Equality and well-being.
Our Single Equality Scheme is reviewed by all staff and governors every 4 years. It is informed by the Equality Act 2010. This legislation places specific duties on schools, including the duty not to discriminate, harass or victimise a child or adult linked to a protected characteristic defined in the Equality Act and to make ‘reasonable adjustments’.
The Equality Act 2010 definition of disability is:
“A person has a disability for the purposes of this Act if (s)he has a physical or mental impairment which has a substantial and long-term adverse effect on his ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities.”
This definition of disability includes children with long term health conditions such as asthma, severe allergies, diabetes, epilepsy, and cancer. Children and young people with such conditions do not necessarily have SEN, but there is a significant overlap between disabled children and young people and those with SEN. Children and young people may therefore be covered by both SEN and disability legislation. To view our Single Equality scheme click here.
How will we improve the social and emotional development of your child?
In order to fulfil their potential, we believe that a child needs to feel safe and happy at school. Spooner Row Primary is a small school; our staff pride themselves on getting to know all the children well. Our pupils are very welcoming and accepting. We encourage and celebrate this. As part of the ‘learning plan’ for children with SEN we will work together with families to produce a ‘one page profile’ so that we can understand the child as a person, learn about their interests, their likes and dislikes and the things that will help them to succeed at school.
All classes in our school have access to Forest School sessions at some point during the year with additional sessions for those children who benefit from additional support.
As a school we have created a positive culture to prevent bullying and to tackle it when it occurs. All forms of bullying and harassment are dealt with promptly, firmly and consistently and are in line with relevant Norfolk LA policies. See our anti-bullying policy here.