Springfield Junior School is committed to the principle of equality for all pupils irrespective of race, religion, gender, language, disability or family background, and to the active support of initiatives designed to further this principle. We believe that equality is at the heart of good educational practice. All pupils are of equal value and deserve equal access to every aspect of school life.
The Equality Act 2010 requires us to publish information that demonstrates that we have due regard for the need to:
Eliminate unlawful discrimination, harassment, victimisation and any other conduct prohibited by the Equality Act 2010.
Advance equality of opportunity between people who share a protected characteristic and people who do not share it.
Foster good relations between people who share a protected characteristic and people who do not share it.
At Springfield Junior School we are aware of the requirements of the Equality Act 2010 and understand that it is unlawful to discriminate and treat some people less fairly and to put them at a disadvantage.
We have 2 objectives we are working towards:
Objective 1: To promote equality of opportunity for the protected groups by reducing the attainment gap between SEN and non-SEN pupils.
Actions for objective 1:
To continue to have an inclusive ethos.
To ensure pupils with SEN access precise, targeted teaching to meet their needs.
To develop resource banks for pupils with Special Educational Needs.
Success Criteria for objective 1:
All pupils able to fully access the broad and balanced curriculum.
Pupils with SEN make expected (and accelerated) progress.
Objective 2: To continue to raise pupil awareness of racist, homophobic and disability related prejudice/discrimination.
Actions for objective 2:
To continue to have an inclusive ethos that challenges prejudice/discrimination.
To have ‘talking assemblies’ where pupils can be educated about current issues.
To ensure that staff are fully trained in the use of resources to support the learning of pupils to challenge prejudice/discrimination.
To record prejudiced related incidents and respond proactively with parents to ensure support in educating pupils in this area.
Success Criteria for objective 2:
Pupil behaviour is respectful and inclusive, as evidenced in lesson observations and feedback from staff.
Structured talking assemblies take place to explore issues.
Staff trained and fully aware of how to challenge prejudice/discrimination.