Brighton Hill Community School

School Policies 2016- 2017 - All Statutory Policies

Information & Policies

This document contains all the current statutory school policies.

Please note: School Policies are being constantly reviewed and updated.

1 Accessibility Plan
2 Admissions Policy 2016-17 & 2017-18 & 2018-19
3 Behaviour Management and Behaviour principles written statement
4 Charging and Remission
5a Child Protection Policy
5b Safeguarding Policy
6 Complaints Procedure
7 Data Protection
8 Freedom of Information Publication Scheme
9 Governors’ Allowances Policy
10 Health and Safety; Administration of Medicine; First Aid & Supporting Students with Medical Conditions
11 Home School Agreement
12 Instruments of Governance
13 Performance Management (Teacher Appraisal) including Capability of staff
14 Whistleblowing – Procedures for Protected Disclosure
15 Sex and Relationship Education
16 Single Equality Statement, Information and Objectives
17 Special Educational Needs
18 Pay Policy
19 Year 6 student Transfer
20 Anti-Bullying
21 Assessment and Marking & Controlled Assessment
22 Attendance
23 e-mail policy
24 Emergency Closure Plan
25 Examination Procedures
26 Finance
27 Homework
28 ICT and Internet use
29 Inclusion and External Student Support Agencies
30 Information Sharing and Confidentiality
31 Internet Policy
32 Intimate Care
33 Learning and Teaching
34 Literacy, Numeracy and Communication
35 Staff Absence & Cover Policy
36 Off-site Activities
37 Physical Intervention
38 Security
39 Staff Dress Code
40 Staff Training, Induction and Development and CPD, ITT
41 Uniform
42. Spiritual, Moral, Social & Cultural Policy
43. Social Media Policy
44. Whole School Food Policy

44. Whole School Food Policy

School name: Brighton Hill Community School Date: 29 March 2017 Date of next review: April 2019 (This document is freely available to the entire school community. It has also been made available in the school newsletter, website and prospectus). 1 RATIONALE As a school, we h...

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5b. Safeguarding Policy

This policy should be read in conjunction with the school’s Child Protection Policy Policy Statement Safeguarding determines the actions that we take to keep children safe and protect them from harm in all aspects of their school life. As a school we are committed to safeguarding and pr...

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43. Social Media Policy

1. Context This document should be read in conjunction with information contained in the  Policy on Staff Acceptable Use of ICT and on the County Council’s “E-safety in Hampshire” webpage at www.hants.gov.uk/esafety, together with the Council’s “Guidance ...

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42. Spiritual, Moral, Social & Cultural Policy

Overview Brighton Hill Community School understands the importance that a student’s spiritual, moral, social and cultural development plays in their ability to learn and thrive. We ensure that our school ethos, curriculum, and inclusion provision allows students to enjoy and reflect on their...

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19. Year 6 Student Transfer

Objective -To ensure the smooth and effective transfer of Year 6 students into Year 7 at the School This policy applies to all staff.The lead manager for the application and monitoring of this policy is the Assistant Headteacher who oversees ‘Transition’ and ‘Inclusion’ The...

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14. Whistleblowing – Procedures for Protected Disclosure

School Governing BodiesPublic Interest Disclosure Act 1998 IntroductionThis procedure has been designed to operate in accordance with the provisions of the Public Interest Disclosure Act 1998 (as amended), which gives protection to people who disclose reasonable concerns about serious misconduct or...

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41. Uniform Policy

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40. Staff Training, Induction and Development

Objective - To provide a coherent programme of staff training and development consistent with the needs of the School and the development of individual staff. This policy applies to all staff. The lead manager for this policy is the Assistant Headteacher 1. The Assistant Headteacher wil...

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39. Staff Dress Code

These guidelines and expectations for staff dress and appearance are intended to strike a balance between individual choice and the need to maintain role-sensitive high standards in dress and appearance. A high standard of dress and overall appearance of staff is important because clearly we should ...

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38. Security Policy

Policy StatementThe Governors recognise and accept their responsibilities to provide a safe and secure environment for students, staff or visitors to Brighton Hill Community School.  The premise security procedures will operate within the framework described in this policy. The responsible man...

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37. Physical Intervention

Objective:To establish a clear practical definition of restrictive physical intervention and to ensure a common understanding amongst staff, students and parents/guardians of students of the School.Definition:  Restrictive physical intervention is when a member of staff uses force intentionally...

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36. Off-Site Activities

Scope This policy covers all offsite activities, and aims to ensure such activities enrich students’ learning, but without unduly disrupting the timetabled educational programme.  It also aims to ensure that such activities are planned and led effectively and professionally.  The he...

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35. Staff Absence and Cover Policy

Purpose and background The purposes of this policy is to ensure consistent practice in granting leave of absence to staff members within a framework which respects family and other personal commitments and supports a healthy work life balance. It applies to all employees of the school with respect ...

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34. Literacy, Mathematics and Communication (LMC) Across The Curriculum

This policy applies to all staffRelated policies and documents: Learning & Teaching ; Assessment & Marking; Homework;  Tutor Time; Special Educational Needs & DisabilitiesThe Assistant Headteacher with specific responsibility for learning and teaching oversees the application and mo...

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33. Learning and Teaching

Philosophy - Teachers and students will have high expectations, be prepared to take educational risks and explore the ‘best’ way to learn and enjoy learning to bring about at least expected progress. Teachers and students should be aspirational, committed, motivated and take responsibili...

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32. Intimate Care

Brighton Hill Community School is an inclusive comprehensive school and is committed to meeting the needs of all of the students. It takes seriously its responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of the students in its care. Definition:Intimate care can be defined as any care which involve...

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31. Internet Policy

Policy StatementBrighton Hill Community School will ensure that all users of the Schools provided internet facilities are aware of the acceptable use of these facilities. PurposeThis Policy document tells you how you should use your School internet facility. It outlines your personnel responsibilit...

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30. Information Sharing and Confidentiality

Objective – To ensure that all staff have a common understanding of information sharing and confidentiality when working with young people, their parents / guardians and fellow professionals.This policy applies to all school staff and adults working with students on behalf of the school.The le...

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29. Inclusion and External Student Support Agencies

Objective:To ensure that additional ‘external’ support and guidance is available to students at relevant points of their educational development thus enabling them to access specialist support when and where necessary. THIS POLICY APPLIES TO ALL STAFF, in particular Leadership Team, Hea...

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28. ICT (Information Communications Technology)

Objective: To ensure that students become autonomous users of ICT. To enable students to effectively use ICT tools and information sources to analyse, process and present information and to model, measure and control external events. To ensure that all users of the Schools ICT facilities are aw...

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27. Homework

Scope Homework is essential to students’ progression, and seeks to consolidate, complement and extend learning taking place in school.  Teachers’ Standard 4c states that teachers should “set homework and plan other out-of-class activities to consolidate and extend the knowled...

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26. Finance Policy

ObjectiveThis policy complements the County Council’s Manual of Financial Practice and Procedure 1996 (hereafter referred to as the Manual) to clarify operational responsibility.This policy does not repeat requirements already set out in ratified policy or the Manual and adheres to the School ...

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25. Examination Procedures

Appeals Policy and Procedures  Assessment Policy and ProceduresMalpractice Policy and ProceduresRegistration and Certification and ProceduresInternal Verification Policy and Procedures Appeals PolicyAim: To enable the learner to enquire, question or appeal against an assessment decision. To at...

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24. Emergency Closure Plan

1. IntroductionThe decision to close is a local management one made by the Headteacher in consultation with the Chair of Governors.  Decisions should be based on a risk assessment, taking into consideration the conditions at the School and the health and safety of students and the staff.An emer...

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23. E-mail Policy

Scope This policy covers all e-mail systems and facilities that are provided by Brighton Hill Community School for the purpose of conducting and supporting official business activity through the Schools network infrastructure and all stand alone and portable computer devices. This policy is intend...

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22. Attendance

School attendance is subject to various Education laws and this school attendance policy is written to reflect these laws and the guidance produced by the Department for Education.This policy is linked to the following legislation: 1. The Education Act 1996 Part 1, Section 7. This states that...

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21. Assessment and Marking

Assessment and formative feedback are at the heart of every scheme of work, and a highly effective tool in aiding student progress. The purpose of the Assessment Policy is to provide a framework in which to provide written feedback to students, to allow students to respond directly to that written ...

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20. Anti-Bullying

Anti – Bullying Policy and the School’s Response to Bullying The policy has been reviewed and revised in light of a range of national documents:  Preventing and Tackling Bullying – DfE October 2014 Using Technology & Teachers and Technology Checklist – childnet...

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18. Pay policy

 Teachers Pay policy...

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16. Single Equality Statement, Information and Objectives

Single Equality Statement (SES) 1. IntroductionWe welcome the equality duties on schools. We believe that all students and members of staff should have the opportunity to fulfil their potential whatever their background, identity and circumstance. We are committed to creating a community that recog...

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17. Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND)

Part 1: PrinciplesBrighton Hill Community School is an inclusive mainstream comprehensive school and is committed to meeting the needs of all of the students. 1.2 Objectives: To meet the requirements of the Education Act (1966), The Special Educational Needs (SEN) & Disability Act (2001) and...

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15. Sex and Relationship Education

Scope Brighton Hill Community School is committed to developing the attitudes and values of students, which influence healthy choices and promote healthy patterns of behaviour.  Sex and relationship education forms part of the Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) programme, which enabl...

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13. Performance Management

13. Performance Management Part 1: Performance Management Policy Part 2: Capability Procedure IntroductionThis policy and procedure has been consulted upon with the recognised trade unions and professional associations for Hampshire maintained schools.  Where Hampshire maintained schools wish...

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12. Instuments of Goverance

INSTRUMENT OF GOVERNMENT (Variation) 1. The name of the school is Brighton Hill Community School 2. The school is a community school 3. The name of the governing body is “The governing body of Brighton Hill Community School” 4. The governing body shall consist o...

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11. Home School Agreement

We place the greatest importance on the home/School partnership in order to secure the success of every student.  This means maintaining good communication and proactively promoting student learning.As a student, to give myself and others the best possible chances of learning at BHCS, I will: ...

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10. Health and Safety - Including Administration of Medicine, First Aid & Supporting Students with Medical Conditions

Statement of IntentIt is our policy to carry out our activities in such a way as to ensure so far as is reasonably practicable, the health, safety and welfare of our employees and all persons likely to be affected by our activities including the general public where appropriate.  We will co-ope...

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9. Governors Allowances Policy

Expenses may be claimed by any Governor of the school in accordance with this policy and the School Governance (Roles, Procedures and Allowances) (England) Regulations 2013.  Only expenses incurred in the performance of a member’s duties as a Governor are eligible. Eligible Expenses T...

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8. Freedom of Information Publication Scheme

Publication scheme on information available under the Freedom of Information Act 2000The Governing Body is responsible for maintenance of this scheme. 1. Introduction: What A Publication Scheme Is And Why It Has Been DevelopedOne of the aims of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (which is referred...

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7. Data Protection

Brighton Hill Community School collects and uses personal information (referred to in the Data Protection Act as personal data) about staff, pupils, parents and other individuals who come into contact with the school. This information is gathered in order to enable the provision of education and oth...

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6. Complaints Procedure

INTRODUCTION This policy has been compiled in line with DfE guidance, Best Practice Advice for School Complaints Procedures 2016 Departmental advice for maintained schools, maintained nursery schools and local authorities January 2016. In accordance with Section 29 of the Education Act 2002, all lo...

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5a. Child Protection Policy

Policy Statement We recognise our moral and statutory responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of all children. We make every effort to provide a safe and welcoming environment underpinned by a culture of openness where both children and adults feel secure, able to talk and believe tha...

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4. Charging and Remission Policy

IntroductionThis Charging Policy has been compiled in line with DfE requirements (and charging for school activities departmental advice for governing bodies, school leaders, school staff and local authorities October 2014) and in accordance with s457 of the Education Act, 1996 General principles/g...

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3. Behaviour Management Policy

This Policy applies to all teaching staff. Related policies and documents: Learning & Teaching; Anti-bullying and the school’s response to bullying, including cyber-bullying; Single Equality; Physical intervention policy; Special Educational Needs and Disabilities; Use of the internet; Un...

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2. Admissions Policy

Admissions Policy 2017 – 2018Admissions Policy 2018 – 2019     Admissions Policy 2016 – 2017 This policy will apply to all admissions from 1 September 2016, including in-year admissions. It will be used during 2016-17 for allocating places for September 2017 as part o...

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1. Accessibility Plan

IntroductionThis plan is drawn up in accordance with the planning duty in the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA 1995), as amended by the SEN and Disability Act 2001; it requires all schools to plan to increase, over time, accessibility for disabled students.  It is based upon DfES guidance Jul...

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What to do if you have a concern or a complaint?

We hope that most concerns or complaints can be swiftly resolved and want to assure you that every reasonable effort will be made to alleviate your worries. Informal routeIf you have a concern about your child, your first point of call should be your child’s tutor or Head of Year. If your con...

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