sexual orientation) under the Equality Act (2010).

Our approach to equality is based on the following key principles:

 

  1. All learners are of equal value
  2. We recognise and respect difference
  3. We foster positive attitudes and relationships and a shared sense of cohesion and belonging.
  4. We observe good equalities practice in staff recruitment, retention and development.
  5. We aim to reduce and remove inequalities and barriers that already exist.
  6. We have the highest expectations of all our children.

 

Information in relation to Protective Characteristics and other relevant groups

-November 2020

 

There are 42 children on roll who all attend mainstream Wandsworth schools in Years 1 to 6. There are currently no permanently excluded pupils from the borough.

All pupils are SEND support under the category of Social, Emotional and Mental Health Difficulties (SEMHDs).

Gender: 86% boys and 14% girls.

Pupil Premium Funding-Disadvantaged group: 48%

Free School Meals: 50%

Race/ Ethnicity:

WBRI

48%

BCRB

7%

MOTH

7%

MWBC

10%

BOTH

5%

WEEU

2%

BAOF

7%

BNGN

2%

WOTW

5%

AOTH

2%

BGHA

5%

English as an Additional Language: 7%

Looked After Children: 0

 

Equality Objectives 2020-2023

 

Objective 1-PupilsSuccess CriteriaDate
To promote equality and diversity through an SEMH focused curriculum with clear links to PSHE, SEAL and LPA.

Curriculum materials relating to different cultures, gender, family dynamic, socio-economic status etc. are widely used throughout lessons.

Pupils will learn curriculum topics cover a diverse range of social and personal development issues for SEMH pupils.

Pupils will be involved in positive conflict resolution through anti-bullying ambassadors and class meetings.

Teachers feel confident to explore complex diverse issues to promote equality through the curriculum.

December 2020

April 20201

July 2021

 

 

Objective 2-Service wideSuccess CriteriaDate
To develop consistent strategies for pupils and staff to positively challenge prejudice and discrimination.

Effective implementation of Protective Approaches training by staff.

Pupils will be taught positive approaches to challenge bullying, bias and prejudice.

Pupils will develop a positive sense of self and resilience.

Pupil achievement data is analysed by ethnicity, gender and ability nneds and acted on to ensure equality of educational support for all.

Equality is reflected in all school Policies including Staff policies such as Recruitment and Sickness Absence.

Parents and Carers will be involved in decision making around issues of equality and diversity.

Termly review.

July 2021

 

 

Objective 3-Borough wideSuccess CriteriaDate
To promote inclusive practice in Wandsworth Primary Schools for SEMH pupils through early identification to prevent permanent exclusions.

Early contact and referrals from mainstream schools.

Raised awareness of alternative inclusive practice amongst all Primary Wandsworth Head teachers through training, conversations etc.

Strategic planning with Local Authority initiatives and partnerships.

Accessible and varied support available for SEMH pupils from Victoria Drive PRU.

Supporting shared good practice and links between schools.

Consistent advice and communication with mainstream colleagues for preventative strategies and collaborative approaches to support pupils with SEMHDs.

July 2020

 

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