SPRINGFIELD PRIMARY SC HOOL
Aim high and achieve excellence, together
journey with us
Welcome Springﬁeld Primary School is an to our children and dedicated team 1
academy within the multi-academy of teachers and support staﬀ, as you
Thank-you for expressing an interest in trust, GLF. In this we work closely with and your child, begin your journey
Springﬁeld Primary School. Our highly other primary and secondary schools with us.
successful school provides an sharing outstanding practice, expertise Mrs Caroline Gibbins
exceptional learning environment and resources. Headteacher
where children academically ﬂourish
and emotionally thrive. Our innovative, Our school sits at the heart of the local PHOTO
thematic curriculum enables all community. It works in positive
children to learn well, developing a partnership with families and
life-long love of learning. community members, collaboratively
creating the best possible learning
Our beautiful grounds and excellent climate for our children.
facilities aﬀord children a wealth of new
learning experiences, including an array We are immensely proud of our school
of extra-curricular activities to develop and look forward to introducing you
more broadly their skills and wider
Aim High and Achieve
The Springﬁeld Way
At Springﬁeld Primary School we foster a culture of high aspiration, one in which all our pupils aim high
and achieve excellence. What deﬁnes our ethos is the Springﬁeld Way in which:
• Pupils are kind, respectful and inspired learners
• Sta are dedicated, nurturing and exceptional practitioners
• Parents are positive, collaborative and committed to children’s learning
A culture of high aspiration is the central premise of the Springﬁeld Way, ensuring that children have a platform
in realising excellence. The vehicle for this is a broad and balanced curriculum in which children academically
ﬂourish and emotionally thrive. The Springﬁeld curriculum is designed to best support all children.
The Springﬁeld Curriculum: Seven strands embody the curriculum and this ensures the
quality of education, which is underpinned by an unfaltering
commitment to inclusion.
• Mathematics: Teaching for Mastery
• English: reading and writing
• Cornerstones Curriculum
• Foundation subjects
• Inclusion 3
• Pupil well-being
Springﬁeld is committed to providing all children with Children learn best when their emotional well-being
a learning environment in which they aim high and is invested in. Within the Springﬁeld community, time
achieve excellence. At the heart of this is quality-ﬁrst is taken to know every child. In this way care and
teaching, in which teachers and teaching assistants support is provided which enables pupils to be:
are highly skilled practitioners, providing exceptional happy, kind and resilient children.
provision. In lessons children are encouraged to
challenge themselves and are supported in doing so
through a culture which fosters high aspiration.
4 Children for whom have special educational needs
are well supported in the school through the
inclusion oﬀer, which ensures that bespoke provision
is in place to enable them to achieve their very best.
Our impressive facilities include extensive school grounds, which aﬀord opportunities for outdoor
learning and a breadth of extra-curricular opportunities including: creative arts, sports, homework
club and gardening, to name only a small selection. Extra-curricular provision, trips and themed
school weeks help develop in our children a life-long love of learning.
We are fortunate to have our Woodland Garden, the allotment and the Wildlife Garden, which
enable children to learn in diﬀerent environments.
Preparing children for the modern world is critical and in this pupils access our computer suite
during weekly IT lessons, working with desktops, Chromebooks and iPads to enhance their
Springﬁeld Primary School is committed to safeguarding and
promoting the welfare of children. All staﬀ, parents and visitors
are expected to share in this commitment.
Working in partnership with parents is key to We have an informed and supportive Governing
successful learning. We actively encourage parents to Body who work closely with our committed staﬀ.
be involved with every aspect of their child’s learning
through supporting home-learning and attendance Our enthusiastic and active PTA tirelessly raise
to parental events, including information sharing additional funds for the school and in this new
workshops. parents are warmly invited to be part of this team.
8 We have forged strong partnerships within the local
community. Our children beneﬁt from musical clubs,
sporting leagues and cultural events, which enrich
SPRINGFIELD PRIMARY SC
Headteacher: Mrs Caroline Gibbins
Nursery Road, Sunbury on Thames, Middlesex, TW16 6LY
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Making sure your child is thriving academically is naturally and raise their cultural awareness. There are clubs
of fundamental importance to you and to us. We need to and extra classes in all subjects and an after school
ensure doors are left wide open as a result of the academic study support group where students can receive
outcomes they achieve here. Of equal importance, help with homework and extended learning
however, is the development of the whole child. We projects. We also oﬀer a full range of provision in
genuinely believe in a well-rounded education where an Drama, Music and Sport and develop leadership
extensive and diverse range of enrichment opportunities characteristics through accredited programmes
complement academic success. such as the Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme
and Rotary Young Leadership Award.
All of our students are oﬀered a wide choice of enrichment
and extension activities to broaden their minds and There are numerous occasions throughout the
develop self-conﬁdence. We encourage students to join in year where our students work with the local
and take full advantage of every opportunity made community to foster positive links, which centre
available to them. around charity work through fundraising and
volunteering. Our goal is for every student to
We run a wide variety of educational trips and visits, engage in at least one activity on a regular basis
both home and abroad, which enhance students’ that will expand their learning and enrich their
understanding of areas related to the curriculum educational experience.
“Teachers plan well organised activities. They consistently use the school's assessment policy
to understand which students need help in catching up. As a result, activities are increasingly
Ofsted, January 2019
“Parents and their children are rightly proud of the school. They recognise 15
that it oﬀers a caring community where students are kept safe and their
welfare matters greatly.”
Ofsted, October 2015
“High-quality careers information, and good links with local colleges, ensure that
students are conﬁdent and well placed for the next stage of their education,
employment or training.” Ofsted, October 2015
de Staﬀord is an 11-16 school but we have two Throughout the year there are a variety of
post-16 partner colleges with whom we have a very opportunities for our students to engage with these
close aﬃliation and we consider them to be our post-16 opportunities, including taster days in Year
‘oﬀ-site sixth form’. Through a formal partnership all 10 at each of the colleges and regular guest
students who want to progress on to Reigate College, speakers who come in to school.
or East Surrey College, and achieve the necessary
grades, are guaranteed a place. Places at these high As a result of our relationship with our partner
performing colleges are highly sought after but the colleges, we have an excellent track record of
preferred status given to de Staﬀord students ensuring every student progresses onto a
alleviates the anxiety of being put on a long programme of learning that meets their
waiting list. The breadth of provision means that we individual needs and enables them to achieve
are able to signpost students to a diverse range of their future goals.
courses, from the traditional academic oﬀer to more
specialised, vocational programmes of study.
de Stafford School
Grow, Learn, Believe, and Achieve
Headteacher: Jeremy Garner
Burntwood Lane, Caterham, Surrey CR3 5YX
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