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Phone: 01274 771166
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Email: office@killinghall.bradford.sch.uk
Please address all enquiries to Judith Thompson

Yearly Equal Opportunities Report @ July 2020

School is committed to the principals of ‘equality of opportunity’ and when making decisions on recruitment and developing our curriculum we have due regard to the advancement of all pupils and staff and are mindful of those who share a protective characteristic, that is that there are no barriers to learning or advancement for our pupils or staff based on race, disability, sex, age, religion or belief, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity and gender re-assignment.

The majority of our recruitment is done through Hays Recruitment and we are keen to represent all types of society within our staff.  At present the school has 88.80% (111 female staff) and 11.20% (14 male staff).  The age profile ranges from 20 – 62 years of age.

Promotion within school also follows the LA guidance on recruitment and equality.  The school does an exit questionnaire for all staff to ensure that there has been no discrimination, bullying or harassment against any member of staff.  These have been useful, and we often receive words of praise about the collective support staff feel they have had.

Employees training needs will be identified through the appraisal process. Employees will be given appropriate access to training for their job in order to enable them to progress.

For any member of staff who has a characteristic that may be protected (i.e. disability) the school follows HR procedures in advice and support in making reasonable adjustments.  We successfully employ several members of staff who have recognised disabilities.  These include hearing impairment, arthritis, coeliac disease, heart disease, depression and chrons to name a few.  Reasonable adjustments are also made where appropriate following advice from Occupational Health.

We regularly analyse the profile of behaviour incidents in school and can report that the majority of detentions are received by boys.    The ethnicity is not significant but is generally based on the fact that the majority of detentions are received for ‘rough play’.  The learning mentors work with individuals and groups of children to help them with behaviour management, anger management and strategies to make and maintain friendships. The senior leadership team continue to monitor this.   We now have a social worker who works with small groups of identified individuals on coping strategies.  She also works with identified individuals on a one-to-one basis to help them address behaviour issues in school and at home.

Our curriculum is inclusive, and we continue to develop children’s understanding of equal opportunities through the use of literature and topics.  Equal opportunities are taught through PSHE and other subjects.

We annually undertake a pupil and parent questionnaire to ensure that the voices of all children and parents are heard.

Claire Spencer

Headteacher

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