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Equality Objectives

  • To narrow the gap between the progress made by disadvantaged boys and those of non-disadvantaged pupils nationally.
  • To narrow the gap between the attendance of disadvantaged boys and that of non-disadvantaged pupils nationally.
  • To narrow the gap between the proportion of disadvantaged boys who receive fixed-term exclusions and non-disadvantaged pupils nationally.

 

These were adopted in January 2020 and will be reviewed in January 2024.

Equality objectives monitoring

Equality objectives monitoring

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

 

The estimated Progress 8 score for Disadvantaged Year 11 boys in 2019 was -1.5 and in 2020 was -0.2 based on the evidence based CAG and government algorithm thereby there was a significant narrowing of the gap with other students nationally.

 

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

 

However, 2019 attendance for disadvantaged boys was 87 %.  This figure is slightly below the average attendance for all Pupil Premium students 89.5%, and is lower than attendance for all students 92.5 % and therefore narrowing the gap with the attendance of other students nationally has not yet happened.  Data for 2020 is impacted by the COVID closures and is therefore not included here.

 

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

 

Fixed term exclusions in 2019 were 17 (days) compared to 23 (days) during the previous year, thereby we continue 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. This data for 2020 is not included due to the impact of COVID and the school closures. In 2020 the ratio of disadvantaged students with fixed term exclusions compared to other students was 3.3:1, this is better than the national data of 4:1.