Policies

Essendine adheres to various policies and procedures to aid the day to day running of the school and to ensure that pupils receive high quality education.  These policies are available below and are broken down into several categories for ease of access:

 

  • Behaviour - Our overall Behaviour and Bullying policy

 

  • Safeguarding - Includes Safeguarding, E-Safety and Health & Safety policies

 

  • SEN & Medical - Our SEN Offer, Accessibility and Administration of Medication policies

 

  • Other - Charging & Remissions, Sports premium, Freedom of Information policies and GDPR

 

 

Due to the amount of content, all policies are downloadable for offline reading.

 

 

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Behaviour

 

At Essendine Primary we believe that high-quality teaching promotes effective learning and good behaviour. Our emphasis is on recognising and celebrating effort and success, so that all pupils feel valued. We teach pupils to take responsibility for their own actions and to accept the consequences of their choices. We strive to create an environment where pupils may work purposefully, feel secure, happy and confident and where relationships between staff, parents, pupils and between the pupils themselves are based on mutual respect and tolerance.

 

To achieve this we expect children to show:

A positive attitude to all aspects of their work

A high standard of behaviour during and outside of lessons

Respect for other people and the environment

Responsibility for their actions

 

Safeguarding

Safeguarding is defined as:

 

  • Protecting children from maltreatment;

  • Preventing impairment of children's health or development;

  • Ensuring that children are growing up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care; and

  • Taking action to enable all children to have the best life chances.

 

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SEN & Medical

At Essendine Primary School we believe in participation for all our pupils and will do our utmost to ensure all children reach their potential. We promote independence for all learners, and we ensure all pupils have respect for others and become lifelong learners equipped for the future by providing an excellent and inspirational education through a welcoming, safe, happy and supportive community. We strive to provide a positive environment, enhancing the learning for all; both children and adults, regardless of ability, race or gender. We aim to work together-parents/carers, staff, governors and children – for the benefit of all those who come to our school, including those with additional needs. We will not tolerate any form of bullying and we have a clear anti-bullying policy in place.

 

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Food Policy

 

Other Policies

Charging & Remissions

 

The purpose of the policy is to ensure that there is clarity over those items which the school will provide free of charge and for those items where there may be a charge.  The policy has been informed by the LA policy and DfE guidance.  The charges made will cover only the costs incurred and a profit will not be made by the school.

 

Please download the full policy for more information:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sports Premium

The PE and sport premium is a government funding stream, established after the London Olympics in 2012, designed to help primary schools improve the quality of P.E and sports activities.  This money, provided jointly by the Departments for Education, health and Culture, media and Sport, has been ring fenced for this specific purpose.

Download our Sports Premium Policy to view more information, including a breakdown as to how we allocate the funding:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Freedom of Information

 

Essendine Primary School is committed to openness and is clear and proactive about the information it makes public, but also recognizes the need to protect sensitive information in certain circumstances. Even where certain exemptions apply, information will still be released if it is in the public interest to do so.

 

The Freedom of Information policy is available via the link below:

 Complaints Policy 

The full Complaints policy is available via the link below:

 GDPR 

The full GDPR policy is available via the link below:

Health and Wellbeing

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