Equality Objectives 2019 – 2023
Leadership and Management Indicator: “Parents/carers are encouraged to be involved in school life, including their children’s spiritual, moral, social and cultural (SMSC) development, and school makes every effort to communicate with those who are harder to reach.”
Objective 1: We will work closely with the Ethnic Diversity Service (EDS) to run events for parents which are inclusive for parents with English as an Additional Language (EAL). This will be through support for vulnerable parents to attend our parent events that run throughout the year. In addition we will run specialist events for parents with EAL which promote relationships between parents and provide access to information about the Nursery through dual language leaflets and translators.
The success of this objective will be monitored at the end of a year through questionnaires or comment boxes for parents and by responses from children recorded in their learning journeys.
Leadership and Management Indicator: “There is a named governor or a committee and a senior member of staff who have responsibility for equality issues”.
Objective 2: Part of our staffing restructure will involve the appointment of an EAL coordinator. This is a new role to give staff greater support in developing children’s language, especially those new to English. The EAL coordinator will be responsible for resources, finding ways to encourage greater use of our bi-lingual books, developing displays and parent information for those speaking English as an additional language and adding more non-white images to our displays.
The success of this objective will be monitored by our named equality governor taking a follow-up Learning Walk with our EAL coordinator in 2020.
Quality of Teaching Indicator: “The curriculum addresses equality issues, reflects and values diversity. It encourages children to explore bias and to challenge prejudice and stereotypes based on disability, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, religion, sexual orientation and social class.”
Objective 3: We will work closely with the EDS service to evaluate the quality of our continuous provision ensuring that bias and stereotypes are addressed through the resources provided in the provision. An audit will take place to ensure disability, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, religion, sexual orientation and social class are represented throughout the Nursery and the play equipment provided.
The success of this objective will be measured through an external follow up audit by the EDS in 2021.