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We look to the stars…

Telephone: 0117 903 0077

Email: airballoonhillp@bristol-schools.uk

Headteacher: Tim Browse

Policies

Behaviour Policy

Behaviour in school is very good and has been consistently praised by OfSTED. This has come about by consistently expecting high standards, every child knowing what is expected and what the consequences are if the expectations are not met, and hard work.

The children are encouraged to respect themselves and each other, a message that is reinforced constantly in school.

When things go wrong, the children know that the school will work hard to resolve the issue and be determined, consistent and fair whilst doing so. Through this approach, we are able to have an open dialogue with children and they feel very comfortable about discussing their problems and worries, knowing that they will be listened to and any appropriate action will be taken.

Our Behaviour policy has been developed by guidance, provided by the local authority, on schools’ legal obligations and has been informed by the Department for Education’s documents

  • Behaviour and discipline in schools (DfE: January 2016)
  • Use of reasonable force: Advice for headteachers, staff and governing bodies’ (DfE: July 2013)
  • Searching, screening and confiscation; Advice for headteachers, school staff and governing bodies (DfE: Feb 2014)

Our policy seeks to clearly identify school practice in relation to promoting positive behaviour and improving behaviour – where it falls below school expectations. The policy also outlines the school’s use of sanctions in line with statutory guidelines including the Equity Act (2010) in respect of safeguarding and pupils with special educational needs.

Our Behaviour Policy reflects the school’s vision: we look to the stars, and our guiding principles that:

  • Everyone can learn
  • Everyone can achieve
  • Everyone belongs

In terms of behaviour, these principles are upheld by three expectations that are demonstrated by every member of the school community:

  • Be Safe
  • Be Kind
  • Be Respectful

The school promotes and acknowledges those who demonstrate these expectations through praise in public. This can include*:

  • Positive verbal recognition
  • Class based stickers
  • House points
  • Celebration certificates
  • SLT stickers and recognition
  • Acknowledgement of positive behaviour to parents/carers

*We believe that class teachers should have discretion in how they choose to promote and acknowledge positive behaviour in class so it is always age appropriate and pertinent to the specific class.

It is expected that everyone should recognise and acknowledge pupils who are being safe, kind and respectful around school. We believe that whole school behaviour improves through the regular, and public, recognition of positive behaviours.

We recognise that for some pupils, staying safe, kind and respectful, is a challenge. We also acknowledge that anyone’s behaviour can fall below expectations on a given day. We believe that low-level incidents of poor behaviour can be dealt with swiftly through effective behaviour management strategies so that they do not escalate and pupils’ learning remains on-track.

A copy of our Behaviour Policy can be found above.

Complaints Policy

Complaints are initially dealt with by the teacher, deputy or headteacher. In the rare cases that complaints can not be resolved, there is a formal complaints procedure that is followed. A copy of the complaints policy can be found above.

Charging and Remissions Policy

The Department for Education require both the Local Authority and the Governors of individual schools to formulate their respective charging and remissions policies.  The Governors of this school present their Charging and Remissions policy as follows:

During School Hours

Parents will be expected to pay for:

  • Individual music tuition including the cost of musical consumables (drum sticks etc.)
  • The board and lodging element of all residential trips and visits which relate to the National Curriculum
  • The cost of ingredients or materials if parents have indicated in advance that they wish to own the finished product.
  • Activities arranged by a third party subject to certain conditions and requirements.

Outside School Hours

Charges will be made for ‘optional extras’ defined as:

  • Falling wholly or mainly outside of school hours that is not part of the National Curriculum
  • Other activities providing participation on the optional extra activity is on the basis of parental choice and a willingness to meet the charges.
  • Transport
  • Board and Lodgings for a pupil on a residential visit

Charges for individual pupils may not:

Charges for individual pupils may not:

  • Exceed the actual cost of providing the optional extra activity divided by the number of pupils planned to participate.
  • Include an element of subsidy for pupils whose parents wish them to participate but are unwilling or unable to pay; or include the cost of alternative provision for more pupils who do not wish to participate where a small part of the activity takes place in school hours.

Voluntary Contributions

If  an  activity  takes  place  partly  or  wholly  in  school  hours  then  voluntary contributions will be asked for to cover the costs. No child will be left out if his/her parents/carers could or would not contribute towards the cost. However, if insufficient voluntary contributions are received for the trip or activity to be viable, the school reserves the right to cancel the trip or activity and refund any monies already paid.

Any parent who is unable to support their child for financial reasons in the attendance of a school trip is encouraged to discuss the issue with the Headteacher.

The following is a list of additional activities, organised by the school, which require voluntary contributions from parents. These activities are known as ‘optional extras’. This list is not exhaustive:

  • Visits to museums
  • Sporting activities
  • Outdoor adventure activities
  • Visits to or by theatre companies
  • School trips
  • Musical events
  • Transport

A copy of the Charging and Remissions policy can be found above

Special Events
  •  Stories Around the Christmas Tree

    Tuesday 13th December

    6-6.30pm

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Telephone: 0117 903 0077 Email: airballoonhillp@bristol-schools.uk