Equality

Hill View School’s Equalities Information

Equality at Hill View School is about providing excellence for all to secure the highest possible standards of attainment. Equality applies to all members of the school community: pupils, parents, staff, Governors and the local community. We celebrate differences and enjoy the diversity our range of individuality brings.

We aim for everyone to feel valued within our school and actively promote equal opportunities. We do not discriminate, either directly or indirectly, against anyone on the grounds of colour, race, nationality, belief, sexuality, gender, home background or academic ability.

Our targets (Sept 2015 – July 2019 )for continued improvement in equality of access to all are:

  • to close the gap between the attainment of boys and girls in KS1 phonics to be within 5% on the Y2 cumulative result by July 2019 (there was a 15% gap in July 2015, Raise Online) update – July 2016 Raise Online data shows 1% more boys achieving the required standard
  • to improve the progress of our higher attaining (those who achieved L3 in KS1) pupils in Maths to be at least in line with national value added results by July 2019 (97.6 value added in July 2015, Raise Online) update – July 2016 Raise Online data shows that our Higher Attainers were in line with national in their progress from KS1 to the 2016 National tests.
  • to reduce the impact of a few persistent absentees on overall attendance to ensure we are at least in line with the national average by July 2019 (95.9% school attendance v national 96% 2014-15, 94.4% school attendance v national 96.1% 2015-16)
  • to improve the well-being of our disadvantaged children to lead to improved learning behaviours

Our 2012-2015 targets were:

  • To increase the attendance of pupils entitled to Free School Meals – FSM(2011-12, 89.8%)  by 4.7% to achieve 94% by July 2015 – we achieved 93.7% during 2013-14 
  • To increase the percentage of boys achieving Level 4+ in Maths and English combined  (2011-12, 71%) by 8.5% to 77% by July 2015 – we achieved 78.7% of boys achieved level 4+ in Maths and English combined in the 2013 SATs
  • To increase the membership of pupils with English as an Additional Language at out of school clubs and activities. – 11% of children who took part in the Autumn 2013 after-school clubs programme had English as an Additional Language. 18% of children who took part in our Spring 2014 after-school clubs had English as an additional language. 

Who comes to our school?

This is our school population and we use the information that it provides to help us plan good access to educational opportunities for all to do well.

2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 
School Nat Av School   Nat Av School   Nat Av School   Nat Av
All Children 477 257 522   263 506   269 539 275
Girls 48.8% 49% 48.3%   49% 49.2%   49% 49%  49% 
Boys 51.2% 51% 51.7%   51% 50.8%   51% 51% 51% 
FSM 24.9% 26.7% 24.3%   26.6% 22.9%   26% 25.5%  25.2% 
EAL 14% 18.1% 19.2%   18.8% 22%    19.5% 25.2%  20.1% 
SEN Support 13% 9.7% 10%   8.9% 11.7%    13% 12.2%  12.1% 
EHCP/St 5% 7.7% 5.7%   7.7%  0.6%   1.4%  1.5% 1.3% 

Attendance information ( in-house data)

2013-14 2014-15 2015-16   
All  96.1%          All   95.6%         All  94.4%   
Boys 96.2%   Y1    96%  Boys 95.5%   Y1    95.3% Boys  94.5%  Y1  94.1%
Girls 95.9%   Y2    95.7%  Girls 96.7%   Y2    96.2% Girls  94.3%  Y2  94.8%
EAL 93.6%   Y   96.5%  EAL 95%   Y3    96.7% EAL   93.6% Y3  95.1%
LAC 97.3%   Y4    95.7%  LAC 97.6%   Y4    95.6% LAC  97.6%  Y4  95.9%
FSM 93.7%   Y5    95.5%  FSM 92.9%   Y5    95.8% FSM  92.2%  Y5  95.5%
SA 95.5%   Y6    96.7%  SEND 94.8%   Y6     96% SEND  94.8%  Y6  95.4%
SAP 92.4%                  

Attainment information – % of children achieving at least the expected standard in Reading, Writing and Maths 

(This was achieving a L4+ until 2015-16 when the new testing arrangements began)

2012-13 2013-14 2014-15      2015-16   
School National School   National School     National  School   National
All Pupils 76% 75% 75% 79%  73%    80% 32% 53%
Boys 79% 72% 70% 76%  67%    77% 13% 49%
Girls 73% 79% 83% 82%  78%    83% 50% 57%
EAL 76% 76% 53% 75%  71%    77% 27% 53%
LAC N/A 45% N/A 48%  100% 53% 0% 53%
FSM 71% 63% 61% 67%  50%    70% 32% 59%
SEND-SA 33% 42% 50% 47%  0%    43% 17% 53%
SEND-SAP 0% 31% 0% 36%  N/A    N/A N/A N/A
SEND-St N/A 14% N/A 15%  50%    16% 0% 53%

Attainment information (Average Points Score at KS1, Maths, Reading and Writing combined)

2013-14 2014-15 The 2014

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 2015-16   
School   National School   National School  
All pupils 15.1   15.9  15.3    16.1  33%
Boys 14.2   15.5  14.7    15.7  28%
Girls 15.8   16.4  16.1    16.6  39%
EAL 14.9   16.1  15.4    15.7  21%
LAC NA   NA  NA    NA   NA
FSM 14.0   14.6  14.2    14.8  20%
SEND-SA 11.2   12.8  10.5    12.5  0%
SEND-SAP 9.0   12.0  NA    NA
SEND-St NA   NA  13.0    7.6  0%

Fostering good relations between people

We want our school community to be a welcoming and comfortable environment for all who come here.  We want to foster an open environment where people feel they are being treated with dignity and respect.

Examples of steps the school has taken
Social and Emotional Well-being
  • Buddy systems
  • New FS pupil home visits
  • Transition workshops
  • Home School Community Link Worker
  • Adult/child mentoring
  • Social and Emotional focussed Assemblies
  • Peer Mediators
  • Emotional Literacy Support Assistant Training
  • Close links with partner agencies including EI Hub, PCAMHS, SeeSaw, School Nurse and Social Care
Pupil Voice
  • School Ambassadors
  • House system
  • House Captains
  • Cross phase learning days
  • Pupil Voice focus groups – led by SLT, Governors and Partnership School leaders
  • Pupil questionnaires
Positive Imagery
  • Role modelling by staff and volunteers
  • Diversity Assemblies
  • ‘Same Sex Parent’ posters
  • Adult Mentors
Community Links
  • Active member of Banbury Partnership of Schools
  • People’s Park planting projects
  • Participation in workshops at other schools
  • Inviting residents of local care homes to school performances
  • Offering opportunites to Youth Offending mentoring programmes
  • Family events such as Pancake funday and Family Summer BBQ
Removing Barriers and Reasonable Adjustments
  • Individualised timetables for children with additional needs
  • Translated communications
  • Individualised support tools eg writing slopes, iPads where appropriate
  • Site is fully accessible by wheelchair users

Elimination of Unlawful Discrimination, Harassment and Victimisation

The school does not accept any form of discrimination, harassment or victimisation.  Examples of steps taken by the school to tackle the aforementioned include:

  • Serious incident records
  • Whole school discrimination log
  • Close liaison with Governing Body
  • Equality folder containing all relevant policies and procedures
  • Annual anti-bullying week: assemblies, displays and class-based work
  • Safer recruitment training and practice
  • Assemblies

*Unless indicated, all data is taken from Raiseonline

Abbreviations – EAL – Pupils with English as an Additional Language, FSM – Pupils entitles to Free School Meals, LAC – Children in Care, SEND – Children with Special Educational Needs or Disabilities (SA – SEND Supported at School Action , SAP – SEND Supported at School Action Plus, St – Pupils with a Statement of Special Educational Need)

 

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