Wimborne School Policies
There are many differently worded definitions of bullying and most contain several key features. However, bullying is an emotive issue and confusion can arise about what constitutes bullying and this can have damaging consequences for children and young people. As a result of work carried out by the Local Authority (LA) Behaviour and Attendance Working Party, we have adopted the following definition:
“Bullying is an attitude rather than an act. It can be identified as bullying only by measuring the effects the acts have on the identified child/children. It may take the form of a repeated attack physically, psychologically, socially, with the intention of causing distress for their own gratification.”
At Wimborne we give a high priority to attendance and we are committed to ensure that the children benefit fully from the opportunities that the school offers them. Optimum levels of attendance can only be fully achieved when responsibility is accepted and shared by all concerned: pupils, parents, school staff, governors, Portsmouth City Council and the local community.
Behaviour Management Policy
At Wimborne we aim to provide a happy, safe, caring environment where everyone feels valued and has an equal right to be treated with courtesy and respect. This is achieved through everyone having high expectations and being actively involved in decision making. In order to provide a consistent and fair approach to managing behaviour it is important that everyone follows our agreed system of rewards and consequences and has the opportunity to discuss them where appropriate. All members of staff are responsible for the behaviour of every child in the school. We believe that good standards of behaviour exist when the children are highly motivated and when there is a positive relationship based on mutual trust and respect. This is dependent upon a range of quality teaching methods, which are well matched and sensitive to the needs of the individual. We seek to involve parents in celebrating all children’s successes and achievements.
CHARGING AND REMISSIONS POLICY
We believe that all our pupils should have an equal opportunity to benefit from school activities and visits (curricular and extra curricular) independent of their parents’ financial means. This charging and remissions policy describes how we will do our best to ensure a good range of visits and activities is offered and, at the same time, try to minimise the financial barriers which may prevent some pupils taking full advantage of the opportunities.
Complaint Policy and Procedures
Policy Statement The school’s values are concerned with meeting the needs of pupils, parents and all others who have a stake in the school. The governing body believes that constant feedback is an important ingredient in self-improvement and raising standards. Pupils, parents, carers, or other adults who have concerns or complaints should feel that they can be voiced and will be considered seriously.
Our curriculum has been carefully planned for children to learn life-long skills and be passionate about the world around them. Our pupil offer is an enhanced curriculum where there are opportunities for contextual learning through trips, visitors, outdoor learning, knowledge of their local community and providing links to art and culture and other unique learning experiences. Our progressive curriculum is led by pupils and staff to ensure it is engaging and ambitious for all learners.
Data Protection Policy
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) ensures a balance between an individual’s rights to privacy and the lawful processing of personal data undertaken by organisations in the course of their business. It aims to protect the rights of individuals about whom data is obtained, stored, processed or supplied and requires that organisations take appropriate security measures against unauthorised access, alteration, disclosure or destruction of personal data.
Data Retention Policy
Annual review of school records and safe data destruction checklist...
Equality Information and Objectives
The Equality Act 2010 establishes a single Public Sector Equality Duty (PSED) (sometimes also referred to as the ‘general duty’) that applies to our school and which extends to all protected characteristics - race, disability, sex, age, religion or belief, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity and gender reassignment. The duty has three main elements...
Wimborne Schools’ – Equality Objectives
To ensure that the curriculum effectively supports the needs of all children.
The learning environment in each classroom is similar to ensure consistency and we are catering for the different needs as they are identified as part of the planning process for lessons.
Leaders at all levels are engaged in monitoring the quality of provision. Leaders have developed a broad and balanced curriculum which helps pupils to acquire knowledge, understanding and skills through well sequenced programmes of study...
Health and Safety Policy
The purpose of this policy is to further our aim to provide a secure, safe, healthy and stimulating environment for all pupils, staff and visitors to the school. Parents need to know that every measure will be taken to keep their children safe. We believe that the prevention of accidents and hazards is a key responsibility for every member of the school community...
This agreement encapsulated our belief that parents are a child’s first and most important educators. It is designed to help achieve the highest possible standards of achievement through close communication and effective partnership with parents. In drawing up this agreement we surveyed parents and carers to clarify their expectations of the school. In addition, the staff reviewed current practices on the extent to which the school council provides an effective vehicle for consulting them and involving them in decision-making.
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This document is seen as a working and developing policy liable to change in the light of evaluation of practice, and is reviewed annually.
Wimborne Primary School recognises all its pupils as equal individuals and is committed to developing an inclusive and supportive learning environment that removes barriers to learning and in which all learners achieve their full potential. We are committed to diminishing the difference in attainment and progress between groups of learners and tailoring our provision. Our school is accessible for wheelchair users with specialised toilet and hygiene facilities for children and adults and a stair lift in the junior building.
This policy is to ensure the correct participation and safety of all those who use the facilities at Wimborne Primary School. The Governing Board is keen to see that the premises are used for the benefit of the whole local community whenever possible.
Relationship and Sex Educational Policy
As a maintained primary school we must provide relationships education to all pupils as per section 34 of the Children and Social Work Act 2017.
In teaching RSE, we must have regard to guidance issued by the secretary of state as outlined in section 403 of the Education Act 1996.
At Wimborne we teach RSE as set out in this policy.
CHILD PROTECTION AND SAFEGUARDING POLICY AND PROCEDURES
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Medical Conditions and First Aid Policy
This policy outlines the School’s responsibility to provide adequate and appropriate first aid to pupils, staff, parents and visitors. First aid treatment is given to a casualty to preserve life, to prevent the condition worsening and to promote recovery. The policy also details the actions the school should take in support of pupils with medical conditions...
Wimborne Primary School is committed to protecting the privacy and security of personal information. This privacy notice describes how we collect and use personal information about pupils, in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), section 537A of the Education Act 1996 and section 83 of the Children Act 1989...