Equality issues remain a priority at New Town. Robust monitoring and tracking systems are in place. Any issues affecting groups of children are identified through: pupil progress meetings; analysis of summative and formative assessments; progress made at school, year and class level; IPP review meetings and analysis of behaviour concerns.
Steps needed to address any issues are taken swiftly and thoroughly. Evidence of this can be found in our Governors, leadership, staff and team meeting minutes, equality policy, behaviour policy, SEN policy and other policies held by the school.
All staff and Governors strive to provide equal opportunities for all, regardless of any differences, making extra provision to enable all to achieve their best in all areas of school life.
In order to comply with the Equality Act 2010 and the specific duties for schools, we are required to publish our equality objective which is outlined below:
We strive to narrow or close the gap between the performance of children with Special Educational Needs or who are disadvantaged and all other children in all areas of the curriculum through specialised support and provision.