Spire Junior School


Below you can find a list of our key  policies. For a list of all other policies please see attached document.

Available Policies

These policies are available in the school office.



We are committed to providing a caring, friendly, and safe environment for all of our pupils so they can learn in a relaxed and secure atmosphere. Bullying of any kind is unacceptable at our school. If bullying does occur, all pupils should be able to tell and know that incidents will be dealt with promptly and effectively. We are a telling school. Anyone who knows that bullying is happening is expected to tell the staff.

You can download a copy of this policy here.


Our Attendance target for this year is 95%. It is vital that children attend school regularly and consistently to ensure they make progress. Please see the enclosed documents on the importance of high attendance.

You can download a copy of this policy here.

Behaviour Policy

This policy links into the following school aims:

  • To enable children to develop self-discipline and social skills through cooperating, sharing and working together;
  • To value and respect each child as an individual and to encourage children to be caring, considerate, honest and polite with each other.
  • To give all children access to a curriculum that is appropriate to their individual needs, removing barriers to learning and promoting inclusion;

You can download a copy of this policy here.

British Values Statement

You can download a copy of our British Values Statement here.

Charging Policy

You can download a copy of this policy here.

Child Protection / Safeguarding

You can download copy of this policy here.

A safeguarding policy stating how we will continue our child protection and safeguarding duties during COVID-19 school closure can be found here

Other useful documents:

Complaints Policy


Partnership Working

Working together with parents and carers to ensure that all children make the best possible progress is essential and is at the heart of what we do in our school. We acknowledge that it is vitally important that school and home work together as partners. We believe that children only get one chance at education. We assume by sending your child to our school that you will support us in all areas of their education, physically, socially, emotionally and academically.



We understand however, there may be times during your child’s school life when you wish to discuss concerns regarding their education. As a listening school we have an ‘open door’ policy and would expect parents and carers to come to talk to us. Initially concerns should be relayed to the class teacher who knows your child best in school. Then, if your concern is not satisfactorily resolved, issues should be taken to the Headteacher or another senior member of staff.


Complaints Procedure

In most cases complaints are successfully resolved informally through discussions with class teachers and the Headteacher. It is anticipated that most concerns will be handled without the need for formal procedures. We acknowledge however that at this point, some concerns may still not be fully resolved. In such circumstances if you feel this is the case for your child, this guide outlines the formal school complaints procedure.


Click on the link to download the Complaints Policy

Click on the link to download a Complaints Form

Click on the link to download our Complaints Procedure - A pocket guide for parents and carers

Covid-19 Behaviour Policy


Please click here to see a copy of our updated Covid-19 Behaviour Policy. 

Covid-19 Risk Assessment

Please find our most recent Risk Assessment regarding Covid-19 here

Equality & Diversity Statement

Equality & Diversity Statement

You can find a copy of our statement here.


GDPR - As a school we work hard to ensure we are GDPR compliant.

Please click on the links below to see the appropriate document:

Data Protection Policy

Pupil and Parent Privacy notice

Workforce Privacy notice

Homework Policy

Homework is an important part of the school curriculum for all pupils. At Spire Junior School homework is given for the following reasons:

  • To consolidate and reinforce skills and understanding, particularly in literacy and numeracy.
  • To encourage self-discipline and personal organisation.
  • To extend school learning.
  • To allow parents direct involvement in their child’s learning.


You can find a copy of our updated Homework Policy here

Privacy Notice for Parents / Carers


Following the implementation of GDPR, we have written a Privacy Notice for parents / carers so we can be transparent and share with you how we use our data. 

You can find a copy of our Privacy Notice here


Should I send my child to school?

We are receiving many phone calls each day from concerned parents about whether they should send their children to school. Please click here to see the flow chart we have put together to help you decide. 



GDPR policies


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    Derby Road
    Derbyshire, S40 2EN
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