Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

At Poplar Primary School we are extremely proud of the richly diverse community in which our school stands. As a school we seek to celebrate each individual within our school community by nuturing diversity, fostering inclusivity and ensuring that everyone feels that they belong.

We strive to ensure that our children are confident, successful, empowered and respectful members of the community who are ready for the next stage in their learning when they leave us at the end of Year 6.

At school these are some of the ways that we promote the protected characteristics from the 2010 Equalities Act;

  • Our school ethos
  • Our Core Values
  • British values
  • Conscious role modelling by all staff and adults in the school community
  • School assemblies
  • School curriculum
  • Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education
  • Pupil voice
  • Staff voice
  • Extra-curricular activities
  • Guest speakers
  • Links with local community
  • Charity work

The Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Leads for Poplar are Sabrena Spiess, Wendy Ellis and Nicola Fleming

The Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Governor is Nneke Chima Okereke



At Poplar inclusion means that all pupils receive the provision they need in order to access the very best, high quality education, whatever their age, gender, ethnicity, impairment, attainment and background.

Our commitment to inclusion can be seen in the school policies, in teaching and learning and in the School Development Plan, where all learners are considered and provided for within the school community as part of everyday good practice.

Our goals are many but fundamentally we aim to work in a positive partnership with parents to ensure the best outcomes for all children.

Parent Testimonials

My experience with Poplar Primary SEN has been more of a journey than an experience. From the moment of concern, through diagnosis, followed by the amazing after support, not just for my son but also for me as a parent! My son started in nursery and has just started high school...he has grown into a bright,confident young man and I totally believe that the help, support and understanding he was given by the Poplar Inclusion team has played a huge part in this... thank you.


When my son joined the school, he had some difficulty settling, having some speech and communication difficulties compounded by having been the victim of bullying in his previous school. The SEN support he received eased his transition and facilitated his being able to settle down and function well in his new surroundings. I always felt that the Inclusion team were working with us to understand what support would help him to feel comfortable and able to succeed in the school environment – it’s nice for parents to feel supported too!