Gonville Academy

Gonville Academy
Gonville Road
London
CR7 6DL

TELEPHONE:
0208 684 4006

EMAIL:
gonvilleoffice@gonvilleacademy.croydon.sch.uk

Equality

Equality

Introduction

Under the Equality Act 2010, we welcome our general duty to eliminate discrimination, to advance equality of opportunity and to foster good relations, and our specific duties to publish information about our Academy population; to explain how we have due regard for equality and to publish equality objectives which show how we plan to tackle particular inequalities and reduce or remove them.

Here are some of the ways we do this

  • The Academy gathers information on the pupil population broken down by ethnicity and gender

(Click here to see our student population breakdown)

  • The Academy gathers information about significant difference in attainment between girls and boys, and between pupils of different ethnic backgrounds

(Click here to see student outcomes)

  • Our Inclusion Manager has special responsibility for equality matters.
  • Pupil Premium money is targeted to specific

(Click here to see our Pupil Premium Spending Plan).

  • There are clear procedures for dealing with prejudice-related bullying and incidents. 

These are our objectives

  • Boys are underachieving academically in reading compared to girls – 59% of boys attained age related levels compared to 71% of girls in July 2015. We have set an objective to improve this figure over a four-year period to at least 90% of boys reaching the required grade. In July 2018, 74% of boys achieved national expectations in reading and made +3.8 points progress on average. We will continue to work to close the gaps.
  • Students entitled to Free School Meals have lower attendance than other groups in the Academy, particularly in KS1. By July 2018, attendance for this group had increased to 95.8%. Due to the vulnerability of the students, we will continue to have this as a focus. In order to improve attendance, we will work in partnership with families and provide support through our Education Welfare Officer, Inclusion and Pastoral Care team, and Local Authority services as required.
  • We will continue to develop the curriculum, to ensure that students have access to a wider range of quality texts that reflect their heritage, and will explore and learn from historical issues of discrimination. The fully revised curriculum will be completed by July 2020.
  • Our EYFS and KS1 cohorts have a high percentage of students, parents and carers for whom English is an additional language (Nursery 84%, Reception 70%, Year 1 60%, Year 2 68%). Our interventions in EYFS & KS1 will focus on speaking and listening and phonics. We will also seek to partner with an organisation that can provide English lessons for parents and carers.
  • We want to promote a Growth Mindset amongst our community, where students and adults believe if they work hard, they can achieve. We will do this through assemblies, community events and rewards for students who work hard in lessons and achieve well. ‘We can’t do it…yet!’ will be our mantra.

Sarah Mitchell (Headteacher)

Alan Armstrong (Chair of Governors)

Under the Equality Act 2010, we welcome our general duty to eliminate discrimination, to advance equality of opportunity and to foster good relations, and our specific duties to publish information about our Academy population; to explain how we have due regard for equality and to publish equality objectives which show how we plan to tackle particular inequalities and reduce or remove them.

Prejudice Related Bullying and Discrimination

There are clear procedures for dealing with prejudice-related bullying and incidents. Staff have received training in prejudice related bullying and discrimination and are aware of the need to challenge even small incidents when they occur. All prejudice related incidents are logged so that any emerging patterns can be spotted and action swiftly taken.

Gonville Academy