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Policies

Child Protection

At Whitchurch CofE Primary School the health, safety and wellbeing of every child is our top priority. We expect all staff, governors and volunteers to share this commitment to safeguarding our pupils. Our child protection policy outlines our guidance.

Click here for a copy of our Child Protection Policy (reviewed October 2017)

Click here for our Attendance Policy (updated July 2017)

PDF icon Keeping Children Safe in Education (September 2016)

Many of you may know that the Government has put into place something called the ‘Prevent’ strategy. It is designed to prevent people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorist organisations. Schools, including primary schools, are required to include this as part of their safeguarding procedures and so I am including a link to a pamphlet for parents for you to see. In practice, for us, this means challenging prejudice and racist comments, promoting British values and exploring other cultures and religions to promote diversity. It is not about discussing extremism with children, it’s about teaching children values such as tolerance and respect, which as you know we do. I hope this all makes sense, does not alarm anyone and lets you know what our response to this strategy is. Please click here for a copy of the pamphlet.

SEN

Click here for our SEN Policy (updated July 2017)

Our SEN Information Report (updated Autumn 2017)

Equality

Click here for a copy of our Equality Policy (updated September 2017)

Click here for a copy of our Accessibility Plan and Disability Equality Scheme (updated July 2017)

Behaviour

At Whitchurch behaviour is 'outstanding'.

Ofsted said,' Pupils want to succeed. They have a hunger for learning and behave impeccably both in lessons and around the school. All pupils feel safe in school and know what to do to avoid potentially dangerous situations. '

Children cooperate well with one another and enjoy school life. Mutual respect is evident between staff and children and the whole school atmosphere is one of positivity

At our school we have 3 simple rules that we follow based on the UN Rights of the Child:

  • We have the right to learn, so we will try our best
  • We have the right to have friends, so we will respect others
  • We have the right to be happy and safe, so we will look after our school and everything and everyone in it

These are supported by our Behaviour and Anti bullying policies, both available on request from the school office or by clicking the links below. There have been no exclusions in the last 5 years and no racist or homophobic incidents.

Where children don’t get along we have simple systems in place.  There is a 'Trust Box' in the library for children to use. Children talk to staff about any problems they are having and we talk to parents where children have fallen out or bullying has occurred. If we see any problems or find out about any, we intervene. We use our rules and Learning Council agreed sanctions in talking to children about making good choices, putting bad choices right and then moving on.

Click here for a copy of our Behaviour policy (updated July 2017)

Click here for a copy of our Anti-Bullying Policy (updated July 2017)

Charges, Voluntary Contributions and Remissions Policy

Click here for policy (updated July 2017)

Complaints

Click here for Complaints Policy (updated September 2017)

Click here for Staff Code of Conduct Policy (dated July 2017)

Whistleblowing

Click here for a copy of our Whistleblowing policy (updated September 2017)