At The George Eliot School, we have selected our equality objectives based on two principles: addressing the national issue regarding the achievement of disadvantage pupils, and aiming to raise the achievement of all students.
We recognise that there is a gap between the performance of our disadvantaged pupils compared to non-disadvantage pupils and nationally. Therefore, our first equality objective is to reduce the gap between the achievement of disadvantage pupils and their peers to be in-line with the national figures.
The attendance for disadvantage pupils was 91.89% last year compared to 95.85% of their peers. Our target is to improve the attendance rate of disadvantaged pupils to improve to at least 93% this year.
Our second objective is based on the recognition that nationally there is an achievement gap for children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). Although at The George Eliot School pupils with SEND do better compared to how pupils with SEND do nationally, these pupils are still do less well compared to their peers at the end of their GCSEs.
Our second equality objective is to reduce the achievement gap for children with special educational needs and disabilities to zero.