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— Comment on a recent parent questionnaire

 Policies & Key Information

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

If you are interested in your child attending Whitefield Schools, you can find guidance on our Admissions Process here.

You can also find information on Whitefield Schools' 


Basic information

Name Description 
Publication Scheme Sets out the information which the Academy Trust publishes and which is available via the Trust’s websites or in hard copy.
Complaints policy 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.
Whistleblowing Policy Framework to ensure concerns to be raised confidentially and investigated thoroughly and that members of staff who raise concerns receive a response.
Special Educational Needs Policy

Information about the Trust’s policy on providing for pupils with special educational needs, including an outline of the admissions process.

Health & Safety Policy Statement of general policy with respect to maintaining high standards of health and safety.
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.
Exclusion Policy The circumstances in which a student may be excluded


Teaching, Learning and Curriculum policies and guidance

Name Description

S.E.N.D Policy

This policy sets out how we meet the needs of children and young people with SEND.
Medical Policy Statement of guidance and directives  for Education and Nursing staff so that all pupils can access a broad, balanced and enriching curriculum.
Healthy Eating Policy Reflects the Academy Trust’s commitment to developing a positive healthy eating culture for the Trust community.  
Positive Behaviour Policy Policy with regard to supporting pupils to develop positive behaviour.
E-Safety Policy  Responsible and safe  use of IT resources.
Promoting 'fundamental British values'  Statement of the strategies used to promote the values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs at Whitefield Schools.
Looked After Children Policy

Statement of the Trust's approach to supporting the educational achievement of Looked After Children.


Privacy and Data Protection, including GDPR

Name Description
Data Protection Policy Sets out how Whitefield Academy Trust recognises and treats personal information data lawfully, fairly and in a transparent manner.
Privacy Notice - Pupil information How we use pupil information
Whitefield Academy 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