Student Welfare Policies

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.

As a school we have a determination “to be exceptional in all that we do” and have a unrelenting commitment to provide:
• Exceptional learning experiences within an environment where students can thrive and learn.
• A caring community that provides students with first class advice, support and guidance, where young people are valued for their individuality and their potential is nurtured and developed.
• A wide range of opportunities that help develop exceptional young people with the skills, confidence and knowledge to make a positive contribution to the local and global community both now and in their future lives.
• Staff with an exceptional place to work, develop and inspire young people.

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.

This policy is based on the Department for Education’s statutory guidance on the designated teacher for looked-after and previously looked-after children. It also takes into account section 2E of the Academies Act 2010.

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.

At Sexey’s School we value the partnership between home and school. This relationship is key to ensuring a student feels well cared for, supported and makes strong academic progress.

At Sexey’s School we value the partnership between home and school. This relationship is key to ensuring a student feels well cared for, supported and makes strong academic progress.

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 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.

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.

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.