Vine Schools Trust Policies
Admissions Policy 2022 23
Best Value Statement
Capital and Reserves Policy
Charging, Refunds and Remissions Policy
Children Missing their Education owing to Health Needs
Cover and PPA Policy
Data Protection Policy Statement
Debt Management Policy
Declaration of Business Interests
Definition of Disability under the Equality Act 2010 Guidance
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Educational Visits Policy
Equality and Diversity Policy
First Aid in Schools Policy
Flexible Working Policy
Gifts and Hospitality Policy
Governance Code of Conduct
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)
Lockdown Procedure Guidance
Lone Working Policy
Parent and Carer Code of Conduct Policy
Performance Management Procedure
Positive Handling Policy
Pupil Premium Policy
Redundancy and Restructuring Policy
Relationship, Health & Sex Education Policy
Remote Learning Policy
Retention Schedule Policy Summer 21
Safeguarding and Child Protection Procedures
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
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 one of our safeguarding team: Dr. Emmanuel (Interim Headteacher and Designated Safeguarding Lead); 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), in person, via telephone or via email.
If you have any safeguarding issues, but would prefer not to speak to the Headteacher, please contact Mrs McIver at the school Office, or the Chair of Governors, via email@example.com
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.
For further information please read our Child Protection policy or contact one of our safeguarding team.
Child Protection Policy 2022
Code of Conduct
Essex Safeguarding Children’s Board (ESCB)
Keeping children safe in education 2022
SET Safeguarding and Child Protection Procedures
Dealing with Safeguarding Allegations Against Adults in School 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/
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