Welcome to our website; a great place to start to explore our school and find out all about us and what makes us special. We sincerely hope the information on the website will prove to be both useful and interesting and give you an understanding of life here at Springfield.
We are a friendly, dedicated and inclusive junior school in Swadlincote, South Derbyshire and are fortunate to have a large and attractive site with leafy school grounds. The main school building, The Widdows, is an English Heritage listed building which opened in 1937 and features in the Midway Heritage Trail.
Pupils join our school at the age of 7 when they are in Year 3 and remain with us for 4 years, leaving at the end of Year 6. We have 2 parallel classes in each of the year groups in Key Stage 2 as well as a dedicated Enhanced Resource Unit for pupils with a diagnosis of Autism.
Our pupils are at the heart of our school and we pride ourselves on our inclusive ethos and commitment to improvement. We offer a rich and varied curriculum and encourage all our pupils to immerse themselves in every aspect of school life so that they can develop a love of learning and have the skills and knowledge to uphold our values and make positive choices for a happy and successful life.
We joined QEGSMAT on 1st June 2017 and are proud to be part of the family of schools within the trust.
Please do not hesitate to contact school for further information or to arrange a visit.
Mrs Sue Hughes
Ethos, Vision and Values
Springfield is an enthusiastic and inclusive learning community where everyone is encouraged to believe in themselves and aim high; showing respect for themselves and others and developing the ability to make positive choices. We firmly believe that with hard work and commitment we can all become the best that we can be.
Our vision is to provide a happy, safe and stimulating environment in which children develop a thirst for knowledge and a love of learning and the self-belief that anything is possible with hard work and commitment. We want them to become respectful members of society who are equipped to make positive choices throughout their lives to be the best they can be.
We want all our children to achieve to their full potential and leave school at the end of Y6 with a great sense of pride at everything they have accomplished. As an enhanced resource school, we pride ourselves as being “a school for children of all abilities” and we strive to ensure all our pupils have access to a creative and stimulating curriculum which motivates them and fosters a love of learning. Everyone at Springfield is valued as an individual and we constantly monitor and adapt our teaching to meet the learning needs of all our pupils. Providing wide and varied extra-curricular activities also ensure our children have the opportunity, to develop as well rounded, happy and successful individuals who are well equipped for life in the wider community and have a great foundation for future success.
We firmly believe that schools function best if they are in partnership with all stakeholders; pupils, parents, staff, governors and the local community and work hard to ensure we collaborate effectively to provide a caring yet challenging environment where all children can achieve their full potential.
Our school values underpin everything we do, and we remind children daily through our actions and expectations of their importance. Daily assemblies and ongoing work in the curriculum keep values to the fore and ensure children understand what it means to be a valued and upstanding citizen in a diverse and modern world.
We actively encourage and teach our pupils to work hard to show respect for everyone and everything as we believe that this is a core value that will help them to become confident and successful members of society.
As part of QEGSMAT we share the values of Question, Explore, Give and Succeed. Within school children are actively encouraged to ask and raise questions as they explore their learning and the world around them. They are encouraged to give, both in terms of effort in their learning but also in social and emotional ways as well as demonstrating commitment and altruism in the wider community. All the above ensure children can celebrate and enjoy their many successes in all aspects of life.
- To provide a broad, balanced, relevant and exciting curriculum that enables all children to develop academically and socially.
- To have consistently high expectations of all pupils and ensure work is matched to individual needs so that every child has the opportunity, to achieve to their full potential.
- To provide an environment that develops children’s independence and allows them to take responsibility for their own actions and make positive choices.
- To develop self-esteem and provide opportunities for everyone to become active and valued members of the community.
- To encourage everyone to respect, value and treat all members of the community equally.