Manifold Church of England Academy

Ofsted Rated 'Good'

SENDs and Equality

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) Co-ordinator 

Mrs Kelly Stanesby 

Assistant SENDCO

Mrs Claire Smith and Mrs Sara Joyce 


Trust SEND Leader

Mr Adamson






At The Moorlands Primary Federation (TMPF), we are committed to ensuring equality of opportunity for all pupils, staff, parents, carers and Trustees irrespective of race, gender, disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, mental health or socio-economic background.  We aim to continually develop our lovely and warm culture of inclusion and diversity, as we believe, as a family of seven schools full of wonderful children, that this can enable those connected to the schools to feel proud of their identity and have the ability to participate fully in school life.

We tackle discrimination through the positive promotion of equality, by challenging bullying, challenging misconceptions and challenging stereotypes.  We believe that this will enable us to create and nurture an environment which promotes love for one another.

At TMPF, we believe that diversity is a strength.  if we were all the same, our lives would not be as rich.  The differences in British society and our community should be respected and celebrated by all those who learn with us, teach with us, support us and visit us.

As a church school, we follow the example set by Jesus to welcome and love all equally as children of God.


Equality in Teaching and Learning

We provide all our pupils with the opportunity to learn, to develop spiritually, morally, socially and culturally and to celebrate personal achievement.  We do this by:

  • Providing equality of access for all pupils and striving to prepare them to contribute towards life in a diverse society and Parish, both locally and globally.
  • Incorporate topics and materials which reflect the rich diversity of the school, the local community, the Parish and Great Britain without stereotyping. Promoting attitudes and values that challenge any discriminatory behaviour or prejudice. Attitudes and values which promote understanding and respect for the differences in the world and encourages children turns from extremism and focus on love for one another.
  • Providing opportunities for pupils to understand and appreciate their own culture, the culture of their school and celebrate the diversity of other cultures both within Great Britain and beyond.  Striving to involve all parents, carers, grandparent and wider family members in supporting a child's education.
  • Using teaching practices which aim to meet the needs of the children within our school, maintaining high expectations and support and enabling children to reflect in their learning.


Quality in Admission and Exclusions

TMPF admission arrangements are fair and transparent.

TMPF admission arrangements do not, and will not, discriminate on the grounds of race, gender, disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, mental health or socio-economic background.

TMPF are proud to provide an effective and interesting education for the children within each school and have the interests of the pupils at the heart of decisions which we make.

Decisions on Admissions and Exclusions will always take into account the current pupils at each school and the Trust's values.


Equality for Staff

TMPF will make all appointment and staffing changes with fairness and equality of opportunity whilst always searching for the best candidate for each role, as that is what our children deserve.  Appointments will always be in compliance with the law.