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Vine Schools Trust Policies

Admissions Policy 2022 23

Bereavement Policy

Best Value Statement

Capability Procedure

Capital and Reserves Policy

Charging, Refunds and Remissions Policy

Children Missing their Education owing to Health Needs

Complaints policy 

Cover and PPA Policy

Debt Management Policy

Declaration of Business Interests

Definition of Disability under the Equality Act 2010 Guidance

ECT Policy

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Educational Visits Policy

Equality and Diversity Policy

E-Safety Policy

Suspension and Exclusion Policy

First Aid in Schools Policy

Flexible Working Policy 

Gifts and Hospitality Policy

Governance Code of Conduct

Grievance Procedure

Health and Safety Policy 

Healthy Lunchbox, Snack and Water Policy 

Inclusion and Equal Opportunities in Learning Policy

Information, Consultation & Facilities Agreement 

Internal Communications Policy

Intimate Care Policy

Local Governments Pension Scheme Discretions

Leave of Absence Policy (staff)

Lettings Policy

Lockdown Procedure Guidance

Lone Working Policy

Nolan Principles

Parent and Carer Code of Conduct Policy

Pay Policy

Performance Management Procedure

Positive Handling Policy

Pupil Premium Policy 

RE Policy

Recruitment Policy

Redundancy and Restructuring Policy

Relationship, Health & Sex Education Policy

Remote Learning Policy

Retention Schedule Policy Summer 21

Safeguarding and Child Protection Procedures

Safeguarding Adults

School Improvement Policy

Sickness Absence Management Policy

Social Media Policy

South Essex HUB PSHE including Relationships and Sex Ed Policy

SMSC and British Values Policy

Staff Wellbeing Policy

Student Going Missing or Absconding Policy

Uniform Policy

Worship Policy

Our Annual Report and Financial Statements are available on the Vine Schools Trust Website.  Please click here for further information.

Ofsted Report – Section 8 – July 2019

Vine External Review – May 2019

Challenge Partners Review Report May 2018

Ofsted Report January 2015

Outstanding SIAMS report November 2015

School Performance Tables

We work hard to ensure our children are safe in school and out of school.

If anyone, any adult or any child, has any safeguarding concerns, including any related to radicalisation, they are encouraged to contact our Headteacher and Designated Safeguarding Lead in the first instance, Dr. Emmanuel, in person, via telephone or via email.

You can also contact one of our Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads: Mrs Lonsdale (Deputy Headteacher and Deputy Safeguarding Lead); Mrs Henshaw (EYFS/Y1 Lead and Deputy Safeguarding Lead) or Miss Parry (UKS2 Lead and Deputy Safeguarding Lead) via the school office.

If you have any safeguarding concerns, but would prefer not to speak to the Headteacher, please contact the Chair of Governors, via the school office.

You can contact any of our Designated Safeguarding Leads and our Chair of Governors via the school office on admin.stmargarets@dcvst.org. Indicate that you have a safeguarding concern and who it is that you would like to contact, and your concern will be directed to the relevant person to follow up with you.

If we have reasonable cause for concern that a child may be at risk of significant harm, we will refer to Social Care for advice. This referral can be made with or without us informing parents or carers.

For further information, please read our Child Protection Policy or contact one of our safeguarding team.

Attendance Policy 2023
Code of Conduct 
Essex Safeguarding Children’s Board (ESCB)
SET Safeguarding and Child Protection Procedures
Dealing with Safeguarding Allegations Against Adults in School Policy

Whistleblowing Policy

At the heart of the work of every primary school class is a continuous cycle of planning, teaching and assessment which takes account of the wide range of abilities, aptitudes and interests of the children. The majority of children will learn and progress within these arrangements. Those children whose overall attainments and achievement in specific subjects fall significantly outside the expected range may have Special Educational Needs (SEN).

For children who have a specific learning difficulty or a disability, our Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) policy outlines the educational support we provide.

If a teacher notices a pupil experiencing difficulties with their learning they will seek guidance from the school Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Co-ordinator (SENDCo). Advice will be given, which may include alternate strategies to support the pupils learning. Both class teacher and SENDCo will hold a meeting with parents to discuss next steps which could include:

  • Advise parents to make an appointment to see the GP
  • Referral to the Speech and Language Therapist service
  • Referral to the Specialist Teacher Team
  • Referral to Educational Psychologist service
  • Referral to EWMHS (Emotional Welfare and Mental Health Services)

When a child is placed on the Special Educational Needs register, consultation with parents will continue through:

  • Parent consultation day.
  • One Plan meetings at least twice a year, working alongside pupils, parents and sometimes specialist agencies to set specific targets that work towards achieving a long-term goal.
  • For pupils with a Statement/ Education Health Care plan (EHC Plan) Annual Review meetings.

The SEND Code of Practice 2014 states that  Local Authorities MUST publish a Local Offer, setting out in one place information about provision they expect to be available across education, health and social care for CYP in their area who have SEN or are disabled, including those who do not have EHC plans.

The Essex SEND Local offer can be accessed at: http://www.essexlocaloffer.org.uk/

Accessibility Plan 2022-23

SEND Policy 

September 2022 Arrangements

SAMPLE POLICY

SAMPLE POLICY

Bug Club Troubleshooting Guide

Be Kind Online

Supporting Children’s Mental Health

What Parents Need to Know About Houseparty

What Parents Need to Know About Minecraft

From Online Gaming to Online Gambling

Online Safety Tips for Children

What Parents Need to Know About Screen Addiction

What Parents Need to Know About TikTok

8 Things Parents Need to Know About YouTube Kids

Our GDPR regulations are part of the Vine Schools Trust policies.  Please click here for further information.