Policies & General Information

Behaviour Policy:

The school regards acceptable behaviour as essential if children are to learn.  A copy of the behaviour policy, which is reviewed annually by staff and parent volunteers, is available below.

Behaviour Policy 2013-14

Anti Bullying Policy 2014-15

 

Access for Disabled Pupils and Adults:

The school has an Accessibility Action Plan which is subject to review.  This plan can be obtained from the school on request.  The plan is modified in response to any issues that arise in the site, which was designed to be DDA compliant and passed an inspection as such in 2010.  In 2012 a further inspection made suggestions for modification which were carried out during the 2012/13 period.

Our current Special Educational Needs and Disabilites policy SEND POLICY 2013-14

Use of Pupil Premium in the period September 2012 to August 2013 and for the year commencing September 2013:

The school has a significant number of pupils who experience disadvantage in social or economic terms. The school’s results show that we are very successful in meeting their needs. In 2012/13 the total Pupil Premium received was £172,200 and for 2013/14 is £279,000. This additional funding we receive is allocated as follows:

  • To ensure that classes are always taught by qualified teachers;
  • To ensure that class sizes are reduced as far as is possible;
  • To ensure that a wide variety of supportive interventions are available to help pupils who require additional support academically, socially or emotionally;
  • To ensure that the large number of pupils, and their families, who join the school during the course of an academic year, receive a good welcome and a successful induction;
  • To support the early identification and intervention for pupils and their families who are in difficulties by ensuring that the Special Needs and Inclusion Leader and the Senior Assistant Head responsible for Vulnerable Children are available and not class-committed;
  • By providing money to support school trips etc that are linked to the curriculum.

 

As a result of this provision, the attainment of our Pupil Premium children exceeds the national average by one or two points in most cases and at least matches it.  In Year 1, 73% of Pupil Premium children passed the phonics screening test compared to 57% nationally.  The combined scores for Mathematics, Reading and Writing in Key Stage 2 is 27.0 compared to a national average of 26.7.  In Key stage 1 this was even better, with Southwark achieving 15.8 versus a national average of 14.3 points (RAISE Online)

Charging:

The school asks for voluntary contributions towards trips and school events that are related to the curriculum.  These contributions represent a proportion of the cost based on the principle that every parent pays.  Where parents do not pay, this is financed from our “Pupil Premium” and is NOT levied by increasing the contributions of those that DO pay.  However, if contributions were to fall considerably because too many parents choose not to pay, we might not be able to send pupils on as many interesting visits as we do at the moment.

charging policy 2013 to 2014 can be viewed here.

Residential visits are not part of the daily curriculum and thus the school will refuse places to children whose parents do not wish to pay.

The school reserves the right to refuse to take a pupil on a trip if his/her participation may endanger the health and safety of others on the trip, or the pupil him/her self.

Southwark Primary Academy Trust – Financial Statements

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