Leven CE (VC) Primary School

Enriching Life through Learning

What are policies?

A policy is a deliberate plan of action to guide decisions and achieve rational outcome(s). Policy differs from rules or law. While law can compel or prohibit behaviours (e.g. a law requiring the payment of taxes on income) policy guides actions toward those that are most likely to achieve a desired outcome.


Why do we have policies?

Policies help members of the school community to make decisions based on a shared set of values and understanding. They should eliminate inconsistent and bad decision making. They guide the way in which members of staff undertake their professional duties.


Who monitors our policies?

The Governing body is responsible for adopting and monitoring school policies.

 
Who writes our policies? 

Some policies are Local Authority policies that we adopt. Usually, these are to do with issues such as employment law or child protection. Other policies are written in consultation with relevant groups of stakeholders. For example, our Good Behaviour policy was written in consultation with pupils, staff, governors and parents.


How often are policies reviewed?

This depends on the policy. (All review dates are listed in Policy Vol1,2 & 3 PDF files on the right of this page). The following policies are reviewed by the Governing Body annually;

  • Charges and Remissions
  • Child Protection
  • Curriculum
  • Finance
  • Freedom of Information
  • Governor's Expenses
  • Pay Policy
  • Prospectus
  • Register of Business Interests
  • School Profile
  • Special Educational Needs
  • Target Setting

Other policies are reviewed on a longer cycle.

Policies that are due for major revisions in 2014/15, due to changes in the law, are;

  • Child Protection
  • Special Educational Needs
  • Curriculum


Which policies do we have?

We currently have three files of policies and the naming system for the policies reflects this. For example "220 Good Behaviour" means that the Good Behaviour policy is policy number 20 in policy file 2.

 

Policy File 1
 
Policy File 2
 
Policy File 3
 
Literacy
1
Continuing Professional Development
1
Worship
1
Numeracy
2
Employee Development Review
2
Homework
2
Science
3
Performance Management
3
Educational Visits
3
Design & Technology
4
Pay
4
Volunteer Helpers in School
4
RE
5
Attendance at work
5
Parental Involvement
5
History
6
Redundancy
6
Drugs
6
Geography
7
Health, Safety & Welfare
7
Governors' School Visits
7
Music
8
Equal opportunities
8
Teaching Assistants
8
Arts
9
Race Equality
9
Induction
9
Modern Foreign Languages
10
Disability Equality Scheme
10
Charges and Remissions
10
PE
Physical Activity
11
Special Educational Needs
11
School Complaints Procedure
11
PSHCE
12
English as an Additional Language
12
Trainee Teachers
12
ICT
13
Assessment for Learning
13
Attendance & Attendance at Work
13
Sex & Relationships
14
Inclusion
14
Freedom of Information
14
Curriculum
15
Gifted & Talented
15
Home School
15
Foundation Stage
16
Child Protection
16
School Evaluation & Improvement
16
Marking
Planning
17
Internet Use
17
Financial Management
17
Recording & Reporting
18
Website
18
Best Value Statement 2010
18
Teaching & Learning
19
Data Protection
Fair Processing Notice
19
 Medical Conditions Policy 2016  
Outdoor Learning
20
Good Behaviour
20
   

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