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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.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) catch-up premium and National Tutoring Programme
As part of the government's support for schools in addressing the impact of coronavirus, we received £80 per child for the 2020 – 21 academic year, with any funding carried forward to this academic year, 2021-22. The money is being used to enhance teaching and learning and ensure that our children make the best possible progress. Following formative and summative assessments by staff, we have identified pupils who would benefit from targeted intervention programmes. For further details please see our Covid School Catch Up plan for 2021-22, and our reviewed 2020-21 Covid School Catch Up plan.
In addition, we have been able to support individuals and groups of children with specific programmes for English and maths through the National Tutoring Programme, using a Tuition Partner and funding for School-Led Tutoring.
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.
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. Please also read our Single Equality Scheme Policy 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, Inclusion 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.
A collection of advice and resources for parents and children can be found on our online safety page here.
We receive a Sports Premium Grant for the academic year which is 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.
The sports premium grant for 2021-2022 is approaching £20,000. Please see our Action Plan here which shows our whole-school focus on PE for this year.
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.
Policies and procedures
We process personal data according to the General Data Protection Regulation of 2018. For full details of how we may use this data, please see the relevant notice below:
- Privacy notice for pupils Futura Learning Partnership
- Pupil privacy; third party data handlers Futura Learning Partnership
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. for full information on how we go about safeguarding our children and how to report any concerns, please see our safeguarding and child protection page.
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 for 2021-22 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.
Futura Learning Partnership's SEND Policy can be accessed here.
You can see the BATHNES local offer for pupils with SEN here.
You can see further information on how we ensure that Saltford C of E Primary School is fully inclusive in our Accessibility and Equalities sections on this page.
The well-being of our pupils and staff is very important to us. Please see our Well-being section for ideas, advice and links to useful advice for parents regarding children's well-being.