This are the key policies to regulate our school life.
We aim to develop a culture of inclusion and diversity in which people feel free to disclose their disability and can participate fully in school life.
Our aim is that any allegation of abuse made against a member of staff or volunteer should be dealt with fairly, quickly, with effective protection for the pupil and with support for the member of staff or volunteer.
Northstar New School is a multi-cultural and diverse learning environment at the heart of the community. We promote care and respect and expect high standards in all aspects of school life.
We believe that all people in our community have the right to teach and learn in a supportive, caring and safe environment without fear of being bullied. We believe that every individual has a duty to report any incidents of bullying, whether it happens to themselves or to another person.
To ensure effective tracking of pupil progress, Northstar New School has planning guidelines, effective assessment and recording procedures in place to support pupils’ learning and self-evaluation.
Regular school attendance has always been important. Without it, the efforts of the best teachers and the best schools will come to nothing. This policy sets Northstar New School’s procedures for pupils’ attendance.
Promoting pupils positive behaviour ensures a stable and secure environment is maintained. Thus effective learning can take place whilst the pupils are made to feel safe and respected during their learning experiences. The school recognises that the pupils attending may be experiencing social, emotional and behavioural difficulties in their lives and therefore additional support may at times be required.
The DfE have reinforced the need “….to create and enforce a clear and rigorous expectation on all schools to promote the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs…” With this policy, Northstar New School intends to uphold these values.
We understand that our responsibility to safeguard pupils requires that we share any concerns that we may have.
This is intended to ensure that every parent/carer and pupil involved understand our policy and have access to a procedure that enables them to raise concerns or complain about any aspect of our school and service.
Our curriculum aims and values are focused on maximising each pupil’s potential. We want to develop pupils into confident, secure, well-adjusted citizens who will make a positive contribution to society.
Northstar New School needs to collect and use certain types of information about staff, pupils and other individuals who come into contact with the school in order to operate. This policy determines what information we collect and how it’s managed.
Northstar New School is committed to preventing discrimination, valuing diversity, promoting equality and dignity at work and achieving equality of opportunity for all pupils, staff, governors, volunteers, trainees, job applicants and contractors.
This policy informs the school’s use of exclusion.
Northstar New School will ensure that appropriate first aid arrangements are in place for our pupils, staff and any visitors. This includes providing sufficiently trained employees for our needs and maintaining an adequate supply of first aid equipment.
Northstar New School operates in accordance with the Health and Safety at Work Act (1974).
This policy is concerned with employees who may be required to ‘work alone’ or work in an isolated working environment at some time during the course of their employment.
This policy is a key element within school arrangements to safeguard and promote the welfare of all pupils and staff.
This policy sets the guidelines for our school remote learning activities.
We believe each individual is unique and has his/her own special talent which can be developed in a calm, thoughtful and ordered school. where there is fairness, understanding, clear rules, and where the consequences of actions are accepted by all.
We are committed to the ongoing training and development of all staff. This policy is supported by the School Improvement Plan (SIP), the Staff Development Plan (SDP), Departmental Improvement Plans (DIP) and the Performance Management Policy.
Ofsted rated our School as Good Provider
The school is held in high regard by parents and carers. They feel that this school has made a significant difference to their children’s behaviour, well-being and happiness.