At Brookfields all pupils are offered a broad, balanced, stimulating and relevant curriculum regardless of their background, culture or ability. Each pupil is valued for who they are and what they bring to the school. We appreciate and celebrate the richness of diversity within the school community as well as the wider community. Through the work we do across the school on developing Values, we actively promote the importance of tolerance, co-operation, courage, determination, friendship and respect. Through this approach, pupils develop independence, confidence and integrity which prepares them for their future lives.
To close the gap in performance between different groups of learners.
The attainment of different groups of learners (however small) is scrutinised rigorously e.g. Looked After Children, Gypsy, Roma and Traveller pupils, different categories of SEN, learners with English as an additional language, learners eligible for FSM.
This is monitored through;
- PIVATS and CASPA data collation and analysis
- Learner target-setting arrangements/ learning diaries
- Learner targets in exercise books
- Pupil Progress meetings
- Evaluation of Interventions
- All aspects of the curriculum (including the ‘hidden’ curriculum, assemblies, activities and events etc. embody the commitment to equality.
To encourage learners how to recognise, challenge and report different forms of bullying, prejudice, racism, stereotypes, injustice and inequality.
The curriculum teaches diversity, facilitates an understanding of multiple identities, and challenges stereotyping. This is evidenced in and monitored through;
- Schemes of work
- Lesson plans
- Resources and materials are routinely monitored to ensure they reflect inclusivity and equality.
- Curriculum mapping- to ensure that diversity is embedded not just in citizenship, history, geography, English literature, music and drama but across the whole curriculum.
- Use of ‘EQualities’ as an audit tool.
To ensure that all members of staff access continuous professional development and guidance in Diversity.
This is evidenced through;
- Details of the school’s CPD programme.
- Record of staff briefings.
- Record of staff attendance at relevant local, regional and national conferences.
- Becoming a Stonewall Champion
- Relevant details of the induction programme for new members of staff.
- PowerPoint presentation (relevant slides) of Diversity training (3 sessions)
- Induction programme evaluation forms or feedback
The school’s commitment to equality is communicated to all members of the extended school community (including staff, governors, learners, parents/carers and visitors) in a variety of ways. This comprises the inclusion of our Equalities statement in all school policies, consistent feedback to Governors, regular Assemblies looking at Diversity in gender, sexuality, SEN and families and celebrating difference, amongst a variety of other things. We welcome comments from families and encourage participation in supporting pupils exploration of what can be sensitive issues.