School Policies

In order to ensure that all stakeholders have the same information regarding the expectations of the school, we have developed a number of curriculum and operational polices which ensure consistency of approach in all aspects of school life.

Access to all policies is available by written request via the school office: however, the ones most pertinent to day to day activities are 

Home School Agreement
Our Home School Agreement supports all members of our school community to fulfill their role in ensuring each child can be ‘the best they can be’. We assume all members of the school community accept this agreement in its entirety, and will make every effort to conform fully to its expectations.

Written Statement of Behaviour Principles

 

Behaviour Policy
It is the primary aim of this policy to support the school community in allowing everyone to work together in an effective and considerate way.

 

Homework Policy
It is the aim of this policy to facilitate a better understanding of homework in the school community and to provide a consistent and broadly flexible approach to homework that has a primary focus on children’s learning.

 

Attendance Policy
Our school staff, and the local authority, firmly believe that all pupils benefit from regular school attendance. School equips pupils to succeed both academically and socially so that they can acheive in their school owrk and learn how to make a manage relationships.  We do all we can to encourage parents/carers to ensure that the children in their care achieve maximum possible attendance and that any problems that prevent full attendance are identified and acted on promptly.

 

Learning & Teaching Policy
The learning environment and the teacher's approach to the subject are only two aspects of consideration within the school environment needed to facilitate good learning. This policy lays out HJS' approach to ensuring we provide a good learning experience for all pupils.

 

Safeguarding and Child Protection

We believe our school should provide a caring, positive safe and stimulating environment that promotes the social, physical and moral development of the individual child. We have a Child Protection Policy and rigourous safeguarding  procedures in place which all staff (including and ancilliary and supply staff, regular volunteers and Governors) must ensure they are aware of and follow.

 

Inclusion Policy
Supporting and enabling every individual child to develop their full emotional, social and academic potential is central to our aims and vision.  It is in this context that our Inclusion Policy has been written.  Inclusion is about equal opportunities for all learners, whatever their age, gender, ethnicity, ability or background.  It is about all pupils being entitled to actively participate in meaningful and relevant learning experiences and to achieve their best.  Our Inclusion Policy contains sections regarding Special Educational Needs and Disabilities and Very Able Learners.

 

Accessibility Plan

The Equality Act 2010 requires all schools to have an accessibility plan aimed at increasing the extent to which disabled pupils can participate in the curriculum and improving the physical environment of schools to enable disabled pupils to take better advantage of education, benefits, facilities and services provided.

 

Charges & Remissions Policy
Sections 402, 450-458 and 460 of the Education Act 1996 set out the law on charging in all LEA maintained and foundation schools and seeks to clarify the circumstances in which fees or charges can be levied by schools or the LEA in respect of education provided or any related activity. LEAs and governing bodies are required to draw up, and keep under review (annually) their own policies in respect of charges and remission arrangements. 

 

Anti-bullying Policy
Bullying is wrong and damages individual children. All staff supported by all parents and Governors at Holland School do all they can to prevent it, by developing a school ethos in which bullying is regarded as entirely unacceptable. We aim, as a school, to produce a safe and secure environment including routes to and from school where all can learn, play and travel without anxiety or fear.

 

Responding to Parental Concerns
The words “I want to complain about . . .” can make anyone feel dismayed and defensive. However, concerns and complaints should be seen as a useful opportunity to improve practice and there resolution a way of developing stronger relationships with parents. This policy ensures all concerns are dealt with in a clear and concise manner.