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Equality Objectives

2016-2020

1. To narrow the gap between the progress made by disadvantaged boys and those of non-disadvantaged pupils nationally.

2. To narrow the gap between the attendance of disadvantaged boys and that of non-disadvantaged pupils nationally.

3. To narrow the gap between the proportion of disadvantaged boys who receive fixed-term exclusions and non-disadvantaged pupils nationally.

Equality objectives monitoring

To narrow the gap between the progress made by disadvantaged boys and those of non-disadvantaged pupils nationally.

1. The actual Progress 8 score for Disadvantaged Year 11 boys in 2018 was -1.1. This is a significant figure, but as a result of a cohort of young people who demonstrated severely challenging behaviours.

2. To narrow the gap between the attendance of disadvantaged boys and that of non-disadvantaged pupils nationally.

Disadvantaged boys attendance in 2017/18 dropped to 89.1% compared to 91.5% in 2016/17.  One impact of this lower attendance is the lower outcomes for Year 11 in 2017/18.

3. To narrow the gap between the proportion of disadvantaged boys who receive fixed-term exclusions and non-disadvantaged pupils nationally.

Fixed exclusions in 2017/18 totaled 20 days compared to 23 days in 2016/17, thereby continuing to work towards narrowing the gap with other students nationally. Behaviour is improving for our disadvantaged boys and therefore time in lessons is increased and this is supporting progress in all areas of the curriculum.