We are committed to inclusion and believe that all children have a common entitlement to a broad and balanced curriculum which is accessible to them. A number of children in the course of their school career will experience periods when they have difficulty in keeping up with their peers. Pupils develop at different rates especially in primary education. Springfield is committed to identifying and supporting any child in this position under the Special Educational Needs System.
Springfield is inclusive; we focus on the well-being and progress of every child and we are committed to ensuring all members of our community are of equal worth. We believe that the Equality Act provides a framework to support our commitment to valuing diversity, tackling discrimination, promoting equality and fostering good relationships between people. It also ensures that we continue to tackle issues of disadvantage and underachievement of different groups.
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.
At Springfield Community School, our current equalities objective is to narrow to narrow the attainment gap between groups of pupils, focusing in particular on:
- To increase parental engagement in school
- To develop pupils’ awareness ad understanding of different communities and faiths
- Narrow the attainment gap between boys and girls in KS2 Maths
Further support for SEND pupils comes from via our Accessibility Plan.