The School's Policies can be downloaded by clicking on 'List of Policies'
For your convenience, we have summarised information from a few of the most important policies.
If your child is away from school for any reason, an explanatory note is required. By law, unauthorised absences and late attendance are recorded on your child’s school record.
The DCSF (Department for Children, Schools and Families) guidance on family holidays during term time states:
Parents should not take pupils on holidays during term time.
Each request for holiday absence will be considered individually, but it is only in exceptional circumstances that a holiday can be granted during term time.
If a school does not agree absence and the pupil goes on holiday, absence is unauthorised.
If parents keep a child away for longer than was agreed, any extra time is recorded as unauthorised.
Schools may delete from roll a pupil who fails to return within 10 school days of the agreed return date unless there is a good reason for the continued absence, such as illness.
Schools should only agree absence of more than 5 school days in a school year (and should not regard 5 days as the norm) in exceptional circumstances.
We encourage prompt arrival, to eliminate disruption to the class.
We are aware that some children will experience difficulties or problems, associated with learning during their school lives. In most cases difficulties are short term.
We have developed our School SEN Policy in accordance with the Code of Practice (2015), focusing on the early identification of children requiring extra support. The extra support is tailored to the child’s specific needs. Children are encouraged, with the teacher’s guidance, to set their own targets and assessment criteria. Parents are involved in planning and reviewing their child’s progress and development.
In nearly all cases extra support will be given within the class, this may involve group or individual programmes of learning, with the class teacher monitoring the progress. The SEN coordinator works closely with all members of staff. Outside agencies will be called in to offer specialist expertise when required.
The school has adopted the Suffolk County Council Policy for ‘Safeguarding Children’, a copy of which may be requested. We follow the recommended procedures where there may be issues regarding a child’s welfare and safety. Where necessary, it is our legal duty to assist other agencies with Child Protection enquiries.
Our Safeguarding Officer is Mrs M Newman and our Safeguarding Governor is Mrs S Bloom.