School policies cover every aspect of school life. Below are some of our most important policies for your reference.
If you want to know our policy on something that is not listed, please ask the school office.
The Education Act 1996 says that a child has special educational needs (SEN) if they have a learning difficulty which calls for special educational provision to be made for them.
Regular attendance at school is essential to ensure uninterrupted progress and to enable your child to extend their potential. We expect all children on roll to attend every day, when the school is in session, as long as they are fit and healthy enough to do so. We believe that the most important factor in promoting good attendance is the development of positive attitudes towards school and learning. For addtional information on the impact of attendance from the educational welfare officer click here.
Anti Bullying Policy
There are various types of bullying, but most have three things in common:
- It is deliberately hurtful behaviour.
- It is repeated over time.
- There is an imbalance of power, which makes it hard for those being bullied to defend themselves
If you would like to know more about Barrington C of E Primary School's Anti Bullying Policy Click on the link below
Safeguarding and Child Protection
Barrington Church of England Primary School fully recognises the responsibility it has under section 175 (Section 157 for Independent Schools and Academies) of the Education Act 2002 to have arrangements in place to safeguard and promote the welfare of children.
Barrington C of E (VC) Primary School is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all its pupils. As a school we recognise that safeguarding against radicalisation is no different from safeguarding against any other vulnerability. All staff are expected to uphold and promote the fundamental principles of British values, including democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect, and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.
In formulating this statement the Governing Body have taken account of the guidance from the Department for Education (DfE) who have called for all public bodies to make explicit their preventative measures to minimise the threat of extremism in their setting.
To down load the school policy for tackling extremism and radicalisation click on the link below.
Prevent Duty Guidance: for England and Wales
Please click on the link below to view the HM Government Prevent Duty Guidance: for England and Wales.
Guidance for specified authorities in England and Wales on the duty in the Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015 to have due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism.
Prevent Duty Guidance: for England and Wales
Our school is committed to developing a strong sense of partnership with parents/carers and other members of the local community. This provides a good basis for understanding and resolution when things appear to go wrong.
This policy describes the procedure to be followed when complaints are made by parents/carers and others about the conduct of the school or the actions of any member of staff. It is in line with the recommendations in the DfES guidance School Complaints Procedures, 2003.
Behaviour and Discipline Policy 2016
It is a primary aim of our school that every member of the school community feels valued and respected, and that each person is treated fairly and well. We are a caring community, whose values are built on mutual trust and respect for all. The school behaviour policy is therefore designed to support the way in which all members of the school can live and work together in a supportive way. It aims to promote an environment where everyone feels happy, safe and secure. To learn more Click the link below.
Charging and Remissions Policy
All education during school hours is free. We do not charge for any activity undertaken as part of the National Curriculum with the exception of individual or group music tuition. When organising school trips or visits, which enrich the curriculum and educational experience of the children, the school invites parents to contribute to the cost of the trip. All contributions are voluntary. To read more about out charging and remissions policy click on the link below.
Supporting Pupils with Medical Conditions Policy
Barrington is an inclusive community that aims to support and welcome pupils with medical conditions. We aim to provide all pupils with all medical conditions the same opportunities as others at school and achieve this by ensuring that...
Barrington Primary School is aware of the requirements of The Equalities Act (2010) and we are determined to comply with the non-discrimination provisions. Mrs Catterson attended an equalities Conference held by the local authority to ensure that the school is completely up to date with the requirements and duties set out by The Act. The teachers and a group of governors met to conduct the Equalities Review, write our new school policy and draw up our equalities objectives. For further information click below.
DDA accessibility plan 2015-2018
The 1995 disability Discrimination Act (DDA) requires schools to have an accessibility plan to improve access to education for pupils over time. We aim to increase this access by reviewing our provision in three areas:
- Increased access to the curriculum for disabled pupils
- Improving the physical environment of the school to increase access to education and associated physical services at the school
- Improve the provision of information for disabled pupils where it is provided in writing for pupils who are not disabled.
We will report our plan to parents annually, and renew our policy every three years. Financial planning will take the plan’s actions into account. Where we encounter problems we will endeavour to find a practical and sensible solution to it which involves the effective and sustainable use of resources.
Teaching and Learning
At Barrington School we believe in the concept of lifelong learning and the idea that both adults and children learn new things every day. We maintain that learning should be a rewarding and enjoyable experience for everyone; it should be fun. Through our teaching we equip children with the skills, knowledge and understanding necessary to be able to make informed choices about the important things in their lives. We believe that appropriate teaching and learning experiences help children to lead happy and rewarding lives.
The Government has changed the assessment model from 2014 and are in the process of removing the system of levels, moving towards a system of measuring against end of year standards. For 2014-15 we continued to use the old national curriculum levels as the Year 2 and Year 6 SATS remained using the levels, it also meant that we had continuity in our data for our projected 2015 Ofsted inspection and finally, it allowed us year to fully investigate the best option for our school.Click Here