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, or paper copies of any documents please ask the school office. For details of our use of the Pupil Premium Grant and Sports Premium Funding, please click on the Statutory Information tab above.
Policies address the practical implications of how to achieve the school's vision and are a key means of ensuring that agreed values underpin day-to-day decisions and actions in our school. They are concerned with key processes within school and are about interactions between school, pupils, parents and community. They are about ensuring highly effective teaching and learning, about safety and about basic human rights.
All policies at The Leys are intended to guide the work of the Head Teacher and the staff to provide a framework for the smooth functioning of our school based on a shared understanding of the school's strategic plan and vision.
We have 3 categories of Policy:
Statutory - covering major strategic areas required by law, as stated by the Government's Statutory Policies for Schools document (November 2019)
Discretionary - additional policies covering additional areas, not required by law.
Curriculum - policies on specific subject areas of the curriculum. These are all discretionary.
Our policies are reviewed annually or bi-annually in accordance to our 'review of statutory policies and document' and each policy is 'owned' jointly by a member of staff and the Leadership Team or a Governor, and ratified by the Governing Body.
Our Statutory policies can be seen below and some of our most important discretionary policies are also shared on this page.
At the Leys we work hard to maintain an environment where children are safe and secure. We have the highest expectations of staff, governors and volunteers to adhere to important policies and guidance to protect pupils at all times.
All suspicions and allegations of abuse will be taken seriously and responded to swiftly
The welfare of every child remains paramount
All children have the right to be protected from harm
All staff and volunteers working at the school have a responsibility to report concerns to the designated member of staff
We have clear staff recruitment and selection procedures, ensuring that all staff (including volunteers) who have unsupervised access to children, have been appropriately checked for their suitability through the Disclosure Barring Check.
Children know that they can approach any of the adults in school if they are worried and that they will receive a consistent supportive response.
The curriculum is designed to ensure there are opportunities for children to develop the skills they need to recognise and stay safe from abuse. At the Leys we offer a safe and nurturing environment free from discrimination where children can learn and develop happily.
The persons in our school responsible for child protection are:
- Sally Clibbon DSL (Family Worker)
- Davinder Khangura (HT)
- Alison Barr (DHT)