Southsea Infant School

Southsea Infant School

Sailing Into Success

Collingwood Rd, Southsea, Portsmouth, Southsea PO5 2SR

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School Policies

School Policies

Your child’s attendance is one of the greatest factors to affect academic success. It is also monitored on a regular basis by both the school and Portsmouth City Council via the School Attendance Team. Please remember that poor attendance will always be followed up and if an improvement is not seen, the Local Authority can take legal action by issuing a Fixed Penalty Notice against the parent(s).



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SOUTHSEA INFANT SCHOOL


School Accessibility Policy, Audit and Plan, September 2019 – July 2022 ST



School ethos, vision and values At Southsea Infant School we are committed to ensuring equality of education and opportunity for individuals of all ethnic groupings, classes and abilities or disabilities. We aim to develop a culture of inclusion and diversity in which people feel free to disclose a disability and to participate fully in school life. We will make reasonable adjustments to make sure that the school environment is as accessible as possible.



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Policy on Attendance 1 Introduction 1.1 When the school is in session, we expect all children on roll to attend each day as long as they are fit and healthy enough to do so. We do all we can to encourage good attendance and to put in place appropriate procedures. We believe that the most important factor in promoting good attendance is the development of positive attitudes towards school. To this end, we strive to make our school a happy and rewarding experience for all children.



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In dealing with behavior and bullying, it is important to understand the difference between rough play, a genuine accident, an angry remark and bullying. The table below provides a helpful distinction between bullying and what is referred to as relational conflict.



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This policy aims to:



  • Provide a consistent approach to behaviour management

  • Define what we consider to be unacceptable behaviour, including bullying

  • Outline how pupils are expected to behave

  • Summarise the roles and responsibilities of different people in the school community with regards to behaviour management

  • Outline our system of rewards and sanctions

  • Promote a caring atmosphere in which children will learn to become self- disciplined and develop a respect and tolerance for each other, treating others as we want them to treat us

  • Work together to enable learning to take place and raise attainment

  • Belong to a happy, caring and supportive school


 


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This complaints procedure is not limited to parents or carers of children that are registered at the school. Any person, including members of the public, may make a complaint to Southsea Infant School about any provision of facilities or services that we provide. Unless complaints are dealt with under separate statutory procedures (such as appeals relating to exclusions or admissions), we will use this complaints procedure. 


 


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1. Aims


Our school aims to:


Have robust, clear processes in place for charging and remissions


Clearly set out the types of activity that can be charged for and when charges will be made


2. Legislation and guidance


This policy is based on advice from the Department for Education (DfE) on charging for school activities and the Education Act 1996, sections 449-462 of which set out the law on charging for school activities in England.


 


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Our school aims to ensure that all personal data collected about staff, pupils, parents, governors, visitors and other individuals is collected, stored and processed in accordance with UK data protection law.


This policy applies to all personal data, regardless of whether it is in paper or electronic format.


 


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Southsea Infant School provides education for all, acknowledging that the society within which we live is enriched by diversity. We strive to ensure that the culture and ethos of our organisation reflects the diversity of ALL members of the school and wider community; we seek to ensure that everyone is equally valued and treats one another with respect and fairness. Pupils and other members of the school community are provided with the opportunity to experience, understand and celebrate diversity.


 


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Aims
Our school aims to:
● Have robust processes in place to ensure the online safety of pupils, staff, volunteers and
governors
● Deliver an effective approach to online safety, which empowers us to protect and educate the
whole school community in its use of technology, including mobile and smart technology (which we
refer to as ‘mobile phones’)
● Establish clear mechanisms to identify, intervene and escalate an incident, where appropriate
The 4 key categories of risk
Our approach to online safety is based on addressing the following categories of risk:
● Content – being exposed to illegal, inappropriate or harmful content, such as pornography,
fake news, racism, misogyny, self-harm, suicide, anti-Semitism, radicalisation and extremism
● Contact – being subjected to harmful online interaction with other users, such as peer-to-peer
pressure, commercial advertising and adults posing as children or young adults with the intention to
groom or exploit them for sexual, criminal, financial or other purposes
● Conduct – personal online behaviour that increases the likelihood of, or causes, harm, such
as making, sending and receiving explicit images (e.g. consensual and non-consensual sharing of
nudes and semi-nudes and/or pornography), sharing other explicit images and online bullying; and
● Commerce – risks such as online gambling, inappropriate advertising, phishing and/or
financial scam


 


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Our school aims to:
● Provide and maintain a safe and healthy environment.
● Establish and maintain safe working procedures amongst staff, pupils and all visitors to the school site.
● Have robust procedures in place in case of emergencies.
● Ensure that the premises and equipment are maintained safely, and are regularly inspected.


 


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This policy is integral to the Inclusive Practice Framework of Southsea Infant School and Portsmouth Local Education Authority. It embraces the statutory framework set out in the Special Educational Needs Code of Practice 2015 underpinned by Children and Families Act (2015) and the Equality Act (2010)



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Control over the use of accommodation and facilities at the school rests with the Governing Board. The Governing Body have delegated the responsibility for the letting of the school building to the Headteacher, Administrative officer and Site Manager. The Headteacher is responsible for approving or declining applications, subject to any directions given by the Governing Body and will issue a regular report on the use of premises outside normal school hours.



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This policy contains the key pencil and paper procedures that are to be taught across Southsea Infant School. It has been written to ensure consistency and progression throughout the school.



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What is Mathematics?


Mathematics is a creative and highly inter–connected discipline that has been developed over centuries, providing the solutions to some of history’s most intriguing problems. It is essential to everyday life, critical to science, technology and engineering and necessary for financial literacy and most forms of employment. A high quality mathematics education therefore provides a foundation for understanding the world, the ability to reason mathematically, an appreciation of the beauty and power of mathematics, and a sense of enjoyment and curiosity about the subject. (National Curriculum 2014



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Privacy Notice for Parents and Pupils (How we use personal information)


This notice is to help you understand how and why we collect personal information about our pupils and their families and what we do with that information. Personal information is information that identifies an individual and relates to that person. This includes paper records and photographs and videos.



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Religious Education


Religious Education in Southsea Infant School follows the Portsmouth, Southampton, Hampshire and IOW Agreed Syllabus for RE, which is entitled ‘Living Difference IV’. The agreed syllabus follows the legal requirement for religious education to reflect the fact that the religious traditions in Great Britain are in the main Christian, while taking account of the teachings and practices of the other principal religions represented in Great Britain.


 


“Living Difference IV affirms our commitment to an education that takes seriously the importance of children and young people exploring their own lives in relation to what it can mean to live with a religious orientation on life, as well as other ways of life including those informed by a non-religious perspective. It gives guidance to teachers regarding what religious education should aim to achieve during their time in school so that children and young people come to speak, think and act in the world.” (Living Difference IV)


 


For more information and detail about the RE agreed syllabus 'Living Difference IV', please follow the link.



RE curriculum design


Living Difference IV uses three broad, and at times overlapping, groups of concepts/words which assist with the making and organising of a spiral curriculum. This is so that the material encountered and studied by young people through the teaching activities is well-sequenced, connected and revisited over time. End of year expectations (EYEs) are included in the syllabus and are used to inform curriculum making; both in terms of what should be taught, as well as to ensure appropriate challenge over time.  



Rather than being a precise prescription, Living Difference IV offers a set of principles for teachers to design their curriculum to ensure religious education is open to the plurality of ways in which people live in our local, national and international communities.



In Year R, RE is taught with the Living Difference IV agreed syllabus alongside the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum, to support the children’s “Understanding the world” element of their development. 



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The school aims to ensure that:


Appropriate action is taken in a timely manner to safeguard and promote children’s welfare


All staff are aware of their statutory responsibilities with respect to safeguarding


Staff are properly trained in recognising and reporting safeguarding issues


 


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This policy aims to: 
● Set out our approach to requiring a uniform that is of reasonable cost and offers the best value for money for parents 
and carers
● Explain how we will avoid discrimination in line with our legal duties under the Equality Act 2010 
● Clarify our expectations for school uniform


 


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The aims of Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) at Southsea Infant School are to:
● Provide a framework in which sensitive discussions can take place
● Give pupils an understanding of relationships and the importance of health and hygiene
● Help children develop feelings of self-respect, confidence and empathy
● Create a positive culture around issues of relationships
● Help children identify and understand positive relationships
● Teach children the correct vocabulary to describe themselves and their bodies
At Southsea Infant School, we are committed to ensuring that the basic rights, as explained in the United Nations’ Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) are met and incorporated into all aspects of school life.



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