Collingbourne C of E Primary School recognises the importance of education in creating life opportunities and recognises that the influence of school on a child’s life is made more significant if they currently have, or have had in the past, a disadvantaged home life.
The document below concentrates on the most recent equalities-related attainment data and highlights those groups that are vulnerable to underachievement in Wiltshire schools. We are using this data to support our work to maximise the attainment of every pupil, and in particular, pupils from groups who may be vulnerable to educational underachievement.
The document also details new national equality priorities and provides details about how we are responding to these.
Collingbourne C of E Primary School has two new Equality Objectives:
1. addressing pupil mental health and wellbeing as part of our commitment to preventing mental health difficulties that may start in childhood but have a greater impact in adult life.
2. to increase understanding of religious/faith diversity (including people who do not have a faith) and to develop an awareness of the history of religious intolerance in Britain and Europe and to learn to promote tolerance and understanding.
Increase understanding of religious/faith diversity
Collingbourne C of E Primary School is focusing on ensuring that our pupils understand and appreciate the rich diversity of Britain and the important values that help people with differing perspectives and outlooks to live together harmoniously. This document provides information about what Collingbourne C of E Primary School is doing to develop our pupils’ ability to live in a pluralistic (diverse) society. This Equality Objective will help us to increase understanding of religious/faith diversity (including people who do not have a faith) and to develop an awareness of the history of religious intolerance in Britain and Europe, and to learn to promote tolerance and understanding.
How we will achieve this objective:
The school will be purchasing and implementing a new RE scheme of work across all key stages. A new RE subject leader is in place and has a full schedule of training and development mapped out for the 2017/18 academic year. The appointment of a new Headteacher and RE subject leader has also led to us updating and implementing new whole school values. These are delivered through a new 2 year cycle in Collective Worship. The school is also working towards maintaining our SIAMS judgement of outstanding, or at least securing a good rating.
Pupil mental health and wellbeing
Academic attainment is important, but pupils also need to progress through their education feeling happy and self-confident. Collingbourne C of E Primary School is committed to providing a nurturing environment to help develop the resilience of our pupils to cope with the ups and downs and stresses of everyday life. Collingbourne C of E Primary School has decided that one of our new Equality Objectives will address pupil mental health and wellbeing as part of our commitment to preventing mental health difficulties that may start in childhood but have a greater impact in adult life.
How we will achieve this objective:
We have recently lost 2 teaching assistants who were ELSA trained, but have now appointed replacements (27/11/2017). Neither is ELSA trained, but we will be providing training on the next available course for one member of staff. We are also investing in Wellbeing and Mindfulness training. This will involve staff CPD sessions as well as intervention groups led by a Wellbeing and Yoga expert supporting those children who need support with their mental health and wellbeing.