Equality Objectives Statement

Heald Place Primary School is committed to ensuring equality of provision throughout the school community. Below highlights our equality objectives, how these will be implementated and who is responsible for monitoring the progress of each objective.

 

Equality Objective Reasons for objective. How the objective will be implemented and who will have responsibility for monitoring the progress.

Time- frame

Progress

1. By July 2020, the percentage of boys achieving the expected standard in Reading will be 72%.

 In 2016 - 2017 the school has identified that boys are underachieving academically in Reading. In FS 74% of girls are achieving expected levels, whilst the figure is 54% for boys. In KS1 72% of girls are achieving expected levels, whilst the figure is 61% for boys. At the end of KS2, 49% of girls are achieving expected levels, whilst the figure is 41% for boys.

Teachers are involving the children in the choices of class novels/ texts. In literacy, classes focus on a book/text- children given the opportunity to offer their suggestions/ interest.

  • Year Group Leads, Phase leaders, Senior Assistant Head and Deputy Head will be responsible for monitoring the progress.
  • In FS children vote on enhancements to continuous provision workshops. Year group teams review provision at least half-termly to ensure that it is engaging all learners. Leaders have revised the curriculum to include topics that will engage all learners. Identified pupils benefit from intervention.
 3 Year  

2017-2018:

In FS 86% of girls achieved GLD and 55% of boys achieved GLD

In KS1 64% of boys and 81% achieved the expected standard in reading.

At the end of KS2, 57% of boys and 66% of girls achieved the expected standard in reading.

2018-2019:

In FS 84% of girls achieved GLD and 56% of boys achieved GLD

In KS1 60% of boys and 82% of girls achieved the expected standard in reading.

At the end of KS2 57% of boys and 66% of girls achieved the expected standard.

 

2. Over the next 2 years we will introduce new approaches to encourage members of our Non-Muslim community to access school meals, increasing take up by 5% from that community.

   The school has reflected on issues / concerns raised by parents/carers regarding the options provided for school meals. We have an identified group (13%) who cannot access the ‘meat’ offer due to religious beliefs. This group currently only have a vegetarian option offered to them.

(1) Consultation with relevant stakeholders

(2) Planning: feedback from consultation

(3) Implementation: separate cooking/ preparation areas, cutlery

(4) Review

NE,SE to monitor

2 years

The non-halal consultation took place in June 2019. The non-halal option was rolled out in school from September 2019. Due to lack of take up, this option was removed from the menu but is still available on request. 

 

3. To improve the provision for disabled access by creating disable parking bays.

The school have identified that disabled staff/ visitors are not able to easily access the school, as there are currently no designated disable parking bays.

(1) Research- legal requirements

(2) Consult with third party- what can be done with reasonable adjustments.

(3) Plan and carry out the work.

1 year The installation of disabled parking was completed as part of the library extension capital works, which completed in February 2020. 

 

Heald Place Primary School

About Us

Heald Place is a very successful primary school situated roughly 2 miles from the centre of Manchester. It serves a rich and diverse community. At its heart are vibrant local businesses with the universities, Manchester Museum, and the Whitworth Art Gallery all within walking distance of the school.

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Heald Place, Rusholme, Manchester, M14 7PN

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0161 224 7079

Email

admin@healdplace.manchester.sch.uk

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Mr T Denton

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