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SAFEGUARDING AND CHILD PROTECTION

We take our safeguarding responsibilities seriously and we consider “The welfare of the child is paramount”. You can view our child protection and safeguarding policy HERE.

COMMENTS, GRIEVANCES & COMPLAINTS

Any person, including members of the general public, may make a complaint about any provision of facilities or services that our schools provide. You can view our policy & procedure for dealing with comments, grievances and complaints HERE.

BEHAVIOUR

We have a clear policy on how the school encourages all individuals (staff and pupils) to take responsibility for their own behaviour. This applies to school time, extra-curricular activities and off-site visits. You can view the document HERE.

SEND (Special educational Needs & Disabilities)

This is where families and professionals can find out about our policy for young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (known as SEND). We have an information sheet and this is known as our SEND LOCAL OFFER and incorporates our SEND Information Report and Policy. You can view the document HERE. 

If you have a child with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities you are most welcome to contact us so that we can discuss your particular requirements. 

CHARGES FOR VISITS AND EXTRA CURRICULUM ACTIVITIES. 

The schools provide a broad programme of activities and opportunities for pupils. For some of these (for example visits and musical instrument teaching), we are not able to cover the costs from our schools budget. We have a policy for these charges and it is designed to ensure the school complies with the law AND make activities available to ALL pupils regardless of their parents’ ability or willingness to pay. You can view the policy HERE

EQUALITY OBJECTIVES.

We are committed to ensuring equality of education and opportunity for every child and value all members of the school community, irrespective of age, disability, gender, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation or social-economic background.  We aim to develop a culture of inclusion and diversity in which all those connected to the schools feel proud of their identity and are able to participate fully in school life. You can view our equality objectives HERE. 

CURRICULUM STATEMENT.

Our stakeholders believe that the Primary Connected Curriculum provides a perfect starting point for exciting, engaging and motivating learning that our schools can continue to develop innovatively to suit our own context. You can see information about our curriculum HERE. You can view a copy of our Curriculum Statement HERE.

GDPR: POLICY AND PRIVACY NOTICE (MAY 2018)

The Policy and the Privacy Notice is designed to ensure that we act within the requirements of the Data Protection Act 2018 GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) when retaining and storing personal data, and when making it available to individuals. You can view the CSF GDPR policy HERE.  You can view the CSF Privacy Notice and Declaration HERE.  

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION PUBLICATION SCHEME

This model publication scheme has been prepared and approved by the Information Commissioner to be adopted without modification by any public authority without further approval and will be valid until further notice. The scheme commits the Schools to make information available to the public as part of its normal business activities. You can view and download more information HERE.

CODE OF CONDUCT FOR SCHOOL STAFF

This document is an agreed model code which the school governing board has chosen to adopt with additional guidance after consultation with staff and trade union reps to meet the operational needs of the school. You can view the document HERE.

CONFIDENTIAL REPORTING POLICY (WHISTLEBLOWING)

This policy document makes it clear that employees can voice concerns without fear of victimisation, subsequent discrimination or disadvantage. The policy is intended to encourage and enable employees to raise serious concerns within the School rather than overlooking a problem or‘blowing the whistle’ outside. You can view the document HERE.

HEALTH AND SAFETY POLICY

This policy includes a description of the establishment’s organisation and its arrangements for dealingwith different areas of risk. You can view the document HERE.

LOCAL OFFER 2018/19

Our schools are unique in West Berkshire as being the only 'hard federation' of primary schools. We serve both the Chaddleworth (with Leckhampstead) and Great Shefford (with Shefford Woodlands and East Garston) communities. You can see our local offer document HERE.

PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT POLICY

The purpose of this procedure is to set out a framework for the clear and consistent assessment of performance of staff in the school, including the head teacher, and for supporting their development within the context of the school’s plan for improving educational provision and performance. All maintained schools are required to have a procedure and you can see ours HERE.

TEACHERS PAY POLICY

The purpose of this policy is to set the framework for determining the pay of teachers employed in the school. The policy has been developed to comply with current legislation, including that relating to equality, and the requirements of the School Teachers’ Pay and Conditions Document. It has been the subject of consultation with staff and recognised trade unions in the school. You can see the document HERE.