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Equality Objectives

The Equality Act 2010 requires us to publish specific and measurable equality objectives every 3 years. Our equality objectives are based on our analysis of data and other information. Our equality objectives focus on those areas where we have agreed to take action to improve equality and tackle disadvantages. We will regularly review the progress we are making to meet our equality objectives.

Our current Equality Objectives 2016-2019 are: 

- To improve the progress of those with special educational needs and disabilities in order to narrow the gaps in achievement where they exist, and ensure that our SEND pupils make at least expected progress year on year.

- To close the gap in attainment and progress between girls and boys in reading and writing.

- To ensure that disadvantaged pupils make at least expected progress and increase the percentage of disadvantaged pupils attaining GDS at the end of KS2 so they are at least in line with disadvantaged pupils nationally.

- To narrow the gap in attendance between SEND and non-SEND pupils by fostering good relationships with parents and carers and seeking to understand the barriers to good attendance.

Equality Award
The EQualities Award is a national scheme aimed at all schools and children’s centres who want to demonstrate their commitment to equality. The award is designed to reward and celebrate the outstanding work that already exists in many schools and children’s centres. 
Through a process of supported self-evaluation, Cherry Orchard will be using the EQualities audit as a robust tool to identify and review the many ways in which we engender equality of opportunity and raise outcomes for all learners regardless of gender, disability, faith and ethnicity, sexual identity and socio-economic disadvantage. The promotion of pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is a core feature of the audit, which also focuses on safeguarding, bullying and the promotion of fundamental British values.