Introduction

King’s School seeks to foster a warm, welcoming and respectful culture, based on our Christian Gospel values, which allows us all to question and challenge discrimination and inequality, resolve conflicts peacefully, promote equality and work and learn in a safe environment.

To find out more about our school approach to equality please read our Equality Policy.  

 

Equality Information and objectives

 

1. Contextual information

King’s School opened in September 2013. We currently have around 100 students in Year 7 (split into four tutor groups), around 100 students in Year 8 (split into four tutor groups), around 100 students in Year 9 (split into four tutor groups), around 110 students in Year 10 (split into four tutor groups) and around 85 students in Year 11 (split into four tutor groups). 

Intake Total Number Boys BME EAL FSM PPG Disabled SEN EHCP
2013  89 50  17  9  12  17  1  13  0
2014  107 57  15  4  10  20  2  18  1
2015  99 47  24  8  8  13  5  18  2
2016  99 53  25  8  9  10  0  17  0
2017 100 51  22   11 14 4 18 1

 

2. Fostering good relations information

In our school we take pride in the range of work we do to foster good relations and in fact 89% of our KS3 students feel safe in school (84% of KS4 students) and 88% of KS3 students agreed and 76% of KS4 students agreed that the school helps them to get on with others including people from different religious and cultural backgrounds  (Safe and Well School Survey 2016).



I feel safe at school

My school helps me get on with others

 

All secondaries Brighton and Hove KS3

All secondaries Brighton and Hove KS4

King's KS3 Students

King's KS4 Students

All secondaries Brighton and Hove KS3

All secondaries Brighton and Hove KS4

King's KS3 Students

King's KS4 Students

2016

84%

82%

89%

84%

85%

78%

88%

76%

You can read more about our approach to fostering good relations in the following policies; Attendance; Behaviour; Anti-Bullying; Curriculum; Extra-Curricular; Special Educational Needs; Sex and Relationships Education; Safeguarding (all policies are publicly accessible on our website at: http://www.kingsschoolhove.org.uk)

We aim to foster good relations by:

Fostering good relations objective(s)

As the school grows we will continue to review the PSHE and wider curriculum to ensure it meets the needs of students. In particular, we want to focus on challenging gender stereotypes and promoting responsible use of social media.

 

3.Eliminating discrimination information

We work in partnership with parents and carers, students and the whole school community to prevent all forms of bullying and prejudiced based behaviour and you can read more about our approach to bullying and eliminating discrimination in our Anti-Bullying Policy, Equality Policy and Sex and Relationship Education Policy (see the school website: https://www.kingsschoolhove.org.uk/).

All bullying and prejudiced based incidents are recorded. These records are used to inform the assembly programme and the PSHE education curriculum and to support and track individual students. Incidents are discussed during pastoral meetings and reported termly to governors meetings.  The school also participates in the local authority Safe and Well School Survey and conducts its own Student Voice Surveys and regular Parental Voice Surveys. This data is also analysed and used to measure impact and inform next steps. This data is reported back to the whole school community on an annual basis.

We actively encourage students, parents and carers to report any bullying and prejudiced based incidents to us. 80% of KS3 students reported that they believe the school is good at dealing with incidents of bullying, compared with 70% on average across Brighton and Hove. Parents and carers have made clear to us that they are very happy that the school deals with any such incidents efficiently and appropriately. 

 

I enjoy learning at school

My school is good at dealing with bullying

 

All secondaries Brighton and Hove KS3

All secondaries Brighton and Hove KS4

King's KS3 Students

King's KS4 Students

All
secondaries Brighton and Hove KS3 

All secondaries Brighton and Hove KS4 

King's KS3 Students

King's KS4 Students

2016

79%

75%

74%

75%

71%

51%

79%

51%

Eliminating discrimination objective(s)

 

4. Advance equality of opportunity information

King’s School is completely committed to ensuring that all students make excellent academic progress. We review the progress of all students continually and collect formal progress data six times per year. This data is routinely analysed to ensure that all groups of students are performing equally well across the curriculum.

Advance equality of opportunity objective(s)

 

5. Accessibility Plan

The accessibility plan is being developed for the school’s site to ensure full access by all students, including any with disabilities, including wheel-chair users. This might usefully include a lift from the ground floor to support levels in future years, subject to need and specialist capital funding. There are no wheel chair users in the current intake and no one with severe mobility problems. All students are able to access all areas of the school including the specialist science and art rooms of the first floor via stairway. There is currently no lift from ground floor to upper levels.

The school has a medical, SEND, and disabilities register for all year groups. 

Increasing the extent to which disabled pupils can participate in the school's curriculum:

2016-18

Improving the physical environment of the school for the purpose of increasing the extent to which disabled pupils are able to take advantage of education and benefits, facilities or services provided or offered by the school:

Improving the delivery to disabled pupils of information which is readily accessible to pupils who are not disabled.

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