Equality Statement & Objectives
We love to learn in Jesus In Jesus we learn to love.
St Anne Line Catholic Infant School is a happy, caring school. Our mission is to live our lives as Jesus taught us while working hard to achieve our best.
It is our Catholic ethos to treat others with dignity and respect no matter what the circumstances. Every member of our school community should feel safe, secure, valued and of equal worth, regardless of gender, ethnicity, disability, religious beliefs, sexual orientation, age or any of the protected characteristics (Single Equalities Act 2010) Our policies ensure that equality is paramount to our daily lives in school. We aim to provide a broad and balanced curriculum that meets the needs of all pupils, promoting their spiritual, moral, social and cultural development, alongside their achievement educationally. The school is committed to equality; reflecting on and valuing diversity.
Equality Act 2010
Schools have two specific duties to perform in relation to the Equality Act of 2010:
- to publish information which shows they have due regard for inequalities as defined by the Act
- to publish at least one equality objective and report annually on its progress
As defined by the act, a public authority must have “due regard” to the need to:
- eliminate discrimination, harassment, victimisation and any other conduct that is prohibited by or under this Act.
- advance equality of opportunity between persons who share a relevant protected characteristic and persons who do not share it.
- foster good relations between persons who share a relevant protected characteristic and persons who do not share it.
The Act states that we do not have to report information that may ‘identify’ individuals. Therefore no staff data is presented here because our staffing numbers are below the threshold of 130.
Profile of our school - September 2018
*national comparisons taken from 2018 published data
- St Anne Line Catholic Infant School is a two form entry school with an attached p.v. nursery and additional nursery which accommodates 2 year old children, including those entitled to receive free government funding. (FEEE2)
- The percentage of pupils from ethnic minorities is 70% compared with 23.5% nationally
- The percentage of pupils with English as additional language is 39% compared with 21% nationally
- The percentage of pupils receiving special educational needs support 28% (14% nationally)
- The percentage of pupils eligible for Pupil Premium is 13% compared to 25.2% nationally
- The social deprivation indicator is 0.32% compared with 0.21% nationally
St Anne Line Catholic Infant School has a high stability of pupils and staff.
As a result of pupil progress analysis we have set the following targets to improve pupil performance of vulnerable groups:
- Narrow the gap between the performance of boys and girls in writing so the boys and girls perform equally well.
- Narrow the gap between the performance of children who have FSM and the rest of the cohort.
- Regular interventions in place for children, particularly the groups of children with English as a first language, who are at risk of not achieving a pass in the phonics screening test, at either year one or re-tests in year two.
- Increase support for children who have EHC plans or receive SEN support to ensure that they make good progress from their starting