Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children refers to the process of
protecting children from maltreatment, preventing the impairment of health or
development, ensuring that children grow up in circumstances consistent with the
provision of safe and effective care and taking action to enable all children to have
the best outcomes.
Working with Challenging Behaviour and Discipline
The policy begins with general guidance on working with challenging behaviour. It then looks at sanctions that are used at the school and those which are prohibited. It also looks at the use of restraint, including reasonable force.
We are an inclusive school that welcomes children from all backgrounds. Applications for placements at the school are considered for children in the age range of 5-13 years (National curriculum years 1-8). Children generally leave at the end of Year 6, 7 or 8.
The School takes all complaints seriously and endeavours to achieve positive outcomes for children, parents and the school in all situations. The majority of issues raised by parents, the community or pupils, are concerns rather than complaints. Our school is committed to taking concerns seriously, at the earliest stage, in order to resolve small issues from escalating into formal procedures.
E-Safety & Media Policy
This policy ensures that the governing body maintains it's duty to safeguard children, the reputation of the School and wider community and to maintain appropriate professional boundaries in accordance with the Code of Conduct document and Staff Handbook. The policy also serves to safeguard pupils and staff.