On this page are a range of school polices which affect the day-to-day running of the school. This is not an exhaustive or complete list, so if there is a policy you wish to see on here, then let us know.
The policies are listed alphabetically, with all curriculum policies at the end to keep them together.
There are also many policies relating to Child Protection on the Safeguarding pages, so please check there too.
All policies are available as hard-copies on request.
We strive to provide a safe and fair place for our children to learn and our staff to work and the governing body have developed a number of policies to guide this work. Please find the statutory ones in PDF documents in the links below.
Should you require a paper copy of any of the documents found here, or any other information on the school website, please call into the school office for assistance. This is a service that we provide free of charge.
In Term 1 of the 2019-2020 school year, we are trialling a slight change to the Behaviour Policy with regards to low-level behaviour. This is not currently included in the policy, but set out as follows:
The modification to this is in the way low-level disruption is handled in class. You will all be aware of, if not familiar, with the idea of the ‘Happy and Sad Sides’ of the classroom boards. These are visual indicators of good behaviour and of poor choices. This will remain, but used slightly differently.
Currently, if a child is on the Sad Side, for things like calling out, disturbing others, silly noises and other low-level behaviours, then this is a ‘permanent’ place, and remains on the board. What we have found from this is that some children have made a poor choice repeatedly and then ended up displaying some very poor behaviour, as they have gotten themselves in a bit of a downward spiral with no way of getting out of it.
This term, we are trialling the idea of making amends, in so far as, if they are on the Sad Side, then there is the opportunity, throughout the rest of the lesson to have this mark removed through good behaviour. The aim being that we can all make mistakes, and by trying hard, we can make amends for those mistakes without any sanctions being applied.
So instead of feeling ‘I’m on the board three times, that’s some free-time gone, might as well carry on as it’s not going to get any worse’, there is the chance to work hard, change behaviour and make better choices to have the marks removed.
Naturally, there is the chance that children might see this as ‘I can be silly at the start, and then earn it back’. We hope that this is not the case, and will monitor these children if it looks like this is happening.
This will only work on the Sad Side. All Happy Side ticks will stay, as a reminder of good choices, and this does not apply to more serious levels of behaviour – this will remain as per the policy.
Data Protection Information
This contains all of the information relating to the retention, protection and access of information in school.
We hope to update this area frequently over the coming months as the new General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) take hold from May 2018.
Watch this space!