For Safeguarding policies and guidance please see the separate main heading of Safeguarding
This page holds our key policy documents which include:
- Anti-bullying Policy
- Behaviour & Discipline Policy
- Charging Policy
- Collective Worship Policy
- Complaints Policy
- Combined Data Protection and FOI Policy
- Curriculum Policy
- EYFS Policy
- Financial Management and Statement of Declaration
- Health, Safety and Welfare Policy
- Income Policy
- Intimate Care Policy
- Kislingbury Governor H&S Policy of intent
- Medicine in School Policy
- Positive Handling Policy
- Sex and Relationships Policy
- Teaching and Learning Policy
- Uniform Policy
- Accessibility Plans
Single Equality Scheme
The School's SEND Policy and Information Report are in the Parent Information Section
It is a government requirement that all schools have an anti-bullying policy. In 2003, Ofsted published Bullying: Effective Action in Secondary Schools. This was followed by DfES guidance for schools under two headings: Don't Suffer in Silence and Bullying – A Charter for Action. This policy reflects this guidance and the principles enshrined in ‘Every Child Matters’.
DfES guidance defines bullying as actions that are meant to be hurtful, and which happen on a regular basis. Bullying can be direct (either physical or verbal) or indirect (e.g. being ignored or not spoken to).
Regular and punctual school attendance is important. Pupils need to attend school regularly if they are to take full advantage of the educational opportunities available to them by law. Kislingbury Primary School fully recognises its responsibilities to ensure pupils are in school and on time, therefore having access to learning for the maximum number of days and hours.
Behaviour and Discipline Policy
It is a primary aim of our school that every member of the school community feels valued and respected, and that each person is treated fairly and well. We are a caring community, whose values are built on mutual trust and respect for all. The school's behaviour policy is therefore designed to support the way in which all members of the school can live and work together in a supportive way. It aims to promote an environment in which everyone feels happy, safe and secure.
All the education we provide during normal school hours is at no charge to pupils. We do not charge for any activity undertaken as part of the National Curriculum, with the exception of some individual or small-group music tuition.
Collective Worship Policy
We understand worship to be a special act or occasion whose purpose is to show reverence to God. It is at the centre of our school life and integral to all that we do as a school. Collective worship involves all members of the school family coming together and participating in an act of worship. We expect everyone to take an active part in the worships during the week.
We believe that our school provides a good education for all our children, and that the Headteacher and other staff work very hard to build positive relationships with all parents. However, the school is obliged to have procedures in place in case there are complaints by parents. The following policy sets out the procedure that the school follows in such cases. Attached is a Complaints flowchart
We believe that the curriculum is a powerful tool that promotes a love of learning and willingness to explore and the time to have fun. We are proud to use the National Curriculum for 2014 as a starting point for a wide and varied learning experience for our children. We enrich it by our strong Christian ethos based on respect for ourselves and others, equality, a sense of wonder at God’s world we live in. We are committed to developing the whole child. Our children will have the opportunity to be creative, to be physically active and to be academically challenged.
This policy has been developed to ensure that all adults in Kislingbury CE Primary School are working together to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people. Please also refer to the L.A. Acceptable Use Policy.
The Early Years Foundation Stage applies to children from birth to the end of the reception year. In our school, all children join us in our Reception Class, full time, after a period of staggered entry and phased entry.
Financial Management and Statement of Declaration
The Governors of Kislingbury CEVC Primary School believe that sound financial management policies are essential to the fulfilling of their statutory duties under government legislation.
Health, Safety and Welfare Policy
The Health, Safety and Welfare of all the people who work or learn at our school are of fundamental importance. The governing body, along with the LEA, takes responsibility for protecting the health and safety of all children, members of staff and all other persons affected by our undertakings in accordance with the requirements of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 (HASWA).
These procedures relate to the banking of and accounting for income received. Schools are responsible for the collection of income relating to their budget and there are specific Financial Regulations relating to the procedures to be followed.
Intimate Care Policy
Kislingbury CE Primary School is committed to ensuring that all staff responsible for the intimate care of children will undertake their duties in a professional manner at all times. It is acknowledged that these adults are in a position of great trust.
Kislingbury Governor H&S Policy of intent
As the Governing Body we are committed to creating a positive and proactive approach to safety, by encouraging a safety culture within the school. Continual improvements in all matters relating to Health, Safety and Welfare at the school will be achieved through the Health & Safety Management System.
Medicine in School Policy
The Governors and staff of Kislingbury CEVC Primary School wish to ensure that pupils with medical needs receive proper care and support at school.
Positive Handling Policy
The policy has been prepared for the support of all teaching and support staff, who come into contact with pupils and for volunteers working within the schools and to explain the school’s arrangements for care and control.
Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy and Guidance
Kislingbury C.E.V.C. Primary School fully recognises the contribution it can make to protect children and support pupils in school. The pupils’ welfare and safety is of paramount importance. The aim of the policy is to safeguard and promote our pupils’ welfare, safety and health by fostering an honest, open, caring and supportive climate.
Sex and Relationships Policy
Our school's policy on sex and relationship education is based on the DfES document ‘Sex and Relationship Education Guidance’ (DfES 0116/2000). In the DfES document, sex education is defined as 'learning about physical, moral and emotional development'. The guidance states, 'It is about understanding the importance of marriage for family life, stable and loving relationships, respect, love and care. It is also about the teaching of sex, sexuality, and sexual health'.
Teaching and Learning Policy
At Kislingbury CE Primary School, we believe in the concept of lifelong learning, and in the idea that both adults and children learn new things every day. We maintain that learning should be a rewarding and enjoyable experience for everyone; in short, it should be fun.
It is our policy that all children should wear school uniform when attending school, or when participating in a school-organised event outside normal school hours. We provide a complete list of the items needed for school uniform in the attached appendix I and on the web site.
Single Equality Scheme