Springfield Primary School, is committed to promoting the welfare and equality of all its staff, pupils and other members of the school community
We welcome our duties under the Equality Act 2010. The school’s general duties with regard to equality are:
From September 2022, we have embarked on a journey to become a UNICEF Rights Respecting School and will be introducing the UN Convention’s Rights of the Child. These will eventually be threaded through our policies, curriculum and become part of our whole school ethos.
We will not discriminate against, harass or victimise any staff member, pupil, prospective pupil, or other member of the school community because of their:
We aim to promote pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development, with special emphasis on promoting equality and diversity, and eradicating prejudicial incidents for pupils and staff. Our school is committed to not only eliminating discrimination, but also increasing understanding and appreciation for diversity.
Aims to eradicate discrimination
We believe that a greater level of success from pupils and staff can be achieved by realising the uniqueness of individuals. Creating an inclusive environment where individuals feel confident and at ease is a commitment of the school. This environment will be achieved by:
We are committed to having a balanced, diverse and fair curriculum. We believe that our pupils should be exposed to ideas and concepts that may challenge their understanding, to help ensure that pupils learn to become more accepting and inclusive of others. Challenging and controversial concepts will be delivered in a way that prevents discrimination and promotes inclusive attitudes.
Dealing with prejudice and celebrating diversity
We do not tolerate any form of prejudice-related incident. Whether direct or indirect, we treat discrimination against all members of our school with the utmost severity. When an incident is reported, our school is devoted to ensuring appropriate action is taken and a resolution is put into place which is both fair and firm.
Our pupils are taught to be:
The school’s employees will not:
The school’s employees will:
Throughout the year, the school provides a variety of opportunities to celebrate diversity, including:
Equality and dignity in the workplace
At Springfield we observe good practice in staff recruitment, retention and development and ensure that all policies and procedures benefit all employees and potential employees. We do not discriminate against staff with regard to their:
Equality of opportunity and non-discrimination extends to the treatment of all members of the school community. All staff members are obliged to act in accordance will the school’s various policies relating to equality.
We will guarantee that no redundancy is the result of direct or indirect prejudice. All disciplinary procedures are non-prejudicial, whether they result in warnings, dismissal, or any other disciplinary action.
Diversity and representation
We aim to develop a culture of diversity whereby success is celebrated and the whole school community feel proud of their identity and valued. We strive to create an environment in which everyone can participate fully in school life and success for all is championed.
At Springfield, we are an inclusive school where every child really does matter and believe that every child can “Be the Best They Can Be”. Our pupils; learning, attitudes, achievements and well-being are at the forefront of all that we do. We understand the varied needs and life experiences of our pupils and provide equal opportunities for all. As we embark on our journey with UNICEF and aim to become a Rights Respecting school, our children will learn about the UN Convention’s Rights of the Child and understand that every child has rights,whatever their ethnicity, gender, religion, language, abilities or any other status.
Prejudice is not tolerated and we are continuously working towards a more accepting and respectful environment for our school community.
The school’s Pupil Equality, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Policy further outline the school’s policies regarding equality.
Policy adopted December 2022
Policy review December 2023