Rothwell Victoria Junior School

A Happy Place to Learn

Victoria Junior School
Cornwall Crescent,
Rothwell,
Leeds, West Yorkshire LS26 0RA

Please contact Mrs S Ramskill on:

0113 393 2926​

office@victoria-jun.leeds.sch.uk

EquaLITY

 

Rothwell Victoria Junior School

Equality Information and Objectives Statement 2019

Our school makes all members of our community feel welcome and valued. Our vision and values promote inclusion and equality and tackle discrimination. We have high expectations for all our pupils irrespective of their age, disability, gender, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation. Our equalities statement is guided by some core principles:

  • All members of the school and wider community are of equal value
  • We recognise and respect diversity We foster positive attitudes and relationships, and a shared sense of cohesion and belonging
  • We will ensure that the recruitment, retention and ongoing development of staff is undertaken in a fair and equitable manner to support our school’s vision and values
  • We aim to reduce and remove inequalities and barriers that already exist
  • We consult widely
  • We feel that the community as a whole should benefit

These principles are explained in greater detail within the school’s Equality Scheme.

 In line with the PSED (Public Sector Equality Duty) of the Equality Act 2010 we publish the following data:

Characteristic

Breakdown

Number of pupils

176   

92  ( 52%) male  84 ( 48% )female

Number of staff

23 staff    

4 male =  17 %      16 female = 70 %

Number of governors

10   (9 currently as there is 1 vacancy)  1 – 11% male       8 = 89% female

Free School Meals

Eligible for Pupil Premium

26%

39%

Ethnicity

89%  White British  (156 pupils)

2% Other White (3 pupils)

1% Black African  (2 pupils)

0% other Asian (0 pupil)

3% Any other mixed background ( 5 pupils)

1% White and Black Caribbean (2 pupils)

0.5% Any Other Ethnic Groups (1 pupil)

3% Refused (5 pupils)

 0.5%  Indian (1 pupils) 

 0.5% Gypsy Romany (1 pupil)

English as an additional language

1 %  (2 pupils)

Special Educational Needs

 20%  (36 pupils)

Average attendance rate

 96.86%

Our equality objectives 2019/20

To ensure we welcome different families, including those with same sex parents.

To promote spiritual, moral, social and cultural development through all appropriate curricular and extra-curricular opportunities (See SMSC Annual Planner).  We aim to meet this objective with particular reference to issues of equality and diversity;

To ensure children have an understanding that the freedom to choose and hold other faiths and beliefs is protected in law through direct teaching and Collective Worship;

To nurture an acceptance that other people having different faiths or beliefs to oneself (or having none) should be accepted and tolerated, and should not be the cause of prejudicial or discriminatory behaviour through school policies, Collective Worship, display, RE, PSHE etc;

To enforce an understanding of the importance of identifying and combatting discrimination through focus weeks, projects, visits and visitors (Send my Friend to School, visit from Paralympic athlete etc).

To reduce prejudice and increase understanding of equality through direct teaching across the curriculum, fundraising, active School Council etc;

To avoid deterministic notions of fixed ability and to model teaching and learning behaviours that develop a growth mindset and avoid labelling;

To promote cultural development and understanding through a rich range of experience, both in and beyond the school (See RE Visits Plan)

To eradicate prejudice related bullying in relation to the protected characteristics listed in the Equality Act 2010.

Implement equal opportunities and diversity practice across the three dimensions of the School: as an employer; an educator; and a resource of the local community.

To close the gap between disadvantaged pupils and non-disadvantaged children achieving age related expectations and above at KS2 in English and Maths.

 

Click here for our Equality Scheme Click here for our Single Equality Plan 

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