We have a range of policies in place to ensure that children are provided with a safe, secure environment where they can reach their full potential. We have attached some of the policies that may be of interest to you.
Should you have any particular queries about school policies then please call in and speak to a member of staff. We would be happy to discuss any concerns or queries you may have about school policy and copies of all of our policies are available upon request.
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Child Protection Policy
PE and Sports Grant
Health and Safety
Medication and Management
Access SEN Governor Report:
Supporting Children with SEN
The Special Educational Needs Code of Practice lies at the heart of the school’s SEND policy and sets out the processes and procedures that all organisations should follow to meet the needs of children. The Code describes a graduated approach which recognises that children learn in different ways and can have different kinds of SEN. So increasingly, step-by-step support and specialist expertise can be put in place to help overcome the difficulties that a child may have. If further support is required the school may request a statutory assessment of special needs, which may result in a Statement of SEN (which is being replaced by a EHC Plan) being issued to the child. Our SENCO is Mrs. Louise Proudman. She can be contacted via the admin. office telephone number and email address.
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At Burton-on-the-Wolds Primary School, we believe that all children should be guaranteed equal access to a broad and balanced curriculum regardless of gender, sexual orientation, race, culture, religion, social class, disability or special educational need. Both children and adults should expect to be treated fairly and have the same entitlement as every other child or person. They know this by what is said and what happens at an operational level.
Equality and diversity issues are integral to all we do. Everyone in the school knows that, if they think/feel that they are being treated unfairly and they think it may be to do with their gender, sexual orientation, race, religion, social class, disability or special educational need, they should say so, and they should expect this to be investigated and that any issues that emerge to be addressed.
There is no difference in the admission arrangements for pupils with special educational needs who do not have a statement to the arrangements for other pupils
Disability Duty – Accessibility and Future Plans
Under the Disability Equality Duty schools are required to take proactive steps to ensure their disabled pupils, staff and governors, parents / carers and other people using the school are treated equally. Schools are required to establish a Disability Scheme to promote equality of opportunity for disabled pupils. Currently, our school has good facilities and access for disabled pupils within the physical environment, including disabled toilet facilities and ramps into the school.
How British Values are promoted at Burton on the Wolds Primary School.
At Burton on the Wolds Primary School we value each and every member of our school community as individuals and respect their rights and freedom. Through our school values, which were decided upon by pupils, we promote the values of:
Pupils have the opportunity to have their voices heard through our school council. The elections of School Councillors are based on pupil votes.
Rule of Law
Pupils are helped to distinguish right from wrong, in the classroom, during assemblies and on the playground.
The behaviour and anti bullying policies set out a zero tolerance basesline for any form of aggression, abuse or violence, which extends to pupils, staff, parents and carers.
Pupils are encouraged to be independent learners, constantly making choices within a safe and supportive environment.
As a school we educate and provide boundaries for young pupils to make choices safely through our E-safety, PSHE lessons and also by encouraging pupils to take responsibility for their actions.
Mutual Respect and Tolerance of Those with Different Faiths and Beliefs
Assemblies promote respect for others and the importance of good manners. Pupils work collaboratively and value others’ opinions.
Religious festivals are observed as part of RE and as part of British cultural tradition.
Through the PSHE and RE curriculums pupils are encouraged to discuss and respect differences between people, such as differences of faith, ethnicity, disability, gender or sexuality and differences of family situations.
Behaviour principles written statement – Burton on the Wolds Primary School
With reference to the Department for Education’s guidance – Behaviour and discipline in schools, the Pupils and Curriculum committee agreed that the values drawn up by pupils are what lie behind everything the school stands for: Honesty, Empathy, Respect, Forgiveness and Belief and this lies behind the pupil mission statement for the school: ‘Our school is where we learn to achieve, be confident, to care and stay safe.’
The committee request that when the Head writes the behaviour policy it should reflect these values. The committee would like the Head to make clear in the policy the schools approach to:
Screening and searching pupils (including identifying in the school rules items which are banned and which may be searched for)
The power to use reasonable force or make other physical contact
The power to discipline beyond the school gate
Pastoral care for school staff accused of misconduct
When a multi-agency assessment should be considered for pupils who display continuous disruptive behaviour.
The committee has confidence in Burton staff to use their professional judgment to apply the behaviour policy fairly.
Adopted by the Board of Governors
Date: February 2017
To be Reviewed: February 2020
Individuals earning over £100,000:
Local Authority Schools are required to publish annually the number of individuals earning over £100,000. There are no individuals earning over £100,000.