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    Policies & Key Information 

    These pages contain all of the policies and key information relevant to Joseph Clarke School. If you are looking for Academy-wide information, you can find it here

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    We regularly review our policies to make sure that we continue to; 

    • promote equality of opportunity
    • actively value diversity
    • eliminate discrimination and harassment
    • provide an inclusive education which enables all children and young people to develop their full potential
    • meet the requirements of the Equality Act 2010 and the protected characteristics therein.

    Basic information

    Name Description 

    Staff code of conduct

    Clear guidance on the standards of behaviour all Academy staff are expected to observe

    Complaints procedures The process of making a complaint and who to contact.
    Safeguarding Policy Statement of policy for safeguarding and promoting welfare of pupils at the school.
    Charging and Remissions policy Sets out our policy on the charges made for activities, and the circumstances under which voluntary contributions will be requested from parents.
    Attendance Policy How the Trust works with parents to minimise with absences and a description of procedures.
    Exclusion Policy Sets out the circumstances in which a decision to exclude a student may be taken.
     Health and Safety Policy How we maintain high standards of health and safety across the Academy

    International Policy 

    Overview on how international and global content is explored and taught across the three schools
    Risk Management Policy  This document explains the roles and responsibilities for risk management across the trust and how risk is managed

    Teaching, Learning and Curriculum policies and guidance

    Name Description
    Covid 19 – Supported Home Learning Arrangements for supporting home learning when pupils are unable to attend school
    S.E.N.D Policy This policy sets out how we meet the needs of children and young people with SEND.
    Medical  Guidance  How the Academy looks after the medical and health care needs of children and young people so that they can access a broad, balanced and enriching curriculum.
    Positive Behaviour Policy Policy with regard to supporting pupils to develop positive behaviour.
    E-Safety Policy Responsible and safe use of IT resources.
    PHSE Policy Defines the school’s ethos and approach regarding Personal, Social, Health and Economic education including a a clear framework for teaching and  protocols to follow.

    Privacy and Data Protection including GDPR

    Name Description
    Data Protection Policy Sets out how Whitefield Academy Trust recognizes and treats personal information data lawfully, fairly and in a transparent manner.
    Privacy Notice - Pupil information How we use pupil information.
     Records Retention Schedule Describes the time periods for which records should be retained by the Academy in order to comply with operational and legal requirements.