WORKING FOR OUR CHILDREN

Our Policies

Anti-Bullying

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.

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Attendance

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.

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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;

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British Values Statement

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Charging Policy

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Child Protection / Safeguarding

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:

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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 inour 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.

Concerns

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 a Complaints Form

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

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Covid-19 Behaviour Policy

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Covid-19 Risk Assessment

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Equalities Policy

Spire Junior School is an inclusive school where we focus on the well-being and progress of every child and where all members of our community are of equal worth. 

We believe that the Equality Act provides a framework to support our commitment to valuing diversity, tackling discrimination, promoting equality and fostering good relationships between people. It also ensures that we continue to tackle issues of disadvantage and underachievement of different groups. 

Click on the link for our Equality Statement 2020-2022 

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GDPR

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


Home Learning


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.

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Music Policy

At Spire Junior School we believe music plays an important part in the life of the school community involving all staff and children. We believe that music brings an immense range of benefits to children’s learning and overall development. We aim for children to gain a wide variety of musical experiences through assemblies, celebrations, performances, visits from outside musicians, visits to musical events, as well as through regular class music lessons.

Music is taught at Spire Junior School following the programme of study within the 2014 National Curriculum.

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PSHE Policy

Personal, Social, Health and Economic education (PSHE) is concerned with the acquisition of knowledge, skills and attributes children need to keep themselves healthy and safe and to prepare them for life and work in modern Britain (DCC ‘PSHE Matters’).

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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.


RSE Policy

At Spire Junior School we believe that effective Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) is essential for young people to make responsible and well informed decisions about their lives. The RSE programme is integrated as part of the PSHE curriculum (see separate PSHE policy) and is delivered as such that it meets the National Healthy Schools Standard. This school policy is in line with current regulations from the Department of Education (DfE) on Relationships Education, Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) and Health Education (Feb 2019). 

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Remote Learning - a guide for parents

Please read our Remote Learning — a guide for parents to confirm our remote learning offer for our children. 

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Remote Learning Policy

Our remote learning policy informs all stakeholders of our expectations, support and systems in place regarding home learning. 

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SEND Policy

This policy complies with the statutory requirements laid out in the SEND Code of Practice 0-25 June 2014.

Spire Junior School aims to enable pupils with Special Educational Needs and/ or Disabilities to benefit as fully as possible from their education. We aim to provide Special Educational Needs pupils with their entitlement of access to the full life that this school can offer, ensuring equality of opportunities with the broad, general academic and social curriculum of the school, whilst mindful of the fact that provision must also be made for the more specific individual need. The SEND policy is set within a caring environment, based upon collective responsibility, with an S.E.N. Co-ordinator to oversee the day to day running of the policy. The co-ordination of provision will be overseen by this co-ordinator in consultation with the Senior Leadership team. 

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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.


Attendance

We've achieved...

96.77%

Our target was...

96%

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Ofsted

The school was inspected by Ofsted in March 2017. The school continues to be rated as a good school.

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