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
- R.E. Policy
- Complaints Policy
- Health, Safety and Welfare Policy
- Kislingbury School H&S Policy of intent
- Sex and Relationships Policy
- Uniform Policy
- Accessibility Plans
- Whistleblowing policy
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.
Religious Education is an important part of our curriculum and helps to support our ethos and vision as a school. Our Policy and appendix is attached.
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
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 PDET board of directors, 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).
Kislingbury School H&S Policy of intent
As leadership of the school and wider trust 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.
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'.
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.
The school uses the trust wide whistleblowig policyt