St. Louis Academy
t Louis Catholic Academy acknowledges the Equality Act (2010) and the Public Sector Equality Duty (2011). We understand our duty to every member of the school community to ensure they feel safe, secure, valued and of equal worth. At St Louis Catholic Academy, equality is a key principle for treating all with respect and dignity and exercising our duty in relation to the nine protected characteristics. We believe that equality at our school should permeate all aspects of school life and is the responsibility of every member of the school and wider community.
St Louis Catholic Academy holds the EQualities Award and was the first primary school in Suffolk to achieve this national recognition. St Louis Academy is committed to ensuring quality of provision throughout the school community.
To do this, our equality objectives 2015 – 2019 are as follows:
- To ensure the curriculum reflects inclusion and diversity, and prepares pupils for life in modern Britain. This will be measured by on-going curriculum review by SLT and subject leaders.
- To identify the needs of all learners in order to achieve the best possible outcomes. This will be measured by differentiated curricula and work according to the need of the children to promote individual progress.
- To promote an ethos and culture in the school in which everyone is welcomed and respected as individuals. This will be measured by the effectiveness of the planned SMSC curriculum and by regular stakeholder feedback.
- To ensure that staff recruitment complies with the Equality Act and that all staff are aware of and follow the school’s Equality Policy. We will foster good relations between people who share a protected characteristic and those who do not. This will be measured by reviewing the policy on a timely basis, effective staff induction and on-going CPD.
- To ensure that discriminatory behaviour is not tolerated by any stakeholder. We will eliminate unlawful discrimination, harassment and victimisation and other conduct prohibited by the Act. This will be measured by all stakeholders following the school’s policy and procedures regarding bullying, harassment and behaviour and decreasing rates of reporting on internal blue incident forms.
- To maintain positive partnerships with parents, carers and the wider community through consultation and involvement of the school community. This will be measured by feedback received from parents, carers, the wider community and rates of attendance at school events.
Our equality objectives 2019 – 2022 are as follows:
1. School attendance for all groups will improve from below National Average Percentage to above National Average Percentage as an overall figure 2018-2019.
2. To improve outcomes for writing in EYFS, Year 2 and Year 6, including closing the gap between boys and girls’ writing, to within a variance of five percentage points.