This policy is written mainly with students in mind but the policy equally applies to every member of the school community.
Sexey’s follows the Local Authority Code of Practice to address attendance.
This policy sets out the framework for a clear and consistent assessment of the overall performance of teachers, including the Headteacher, and for supporting their development.
Supervision is a formal and recorded process through which the professional actions of staff are examined and regularly reviewed.
To ensure that assessment methodology is valid, reliable and does not disadvantage or advantage any group of learners or individuals.
To ensure that the assessment procedure is open, fair and free from bias and to national standards.
To ensure that there is accurate and detailed recording of assessment decisions.
Through this policy students can be encouraged to engage, be motivated, raise their aspirations and achieve their potential. Sexey’s School seeks to help all students take their place as suitably qualified and responsible adults within society.
This policy is used to deal with poor performance and applies to all support staff regardless of length of service. It does not apply to teachers, agency workers or self-employed contractors.
Sexey’s School is an inclusive community that aims to support and welcome students with medical conditions, providing them with the same opportunities as others at the school.
All children, regardless of their circumstances are entitled to a full time education which is suitable to their age, ability, aptitude and any special educational needs they may have.
Collective Worship is an area of Sexey’s School life which draws most strongly on its Christian foundation and the creativity of its staff and students and is strongly rooted in the tenets of the Christian faith. It is one of the means whereby Christian values and principles may be reflected and affirmed.
The Governing Body of Sexey’s School recognises its responsibility to promote community cohesion and shares its commitment with the whole school community.
This policy applies to any matter which has been raised with the Academy by parents of pupils as a matter of concern but which has not been capable of resolution informally and which the complainant or the Academy considers should be dealt with on a formal basis.
Critical Incidents Policy
A critical incident is an abnormal, unpredictable or unforeseen situation, which is beyond the scope of the everyday operation of the school.
This policy has been developed with the school’s Christian values and principles, as a Church of England Academy.
Drug misuse is a major threat to individuals, families and the wider community. Young people are influenced by their parents, youth culture, the media, their peers and others. Education can play a key role in ensuring that young people know the risks of drug taking and have the knowledge and skills to resist. Schools have a responsibility to consider their response to drug misuse, working in partnership with health and social services, the police and other agencies.
This policy details how the centre deals with an emergency evacuation by defining staff roles and responsibilities and confirming the emergency evacuation procedure.
No member of the school shall suffer unfair discrimination on the basis of age; disability; gender reassignment; marriage and civil partnership; pregnancy and maternity; race; religion or belief; sex; sexual orientation.
This policy outlines the commitment of the staff, students and governors of Sexey’s School to ensure that equality of opportunity is available to all members of the school community.
Sexey’s School Exams Policy.
The Health and Safety at Work Act, 1974 and Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992 requires that the Governing Body of Sexey’s School provides a safe and healthy place of work and working environment for all its employees, for the pupils who attend the school and for all other people who come onto the premises.
Careers education and guidance prepares students for the choices and transitions affecting their future and life as adults.
When a child goes missing or runs away they are at risk. Safeguarding children therefore includes protecting them from this risk.
Children’s safety is maintained as the highest priority at all times both on and off the premises. In the unlikely event of a student going missing, our missing student procedure is followed.
This policy is based on the Department for Education’s statutory safeguarding guidance, Keeping Children Safe in Education 2018, and its advice for schools on preventing and tackling bullying and searching, screening and confiscation. It also refers to the Department’s guidance on protecting children from radicalisation.
This policy sets out the specific circumstances in which a teacher or other adult authorised by the Head Teacher may use “reasonable force” to control or restrain students.
Protecting children from the risk of radicalisation is part of our wider safeguarding duties.
This policy has been developed with the school’s Christian values and principles as a Church of England School, at its foundation. Sexey’s School is a socially inclusive boarding and day school for boys and girls. As a school we reflect the range of differences that exist within society. Such differences provide a range of experiences, exchanges and learning for all.
Sexey’s delivers Religious Education (RE) in line with the Somerset Locally Agreed Syllabus. Sexey’s recognises the education value of Religious Education in the school curriculum. Sexey’s also recognises the excellent contribution RE makes to Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural (SMSC) development across the school.
1. Support all colleagues in implementing consistent high quality teaching.
2. Ensure all students experience consistent high quality learning.
3. Identify and share good practice.
4. Provide additional support where evidence suggests that it is required
5. Provide evidence to support the schools self evaluation judgements.
This guidance is applicable to all those with responsibility for developing and implementing risk management strategy and undertaking risk assessments for activities which are under their control.
The purpose of this policy is to ensure the school recruits and selects staff and volunteers of the highest calibre and quality, whilst identifying people who might abuse, or be otherwise unsuited to work with, children and young people, thereby rejecting unsuitable candidates or deterring them from applying.
The Governors of Sexey’s are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Incidents at the school that may give rise to the need to conduct a search are extremely rare. This policy has been developed in response to changes in Government legislation relating to searches.
Sex and Relationship Education is a key element in the School’s Personal Social and Health Education (PSHE) programme, dealing with physical, moral and emotional development.
The policy aims to: 1. Promote and maintain a healthy environment for all who use the school and in doing so to provide consistent messages and role models to pupils. 2. Actively discourage young people from starting or continuing to smoke.
Teaching and learning are at the core of what we do. High quality learning, teaching and the best possible achievement are what we want for every student at Sexey’s. The better our shared understanding of what constitutes effective teaching and learning, the greater our success will be.
We are committed to conducting our business with honesty and integrity, and we expect all staff to maintain high standards in accordance with our Code of Conduct.
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