Ashbury Primary School

"We Care"

Policies

Behaviour 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 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 where everyone feels happy, safe and secure. The behaviour policy is written and reviewed in conjunction with the Behaviour Principles Statement.

Communications Policy

Parents and the school work in partnership to ensure every child is actively encouraged to develop emotionally, intellectually, morally, spiritually and physically following the Christian values. We aim to provide two way communications between parents/carers and the school on how each pupil is progressing and we provide mechanisms for you to communicate to us if you have concerns

Charging and Remissions Policy

Ashbury with Compton Beauchamp CE (A) Primary School believes that all pupils should have an equal opportunity to benefit from school activities and visits (curricular and extra curricular) independent of their parents’ financial means. This charging and remissions policy describes how we will do our best to ensure a good range of visits and activities is offered and, at the same time, try to minimise the financial barriers which may prevent some pupils taking full advantage of the opportunities.

SEND Policy

Ashbury with Compton Beauchamp CE(A) Primary School is a caring school with a Christian ethos where every child is actively encouraged to develop emotionally, intellectually, morally, spiritually and physically following the Christian values.

Definition:

A child or young person has SEN if they have a learning difficulty or disability which calls for special educational provision to be made for him or her. A pupil has a learning difficulty or disability if he or she has a significantly greater difficulty in learning than the majority of others of the same age, or has a disability which prevents or hinders him or her from making use of facilities of a kind generally provided for others of the same age in mainstream schools. (SEN COP 2014)

Improving outcomes:

All children and young people are entitled to an education that enables them to make progress so that they:

  • achieve their best

  • become confident individuals living fulfilling lives, and

  • make a successful transition into adulthood, whether into employment, further or higher education or training (New COP Sept 2014)

Safeguarding Policy 

This policy has been developed in accordance with the principles

established by the Children Act 1989; and in line with the following:

  • “Working Together to Safeguard Children 2015”

  • “Framework for the Assessment of Children in Need and their Families” 2000

  • “What to do if you are worried a Child is being Abused” 2015

  • “Keeping Children Safe in Education”2015

  • Oxfordshire Safeguarding Children Board guidelines

 The Governing Body/management committee/proprietor takes seriously its responsibility under section 11 of the Children Act and duties under “working together” to safeguard and promote the welfare of children; to work together with other agencies to ensure adequate arrangements exist within our setting to identify, and support those children who are suffering harm or are likely to suffer harm.

We recognise that all staff and governors have a full and active part to play in protecting our pupils from harm, and that the child’s welfare is our paramount concern.

Our school should provide a safe, caring, positive and stimulating environment that promotes the social, physical and moral development of the individual child free from discrimination or bullying where children can learn and develop happily.

This policy applies to all staff, governors and volunteers working in our school

The aims of this policy are:

  • To support the child’s development in ways that will foster security, confidence and resilience

  • To provide an environment in which children and young people feel safe, secure, valued and respected, feel confident and know how to approach adults if they are in difficulties.

  • To raise the awareness with all staff of the need to safeguard children and of their responsibilities in identifying and reporting possible cases of abuse.

British Values Statement

At Ashbury with Compton Beauchamp C of E (A) Primary School we are devoted to serving our community. We recognise that the United Kingdom contains range of cultures, faiths and is an ever-changing environment. We also appreciate the vital role we have in ensuring that groups or individuals within the school are not subjected to intimidation or radicalisation by those wishing to illegally influence them.

We follow equal opportunities guidance which ensures that there will be no discrimination against any individual or group, regardless of faith, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, political or financial status, or similar. We are dedicated to ensuring that we promote and reinforce British values to all our pupils.

Complaint Procedure

If you have any concerns about your child, their education or anything that is happening in the school you should raise it with your child’s teacher in the first instance. Difficulties within school can usually be resolved by discussion with the class teacher or head teacher.  Should this not be acceptable, then a formal complaint may be made to the governors or the council.  The flow chart will assist with the correct procedure to follow, the full Oxfordshire County Council policy is available from the school office upon request.

RE Policy

 

Other policies, such as Whistleblowing, are available on request from the school office.

Ofsted

The school's religious character is an integral part of everyday live at Ashbury. Pupills' behaviour is excellent.

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