A number of policies are available here for download. If you do not see the one you need please contact the school.
Paper copies are available from the school.
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
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:
In terms of behaviour, these principles are upheld by three expectations that are demonstrated by every member of the school community:
The school promotes and acknowledges those who demonstrate these expectations through praise in public. This can include*:
*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 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.
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:
Outside School Hours
Charges will be made for ‘optional extras’ defined as:
Charges for individual pupils may not:
Charges for individual pupils may not:
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:
A copy of the Charging and Remissions policy can be found above