At The Pines Primary School, we are committed to ensuring our targets reflect the school aim that all children will be supported to achieve their full potential through progress and attainment.
Equality Objectives (2018-21):
1. We have the highest expectations of all our children. We believe and expect that all pupils can make good progress and achieve to their highest potential, with the belief that all learners are of equal value. As such, our expectation is that boys and girls will achieve equally high levels and will make equally good progress regardless of whether or not they are disabled, and regardless of their ethnicity, culture, national origin or national status, their religious or non-religious affiliation or faith background and whatever their sexual orientation.
2. We work to raise standards for all pupils and believe that improving the quality of education for the most vulnerable groups of pupils raises standards across the whole school. We seek to close any gap in pupil achievement, so that the levels of achievement for those children who are entitled to Pupil Premium Grant are at least in line with all pupils.
3. We seek to foster a shared sense of cohesion and belonging, through developing positive attitudes and relationships. We want all members of our school community to feel a sense of belonging whether or not they are disabled, whatever their ethnicity, culture, national origin or national status, whatever their gender and gender identity, whatever their religious or non-religious affiliation or faith background and whatever their sexual orientation. This will be encouraged by reflecting on and promoting the five key values of the school.
In support of meeting our targets, we rigorously track the progress of all children, including our vulnerable groups, so that we can identify the impact of our teaching and support on children’s development.