Equality

Our school is committed to equality.  We recognise the importance of narrowing gaps in achievement which affect:

  • pupils from certain cultural and ethnic backgrounds
  • pupils who belong to low-income households
  • pupils who are disabled
  • pupils who have special educational needs
  • boys in certain subjects, and girls in certain other subjects

We welcome our specific duties under the Equality Act 2010 to publish information every year about our school population; to explain how we have due regard for equality; and to publish equality objectives which show how we plan to tackle particular inequalities, and reduce or remove them.

 

We welcome our duty under the Education and Inspections Act 2006 to promote community cohesion, and our duty under the Equality Act 2010 to foster good relations between people of different backgrounds.

 

We recognise that these duties reflect international human rights standards as expressed in the UN  Convention on the Rights of the Child, the UN Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities, and the Human Rights Act 1998.

 

We recognise that for some pupils extra support is needed to help them to achieve and be successful.

 

We try to make sure that people from different groups are consulted and involved in our decisions, for example through talking with pupils and parents/carers and staff.

Pupils and groups

2019/2020

Number on roll

Girls

Boys

SEND Support

Education

Health Care Plan (EHCP)

English as an Additional Language (EAL)

Pupil Premium (PP) funded

Other Vulnerable Children, for example, Looked After Children (LAC), Adopted

Total

238

106

132

38

3

12

84

3

 

About our school

New Bolsover Primary School was built in 1907 and is still a largely Victorian building, situated close to the Model Village and Carr Vale, at the bottom of the hill, below Bolsover Castle.  It is within an ex-mining community, separated from Bolsover Town by a steep hill, with few amenities. It forms part of what has become nationally known as the ‘M1 corridor’. The school has extensive grounds, including several playgrounds, sensory garden, wildlife garden, woodland and field.   As well as the main school building, there is also a purpose built 52 place Nursery on site and a separate Dining Room.  School meals are cooked elsewhere and delivered.   There are some structural issues with the building and surveyors are involved in assessing the causes and remedies which will be needed to ensure the building remains safe.  The Dining Room is a separate building and is in need of replacement, however funding has been withdrawn for this project at the current time. 

The community is one of the most deprived areas in Derbyshire and community issues include: domestic abuse, anti-social behaviour, crime, drug & alcohol problems, homelessness.  The Model Village is currently being refurbished and the quality of homes have been upgraded thanks to a lottery English Heritage funded project.

Our pupils

Children are aged 3-11 years.   97% of our pupils are from Bolsover wards. Mobility is higher than average, which can make it difficult to plan and allocate resources and support progress.  90 identified vulnerable pupils.   We employ two full time learning mentors to support pupils and families.  We are an Attachment Aware School.  The National Child Measurement Programme for 2019 has revealed that 24% of our Reception pupils are obese or overweight compared with 22% nationally, and 23% in Derbyshire.  In Year 6 36% of our pupils are obese or overweight, compared with 34% across England and 33% in Derbyshire.

Equality Objectives (linked to our SIP)

Reduce the level of persistent absence for disadvantaged pupils.

Develop rigour around assessment of PSHE.

Narrow the gap in attainment between disadvantaged and other pupils.