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Equalities

Argyle is an inclusive school where we focus on the well-being and progress of every child and where all members of our community are of equal worth. We believe that the Equality Act provides a framework to support our commitment to valuing diversity, tackling discrimination, promoting equality and fostering good relationships between people. It also ensures that we continue to tackle issues of disadvantage and underachievement of different groups. 

Our Equalities objectives for 2020-2022 are:

1) To ensure that our work with ‘Lifting Limits’, the ‘Black Curriculum’ and Camden anti-racist learning hub supports us in ensuring that our curriculum is fully inclusive, representative of all communities in our school and supported by high quality resources that are also representative.

2) to reduce in school attainment gaps between disadvantaged pupils and all other pupils – particularly at the higher level of attainment (greater depth).

3) 

  • To continue to increase the participation of disadvantaged pupils in wider school opportunities – extra-curricular activities and peripatetic .
  • Ensure that all disadvantaged pupils have a a device that enables them to access support for home learning and live lessons during any further period of school closure,
  • Ensure that catch up funding is used to accelerate progress for pupils who have fallen most behind during periods of school closure.
  • Continue to track participation and uptake of activities for disadvantaged pupils.
  • Continue to subsidise financial contributions when they present a barrier to participation.
  • Attainment data to be shared with TLCP committee each term. Headteacher to report to TLCP and FGB  committees on use and impact of devices each term. HT to report to TLCP and FGB on each term. Objectives Reviewed Autumn 2020/ Next review: Autumn 2024 music lessons; educational visits etc.

4) To improve the attendance of: Bangladeshi pupils; Disadvantaged pupils; Pupils with SEND; so that the attendance of these groups is in line with other groups. 

5) Ensure that our diverse curriculum and our approach to ‘Black History’ is fully communicated to parents and stakeholders. Continue to share work that illustrates the diversity of our curriculum.

6)  Accessibility -Classrooms are optimally organised to promote the participation and independence of all pupils. On-going training where necessary for awareness raising of disability issues. When school is once again able to welcome parents and carers into building, continue to consider accessibility and use  ground floor wherever possible.

Full details of our Equalities Policy and Action Plan can be found below.

Equalities Policy including Accessibility

Equalities Monitoring

At Argyle we regularly analyse the progress and attainment of different groups of children and adapt our provision in light of our findings.

The following data is based on analysis of our Year 6 data 2019. The comparative data for some groups was not available.                                

READING - KS2 SATS 2019

Achieved Expected Standard School

%

Achieved Expected Standard National

 %

Achieved Greater Depth School

%

Achieved Greater Depth National

     %

All pupils

74

73

21

27 

Boys

62

69

14

 22

Girls

86

78

27

 32

White British

100

 73

Disadvantaged

77

60

19

14 

Bangladeshi

70

Black African

82

Congolese 

0

Somali

100

Black Caribbean

100

EAL

74

73

23

27

SEND – support

53

73

0

 27

SEND -  EHCP plan

0

73

0

27 

 

WRITING -  END OF KS2 TEACHER ASSESSMENT 2019

Achieved Expected Standard School

   %

Achieved Expected Standard National

    %

Achieved Greater Depth School

     %

Achieved Greater Depth National

   %

All pupils

 79

78 

 26

20

Boys

 67

72

 24

15

Girls

91

85

 27

25 

White British

 100

Disadvantaged

84

66

 23

10 

Bangladeshi

 75

Black African

 82

 

Congolese 

Somali

 100

 

Black Caribbean

100

EAL

79

78

 26

 20

SEND – support

60

78

 0

 20

SEND -  EHCP plan

78 

 0

 20

MATHS - KS2 SATS 2019

Achieved Expected Standard School

%

Achieved Expected Standard National

%

Achieved Greater Depth School

%

Achieved Greater Depth National

%

All pupils

77

79

 16

27 

Boys

71

78 

 29

29

Girls

82

 79

 5

24

White British

 100

Disadvantaged

 74

63

10

 13

Bangladeshi

75 

Black African

82

Congolese 

0

Somali

 100

Black Caribbean

100

EAL

77

75 

15

26

SEND –  support

 47

79

7

 27 

SEND -  EHCP plan

 100

79

27

The Attainment of Groups of pupils at KS2 2019 Attaining Reading, Writing and Maths Combined. Comparative data for some groups was unavailable.

Group

Achieving Expected Standard School %

Achieving Expected Standard National % 

Gap

Achieving Higher Standard School % 

Achieving Higher Standard National % 

Gap

All pupils

70

65

+5

5

11

-6

Boys

62

60

+2

5

9

-4

Girls

77

70

+7

5

13

-8

White British

100

Disadvantaged

71

9

Bangladeshi

60

Black African

82

Congolese 

0

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Somali

100

Black Caribbean

100

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

EAL

69

65

+4

 5

 11

 -6

SEND – support

47

65

 -18

 11

-11 

SEND - EHCP

0

65

 -65

0

 11

 -11