Educational Equity Toolkit: Socio-economic

Many children and young people face socio-economic barriers that reduce their access to educational resources and opportunities. These learners often come from families with limited financial means, facing challenges such as inadequate housing, limited access to educational materials, and a lack of extracurricular opportunities. This toolkit contains some of the resources available to support teachers to ensure that every child, regardless of their socio-economic background, has the chance to receive a quality education and break the cycle of disadvantage. This is a well-evidenced way to foster social mobility and equal opportunities for everyone.

EYFS

SAfE’s dedicated school improvement team offer bespoke training with experienced advisors, covering a range of Early Years topics, from metacognition to subject leadership for the Early Years.

These sessions are designed for both experienced and new Early Years teaching assistants (both Reception and Nursery). The courses will be a mixture of theory and practice and is designed to empower practitioners to have high quality conversations with pupils and understand, and use, current learning theory.

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To empower EYFS practitioners to advocate for the principles of EYFS and drive high quality practice in their setting. The overarching intent of this specific programme is to develop teachers’ and leaders’ strategies for teaching pupils in the early years and to improve outcomes for pupils in their phase.

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Primary

The SAfE Early Years Leaders Network continues this academic year. The sessions will include key messages for EYFS Leaders, will offer support with developing curriculum and assessment and will provide opportunities to network with other Early Years colleagues.

Other Organisations

  • Inclusion Round Table
  • SAfE Locality project
  • SAfE SCII (supporting continuous improvement for inclusion)
  • Surrey Schools Phase councils

TThe high impact series will support teachers in developing their practice in the classroom and pedagogical understanding with a focus on teaching and learning, meta-cognition, supporting disadvantaged pupils and developing mastery.

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To empower EYFS practitioners to advocate for the principles of EYFS and drive high quality practice in their setting. The overarching intent of this specific programme is to develop teachers’ and leaders’ strategies for teaching pupils in the early years and to improve outcomes for pupils in their phase.

Other Organisations

SAfE English and Phonics Network meetings are an opportunity for English leaders to share practice, hear about training opportunities, develop their leadership skills and keep up-to-date with current research and children’s literature. The sessions will all be virtual this year but where possible, we will try to support leaders to find opportunities to visit other schools and network with others in their local area. Most sessions will be led by the SAfE Teaching and Learning Team. We always welcome guest speakers and subject leaders to share successful practice from their own school.

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This session is designed to support Surrey schools in implementing Little Wandle Letters and Sounds in their settings. This event is an engagement session, designed to provide useful, up to date information on implementing Little Wandle. This session will also outline how SAfE can further support schools on their Little Wandle journey, including preparing for inspections, assessment and individual school visit support.

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Secondary

The impact of socioeconomic disadvantage on learning is pernicious. Unchecked, we know that this gap widens incrementally from early years throughout a pupil’s educational career. In Surrey, our challenge is often finding ways to support small numbers of target pupils dispersed across the school. Finding ways to ensure educational equity for pupils remains a priority at SAfE.

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Our Secondary Curriculum Forums brings together all Heads of Department, Subject Leaders and Subject Key Stage Leaders to learn, reflect and collaborate through our network. This network will begin with a relevant, topical and important curriculum theme relevant to all subject leaders. Subject-specific, facilitated discussions will follow in break-out rooms in the second half of the session.

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