GLF Schools



Springfield Primary School is a happy and caring school where expectations of behaviour are high. We provide a safe and positive learning environment within which we seek to develop a mutually supportive attitude where children can understand and express their feelings and respect those of others. We aim to build a community based on partnership with parents, children, staff, governors and the wider community underpinned by the Springfield Way, which is embedded through the school. This policy was written with the involvement of staff, Governors and pupils in addition to the DfE guidance. 

The Thrive Approach

We know that children need to feel safe and happy at school in order to make progress in their lessons and to fulfil their potential. At Springfield, we use the Thrive Approach across the whole school to support the children as they learn to think about their emotions, choices and friendships so that they are able to develop into confident, skilful young people who enjoy learning and respect each other.

Every class is assessed by their teachers twice a year, this enables them to plan P.S.H.E. lessons and Circle Times personalised for the needs of their pupils. We also have highly skilled and experienced members of staff who have trained to become licensed Thrive Practitioners. In the same way we offer additional support for children who are finding literacy or maths challenging, the Thrive Practitioners support children who need more targeted intervention when something has knocked them off track emotionally or to improve their behaviour. Wherever possible the Practitioner will work alongside parents and teachers to assess individual children and create action plans for both home and school.

The Thrive Approach applies the latest research about neuroscience, attachment, creativity, play and child development. Our sense of well-being relies on us being safe, feeling special and having our needs met. These things are the foundation of a good internal “stress management system,” meaning that we can be resilient and able to calm down quickly after experiencing powerful emotions rather than reacting explosively. Thrive Practitioners are specially trained to help children to express their feelings safely through arts and play, to recognise a range of emotions, to develop a good stress management system and to support any children who need to change inappropriate or unsafe behaviours.

You can read more about the Thrive Approach here:


Click here to view the Behaviour Policy

Click here to view the GLF Exclusions Policy and Guidance

Anti-Bullying Alliance - All Together Schools

Springfield Primary School is proud to have participated in the Anti-Bullying Alliance's All Together Schools programme, reflecting our ongoing commitment to pupil safety and wellbeing. Over a period of 6 months, the school completed a comprehensive review of anti-bullying procedures and practices within the school, taking into account feedback from pupils, parents and staff. With support from the ABA, we were able to highlight key strengths and produce a targeted action plan to ensure our school environment and staff are best able to support our pupils to navigate social situations, friendship issues and the increasingly challenging world around us. Our school's Anti-Bullying policy was updated to make it more accessible for parents and pupils and reflected their increasing concerns about incidents that may occur on social media.

At the end of this period a final audit was completed, submitted and independently assessed by the ABA alongside feedback from pupil questionnaires. We were very happy to receive the highest accreditation, Gold, recognising the school's nurturing, supportive ethos and commitment of the whole Springfield Community to creating a safe, happy and supporting learning environment for all our pupils.

Click here to view the Anti-bullying Policy.

The Springfield 5 Behaviour Code

Springfield 5