Welcome to the Oaks Primary Academy page on Equalties and our Equality objectives.
At Oaks Primary Academy we aim to create an inclusive culture for all staff, pupils, families and visitors to the school. We recognise, respect and value people’s differences and ensure that individuals or groups of individuals are treated fairly and equally and no less favourably, specific to their needs, including areas of race, gender, disability, religion or belief, sexual orientation and age. We promote equality and diversity treating all staff and students fairly ensuring equal access to opportunities to enable children and staff to fully participate in the learning process and achieve and equip children and staff with the skills to challenge inequality and discrimination.
The following statements are the agreed Equalities Objectives:
To close the gap between boys and girls in English, Mathematics and Science at all key stages.
To close the gap in performance of all pupils with special educational needs or disabilities.
To promote cultural development and understanding through a rich range of experiences both in and beyond the curriculum.
To prevent and respond to all hate incidents and prejudice-based bullying
Good teaching is allowing pupils to make up for previous gaps in their learning. Pupils have good attitudes to learning because teachers plan activities which maintain pupils interest and enthusiasm. Pupils are proud of their work and this is reflected in their books, which are very neatly presented.
The academy provides well for pupils of all abilities. The most able pupils are given work which is at the right level and are encouraged to do as well as they can and so they make good progress.
Pupils enjoy reading and use the well-stocked library to choose a different book each week. Daily reading sessions, together with well-taught phonics (the sounds that letters make) help to secure pupils good achievement in reading.