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We work hard to ensure that our ethos is such that, whatever the abilities and needs of members of our school community, everyone is equally valued and treated with respect. We provide all pupils with the opportunity to experience, understand and value diversity.
Where possible, the school has made arrangements to improve disabled access around the site, installing facilities such as a hoist in the school swimming pool, ramp access and widened doors.
Our accessibility policy and associated plan are drawn up in compliance with current legislation and requirements as specified in Schedule 10, relating to Disability, of the Equality Act 2010. School Governors are accountable for ensuring the implementation, review and reporting on progress of the accessibility plan over a prescribed period. Read our accessibility policy and plan here.
We aim to promote and reward positive behaviour, self-motivation, self-discipline and a sense of responsibility for our own actions. Our golden rules are at the heart of school life. Click here for full details of our expectations and how we encourage everyone to meet them.
Saltford C of E Primary School aims to provide a broad and balanced curriculum that meets the needs of all children and promotes their spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. We are committed to equality; reflecting and valuing diversity.
As defined by the Act, as a public authority we must have due regard to the need to:
- eliminate discrimination, harassment, victimisation and any other conduct that is prohibited under the Act
- advance equality of opportunity between persons who share a relevant protected characteristic and persons who do not share it
- foster good relations between persons who share a relevant protected characteristic and persons who do not share it
As a school, we also have two specific duties to perform in relation to the Equality Act of 2010:
- to publish information which shows we have due regard for inequalities as defined by the Act
- to publish at least one equality objective and report annually on its progress
The Act states that we do not have to report information that may ‘identify’ individuals. Therefore, no staff data is presented here because our staffing numbers are below the threshold of one hundred and thirty.
Profile of the school population (2016-2017)
Saltford C of E School is a larger than average primary school compared to most schools of its type.
There are 405 pupils on roll as of July 2017.
The percentage of girls on roll at the school is 48% and boys is 52%
The percentage of children from minority ethnic groups is 7.1% compared to 31.6% nationally.
The percentage of children whose first language is not, or believed not, to be English is 0.3% compared to 20.1% nationally.
The percentage of pupils identified has having a special educational need or disability is 11% and 3% with an EHCP compared to 12.1 and 1.3% nationally.
The percentage of pupils known to be eligible for free school meals is 3.5% compared to 31.6% nationally.
Saltford C of E Primary has stability of pupil movement at 88%, compared to 85.7% nationally, and social deprivation indicators of 0.06 compared to 0.21 nationally.
Using our extensive range of monitoring information, we have identified gaps and potential issues which are documented in a single Equality Action Plan that you can read here.
Gifted and talented
At Saltford School we strive to identify, value and celebrate all the gifts, talents, skills and abilities of our children, and to help them realise their full potential as confident, independent and enthusiastic learners.
The process of identification is set out more fully in the School Policy, but can be summarized as a combination of:
- formal tests
- teachers' assessments and knowledge of the child
- conversations with the child
- information provided by parents
Our school keeps a Register of Gifted and Talented Children, which is maintained by Mrs Gemma Godwin, Learning Opportunities Leader. This records all children identified as having gifts or talents in specific subjects across the curriculum. Children are identified for inclusion in the Register by teachers, using the process of identification outlined in the School Policy.
Key policies and procedures
A collection of advice and resources for parents and children can be found on our online safety page here.
We received a Sports Premium Grant for the financial year 2016-2017, which has been used, in line with government policy, to encourage the development of healthy, active lifestyles and to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of PE and sport that we offer.
Sports Premium Grant received 2016-2017 financial year: £9,705.00
For more information on how this grant has been applied at Saltford, see our overview of Sports Premium Funding 2016-2017.
Please see our PE action plan for details of PE for 2017 to 2018.
See government guidance on Sports premium and funding for primary schools here.
Please follow this link for the Government summary of our school statistics and results.
Our own latest results for statutory assessments can be found on the Assessment page.
The pupil premium is additional funding aimed at raising the attainment of disadvantaged pupils of all abilities and to close the gaps between them and their peers. Find out more about the pupil premium at Saltford school here.
Saltford C of E Primary School is committed to the highest standards in protecting and safeguarding the children entrusted to our care. We will support all children by:
- promoting a caring, safe and positive environment within the school
- encouraging self-esteem and self-assertiveness
- effectively tackling bullying and harrassment
- promoting all aspects of the Equality Act 2010
We have an expectation that all staff and visitors to our school will behave in a way which ensures our children are safeguarded at all times. This expectation involves a duty for any safeguarding concerns to be reported.
For full information on how we go about safeguarding our children, and how to report any concerns, please see our Safeguarding page here.
School improvement plan
Special educational needs and disabilities (SEND)
At Saltford C of E Primary School, we are fully inclusive. We are committed to ensuring that all pupils achieve their potential in all areas.
Pupils are identified as having SEND when they have a greater difficulty in learning than the majority of children of the same age which prevents or hinders them from making expected progress.
Our SEN information report gives you the information regarding the approaches we use to ensure all of our pupils are supported to make progress, realise their full potential and have the best possible life chances.
Please see our full SEN policy here.