Policies

School policies are approved and ratified by the Governing Body and are regularly reviewed.
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Regular attendance at work is an integral part of every employee's contract of employment; however, employees will, on occasion, have genuine and acceptable health reasons to be absent from work. On those occasions, schools should aim to support an employee during the period of absence, with the aim of assisting their return to work at the earliest opportunity.  433k v. 1 8 Jun 2018, 05:27 Richard Hanks
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This policy has been developed in line with the DfE’s guidance: ‘Supporting pupils at school with medical conditions’. Addressing training needs, medication, individual healthcare plans (IHCs) and more, it can be used to ensure that pupils with medical conditions receive the appropriate care and support at school.  2426k v. 1 8 Jun 2018, 05:29 Richard Hanks
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During periods of adverse weather, schools should have a policy in place to ensure the safety and wellbeing of the school community. Schools should ensure that they remain open whenever possible, but only when pupil safety is not at risk. This policy outlines the responsibilities of staff and clarifies the necessary procedures and protocols for periods of adverse weather. It provides a framework for staff to ensure that decisions are made on a transparent basis, with the interests of pupils at the heart of every decision.   208k v. 1 8 Jun 2018, 05:29 Richard Hanks
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The DPS Behaviour Policy. We are a lead school for behaviour and learning engagement in Sheffield LA and recognise that behaviour is complex. This is a very detailed policy which covers a wide range of aspects.  473k v. 2 23 Feb 2015, 07:22 Richard Hanks
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Addressing charging for education, optional extras, exam fees and more, using this policy, which is based on DfE guidance, can help your school comply with statutory requirements.  108k v. 1 8 Jun 2018, 05:33 Richard Hanks
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This code sets out the expectations on and commitment required from school governors, trustees and academy committee members in order for the governing board to properly carry out its work within the school/s and the community  473k v. 1 14 May 2018, 03:44 Richard Hanks
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This policy can be used to address any complaints fairly, consistently and promptly. The fair and effective resolution of staff concerns is beneficial to harmonious working, job satisfaction, productivity and, ultimately, to the effective education of pupils. Any person, including a member of the public, is able to make a complaint about the provision of facilities or services that a school provides.  314k v. 1 8 Jun 2018, 05:36 Richard Hanks
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All pupils are expected to take part in daily collective worship where they are given the opportunity to explore their own beliefs and consider spiritual and moral issues. In accordance with the School Standards and Framework Act 1998, the daily collective worship shall be “wholly or mainly of a broadly Christian character”, though not representative of a particular Christian denomination.  1367k v. 1 20 Jul 2018, 05:00 Richard Hanks
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Effective communication helps to improve quality of service, keep parents well-informed and brings to light any concerns in a prompt and efficient manner. This policy sets out the aims of the school with regard to internal and external communication, and sets out responsibilities of the school, staff members and parents/carers.  121k v. 1 8 Jun 2018, 05:36 Richard Hanks
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A high-quality computing education is essential for pupils to understand modern information and communication technologies, and for them to use these skills to become responsible, competent, confident and creative participants of an increasingly digital world. This policy sets out how Dore Primary School implements a computing programme in accordance with the primary computing national curriculum.  885k v. 1 20 Jul 2018, 05:10 Richard Hanks
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A GDPR-compliant policy concerning staff and volunteer confidentiality has numerous benefits: it ensures that important information is shared only when appropriate, it guarantees that financial information remains confidential, and it supports a school's safeguarding measures. This model policy outlines staff members' and volunteers' duty of confidentiality in regards to information relating to a school.  131k v. 2 8 Jun 2018, 05:37 Richard Hanks
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The policy addresses discrimination, measures to ensure fair recruitment, how staff training needs are assessed and addressed, the consequences of breaching the policy and more.   406k v. 1 8 Jun 2018, 05:38 Richard Hanks
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Reasonable adjustments are a means of allowing disabled employees to contribute fully to the workforce. It is considered a reasonable adjustment under the Equality Act 2010 to allow disabled employees covered by the Act, reasonable paid time off during working hours for assessment, treatment and / or rehabilitation, which is not then counted as sickness absence.  290k v. 1 8 Jun 2018, 05:41 Richard Hanks
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This policy will be used to encourage an employee whose standard of work or conduct is unsatisfactory to improve. The procedure serves to ensure that this is done in a fair and consistent manner.  515k v. 1 8 Jun 2018, 05:42 Richard Hanks
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In order to help and support parents/carers, schools often provide an affordable and convenient wrap-around care service. This policy outlines arrangements concerning extracurricular clubs and activities, as well as after-school care clubs such as breakfast club. Adopting a policy such as this can help schools meet their duties regarding wraparound care.   172k v. 1 8 Jun 2018, 05:43 Richard Hanks
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This policy outlines Dore Primary School's equality objectives, the procedures for addressing prejudice-related incidents, the responsibilities on staff and pupils regarding equal opportunities, and more. Adopting a policy concerning equality is a statutory duty.   67k v. 1 20 Jul 2018, 05:04 Richard Hanks
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In order to help and support parents/carers, schools often provide an affordable and convenient wrap-around care service. This policy outlines arrangements concerning extracurricular clubs and activities, as well as after-school care clubs such as breakfast club. Adopting a policy such as this can help schools meet their duties regarding wraparound care.   395k v. 1 8 Jun 2018, 05:44 Richard Hanks
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DPS’s approach to flexible working including how requests should be made, what happens once a request is made and the appeals process.  330k v. 1 8 Jun 2018, 05:47 Richard Hanks
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This policy helps ensure that all governors, and non-governors who are members of the governing board, receive reimbursements for any expenses where the school has derived benefit from the individual serving their governing duty. It outlines the requirements of current legislation, as well as states what governors can receive reimbursements for.  1858k v. 1 20 Jul 2018, 05:09 Richard Hanks
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This policy is used to address any complaints fairly, consistently and promptly. The fair and effective resolution of staff concerns is beneficial to harmonious working, job satisfaction, productivity and, ultimately, to the effective education of pupils. Any person, including a member of the public, is able to make a complaint about the provision of facilities or services that a school provides.  218k v. 1 8 Jun 2018, 05:48 Richard Hanks
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The policy contains preventative measures, such as hygiene protocols, immunisation schedules and animal control, alongside step-by-step actions to take when a pupil or staff member becomes unwell or an outbreak occurs. All recommended exclusion periods are provided, helping you to safeguard your school community and ensure affected staff and pupils are allowed adequate recovery time. Of course, tools to help you take action, including a 'Diarrhoea and Vomiting Outbreak Action Checklist', are included in the appendices.  295k v. 1 8 Jun 2018, 05:48 Richard Hanks
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This policy addresses fundamental considerations such as roles and responsibilities, training, first aid, fire safety, accident reporting, bomb threat procedures and more. In addition, it includes advice on manual handling, working at heights and lone working. Adopting a comprehensive policy addressing health and safety can help to minimise risks for staff, pupils and visitors.   422k v. 3 8 Jun 2018, 05:49 Richard Hanks
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Some staff are required to work by themselves, without close or direct supervision, sometimes in isolated work areas or out of office hours. Under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999, an employer has a duty of care to advise and assess risk for workers when they work by themselves in these circumstances.  267k v. 1 8 Jun 2018, 05:51 Richard Hanks
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Modern Foreign Languages Policy  92k v. 2 23 Feb 2015, 10:26 Richard Hanks
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Containing procedures to address pay for unqualified teachers, part-time teachers and leading practitioners, as well as pay scales for special educational needs and disabilities allowances, our policy will ensure that your pay system is fair, consistent and reliable. Within the appendices of this policy, the responsibilities and rights of senior leaders and teachers are outlined, as well as the criteria for applying to the upper pay range. This policy also includes a template application form to be completed when applying to be paid on the upper pay range.   479k v. 1 8 Jun 2018, 05:55 Richard Hanks
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This policy outlines procedures for addressing allegations of abuse in a fair, consistent and efficient manner, whilst ensuring the safety of all pupils.  544k v. 1 8 Jun 2018, 05:58 Richard Hanks
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DPS's policy and procedures for effectively delivering relationship and sex education, in line with DfE standards.  119k v. 1 8 Jun 2018, 06:00 Richard Hanks
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Guidelines for staff with regard to the use of force to control or restrain pupils. Adopting a policy concerning physical restraint can help to protect both staff and pupils, and provide reassurance to staff that they are taking the correct and necessary action.   251k v. 2 8 Jun 2018, 06:01 Richard Hanks
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The Designated Safeguarding Lead Officer - DSL - DHT Jason Fletcher•The Deputy Lead for Safeguarding is Katy Godfrey•Safeguarding Team: Georgina Bradley, Sarah Drazek & Lynnette Glossop•Link Governor for Safeguarding is James Kenny-Levick•Online Safety officers: Matthew Smith (Reception class teacher) and Oliver Mills (Y6 teacher)•Designated officer for Looked after Children (LAC): DHT, Jason Fletcher    14 May 2018, 03:22 Richard Hanks
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This policy is used to by school to deal with a complaint against a member of staff or the school as a whole, relating to any aspects of the school or the provision of facilities or services.Any person, including a member of the public, is able to make a complaint about the provision of facilities or services that a school provides. This policy outlines the procedure that the complainant and school must follow.  443k v. 1 8 Jun 2018, 06:08 Richard Hanks
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This policy is used by school to manage redundancy at. It addresses all aspects of the process, from selection to confirmation, helping to ensure relevant requirements are met.   404k v. 1 8 Jun 2018, 06:12 Richard Hanks
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Employees may be able to get shared Parental Leave (SPL) and Statutory Shared Parental Pay (ShPP) if they’re having a baby or adopting a child. However, there are strict guidelines in place in relation to, for example, eligibility and entitlements. This policy sets out the rights and responsibilities of both employers and employees with regards to SPL and ShPP.  330k v. 1 8 Jun 2018, 06:13 Richard Hanks
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This policy and procedures for the acceptable use of ICT in school, including sections on privacy, code of practice and email policy.   192k v. 1 8 Jun 2018, 06:15 Richard Hanks
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The internet provides a range of social media tools that create a range of opportunities, including allowing educational organisations to develop communication systems and to interact with the public. This policy is specifically for accounts created on behalf of a school, to help monitor and review social media use. It sets out the principles that pupils, staff and contractors are expected to follow when using social media on behalf of a school.   186k v. 1 8 Jun 2018, 06:15 Richard Hanks
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The law states that schools can use a surveillance, such as CCTV systems to monitor their premises, providing the system complies with the data protection legislation. The purpose of this policy is to manage and regulate the use of surveillance systems. Whether you are intending to introduce surveillance cameras or already have them, this policy will help you manage expectations and establish an appropriate framework.  59k v. 1 20 Jul 2018, 05:08 Richard Hanks
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The aim of this policy is to reduce congestion and traffic volume around the school area – minimising disturbance to our local community and helping to ensure the safety of staff, pupils and parents. It contains example policy and procedures for safer parking, traffic management, insurance arrangements and more.  327k v. 2 8 Jun 2018, 06:16 Richard Hanks
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Data Protection and how we use pupil's information  94k v. 2 20 Jul 2018, 05:36 Christine Davis