This Code of Practice has been prepared by the Education Department and in particular by the Departmental Health and Safety Officer and personnel from the Inspection, Advice and Training Services.
It contains the best practice for primary school curricular activities and has been devised with reference to documents produced by a number of Educational Curricular Advisory Bodies.
Safeguarding and Child Protection
Child protection is used to describe a set of usually government-run services designed to protect children and young people who are underage and to encourage family stability. These typically include foster care, adoption services, services aimed at supporting at-risk families so they can remain intact, and investigation of alleged child abuse.
E-Safety encompasses Internet technologies and electronic communications such as mobile phones and wireless technology. It highlights the need to educate children and young people about the benefits and risks of using new technology and provides safeguards and awareness for users to enable them to control their online experiences.
At Stonebridge School we aim to provide a safe peaceful, friendly and caring environment for every member of the school community. We also aim to create conditions for an orderly community in which effective learning can take place, in which there is mutual respect between all members, and where there is proper concern for the environment. We believe that every child should have his or her social, emotional and behavioural needs met. We also aim to ensure that all pupils are given the opportunity to be taught properly and be given the opportunity to succeed. Children need to be aware of moral issues such as right and wrong, fairness, tolerance. It is also important to remember that school is a corporate community where every child has the right to be safe and happy and, at the same time, has the responsibility to see that others in the school community are safe and happy too. Stonebridge School does not tolerate racism, sexism, homophobic behaviour or attitude or name calling and discrimination of any sort is dealt with appropriately.
School Charging and Remissions
This charging and remissions policy complies with statutory requirements, has regard to the Authority's policy statements on charging and is reviewed on an annual basis. The School also adopts the DCSF Charging Guidance.
The ethos of a school is evident as soon as a visitor walks through the door. We believe that it is so important that it should be made specific to all that have an association with the school. We, at Stonebridge School, believe the ethos of the school and the influences it brings enables children to achieve academically and behave in a socially acceptable way.
The ethos of school influences all that come into contact with it, the children, the staff and also the parents, and this allows forms of behaviour to be worked out. We, feel that by working in partnership and being open with each other, we can establish a rapport and an atmosphere of mutual support, which allows the children, their families and others involved in the school, to feel secure.
Equality and Inclusion
We understand the principle of the Act and the work needed to ensure that those with protected characteristics are not discriminated against and are given equality of opportunity. Therefore The Stonebridge School will promote the rights of all individuals to respect and equality through its ethos, processes and curriculum. We will, on every occasion, oppose all forms of prejudice and support positive attitudes towards a multi-cultural society.
Stonebridge School provides an education for all, acknowledging that the society within which we live is enriched by ethnic diversity, culture and the faith of its citizens.
At Stonebridge School we aim to value the individuality of all of our children. We are committed to giving all our children every opportunity to achieve the highest of standards. We do this by taking account of pupils' varied experiences and needs.
Special Educational Needs (SEN)