Children – last academic year (2022-23) our children have told us:
What is the first thing you would tell someone about our school?
“Springfield is a school where everyone shows respect.”
“At Springfield, everyone is welcome.”
What is special about Springfield?
“We work really hard at Springfield and we love learning!”
“Our school is a rights respecting school where we respect everyone the way they deserve.”
“In our school we have a school verse and one of them is learn together grow together.”
“All teachers listen to us.”
“Everyone’s voice is heard.”
“We are a school which loves reading; we are a rights respecting school. We respect all religions and races. We learn together grow together no matter what. From our youngers to our elders we learn to respect each other; we leave each other with the love and respect our adults deserve. From the hard times are staff will always take care of you in your down times.”
Families – in our Spring 2023 Family Survey:
100% of the respondents to our families survey said that their child feels safe at school.
100% of the respondents to our families survey said that they would recommend Springfield to another family.
“I continue to be impressed by the whole school and am really happy my kids are there.”
“I don’t have any suggestions at the moment but I feel that if I had one I could share without any hesitation. I like the way the children learn, the strong and caring community the school is…”
Staff – in our Spring 2023 Staff Team Survey:
“In this school, everyone feels welcome.”
“We are developing a sense of collective empowerment.”
“We want children to know that the world belongs to them and that they are building the future now.”
“It is reassuring to hear visitors who come to Springfield leave feeling overwhelmed at how wonderful and respectful our children and staff are compared to other schools.”
100% of respondents in our staff survey said they feel proud to work at Springfield and a feel sense of belonging to the Springfield community.
100% of respondents in our staff survey said they feel diversity is celebrated and respected at Springfield.
100% of respondents in our staff survey said they feel they are developing and growing professionally.
UNICEF Rights Respecting assessor – November 2022
Children have “an exceptional knowledge of rights and how they apply to their own lives and the lives of others in the wider world.”
Springfield is “a school with inclusion at its heart, where pupils are treated fairly, listened to and feel safe.”
“Children confirmed that they feel safe in school and were comfortable to speak to an adult if they didn’t feel safe. They talked about how the staff look after them in the playground and their knowledge of how to stay safe online is very good. Learning about safety includes how to stay safe outside of school through fire safety workshops, first aid training for children, NSPCC ‘Stay Safe’ programme and family workshops on staying safe online.”
“Many initiatives have been put in place to support children’s social and emotional wellbeing.”
“Natural links to relevant rights are fully embedded across the curriculum in a way that enriches the learning for all children.”
“The strong focus on equality and non-discrimination in the curriculum has developed the children’s awareness of issues such as gender equality and racism and helps to develop an inclusive environment in school.”
Governors – November 2022
“Rights are an integral part of the school. It is so embedded, we see it in everything.’
The rights-based approach “gives children confidence through understanding that they have rights – these things are not given to them as a favour but as their entitlement.”