At Ravenswood School all staff and governors are committed to working together to provide a safe, nurturing and inclusive learning environment to ensure every pupil feels they are a central part of the school community.
From April 2012 schools were expected to meet the requirements of the Equality Act. The effect of the law is that all schools must work to:
• Eliminate discriminations, harassment and victimisation
• Promote equality of access and opportunity within the school and within our wider community
• Promote positive attitudes to difference and good relationships between all members of the school community.
These equality duties align with our school values.
For information on how we work to fulfil these duties please see our full Equality and Diversity Policy in the Governors section of our School Policies page.
We are also required to publish and review Equality Objectives at least every 4 years. Below is the review of our objectives for 2016-18.
|Increase the extent to which disabled pupils can participate in the school’s curriculum.||
Achieved. Homework is set that consolidates learning.
There are clear links between accreditation pathways and our assessment framework at KS4 and Post 16.
|Improve the physical environment of the school for the purpose of increasing the extent to which disabled pupils are able to take advantage of education and benefits, facilities or services provided or offered by the school.||
Achieved. Rooms are refurbished so pupils in wheelchairs can access. Rooms have been decorated in calm colours to focus ASD pupils to be ready for learning.
|Improve the delivery to disabled pupils of information which is readily accessible to pupils who are not disabled.||Achieved. Pupils in the school make outstanding progress in improving their behaviour and sustain excellent behaviours. Social stories are provided for those pupils transitioning into school.|
Our Equality Aims and Objectives for 2018-20 are:
|To improve the quality of careers teaching received across the school which ensure that we meet all of the Gatsby benchmarks.||Ensure all KS 4 classes have regular access to Career lessons. Ensure KS 2/3 have at least one employer encounter each year.|
|To develop further pupils awareness of different cultural backgrounds.||
To ensure pupils from different background/cultures within school are recognised and celebrated.
To improve delivery of the P.E. curriculum with greater opportunities for pupils to access more outdoor learning experiences.
Provide outdoor learning opportunities to KS3/KS4.
Improve P16 P.E curriculum to include travel training and accessing offsite facilities.