This plan complies with the statutory requirement laid out in the Equality Act 2010 for all schools to have an accessibility policy.
St Augustine’s High School recognises that many of its students, visitors and staff, whether disabled or otherwise, have individual needs when using the school and its facilities. However, we also recognise that for some students, the nature of their disabilities may mean that they experience specific difficulties related to accessing education, and the physical environment.
The school will admit 156 children in year groups Year 7, 8, 9, 10 and Year 11. Students will be placed in an ability band and 25% of applicants will be in Band A, 25% in Band B, 25% in Band C and 25% in Band D (Band A being the highest ability and Band D the lowest). Children will be required to undertake an assessment test that will enable the school to determine in which band to place a child. Arrangements will be made to support children for whom English is not their first language or who have special needs.
Objectives of the policy All students, parents, teaching and non-teaching staff and the school management should have a full understanding of what bullying is All students, parents, teaching and non-teaching staff and the school management should know what the school policy is on bullying, and follow it when bullying is reported.
In St Augustine’s we take bullying seriously. Pupils and parents should be assured that they will be supported when bullying is reported Everyone should be familiar with this policy and should know what steps to take when an incident occurs.
Good attendance and punctuality to school are essential if students are to achieve their full potential and derive maximum benefit from school life. At St. Augustine's students, parents and teachers work together to achieve this. The school has consistently met government targets on attendance and it is our continued aim to do so and to improve on this by setting ourselves the target of 94% attendance and a stretch target of 95%. We have had no concerns with meeting the government target of fewer than 5% Persistent Absentee students. Procedures have been put into place to closely monitor those who are en route to being PA students or who already are. In line with government changes we now closely monitoring those students who are PA (at 80%) and at risk of PA (85%).
At St. Augustine’s all staff and governors seek to create and maintain an inclusive, caring, learning environment through praise and encouragement to enable all to reach their fullest potential. All aspects of student behaviour and conduct should support each individual to achieve their best and fulfil their potential, academically, socially and spiritually. As a school community we are committed to promoting the highest standards of behaviour both in and out of the classroom to enable all students to ‘be the best they can be’.
The school will have a CCTV system installed for the purposes outlined below. The installation and use of the CCTV system will comply with all 8 principles of the 1998 Data Protection act and in accordance with the Information Commissioners code of practice Section 51(3) (b) DPA 1998.
The Headteacher will have legal responsibility for the CCTV scheme although the DH (premises) will be responsible for day to day compliance with regulations and code of practice.
The purposes of installing a CCTV system are to:
The governors will seek to give support for those families in financial difficulty, given the possible budgetary constraints in future years. Parents or guardians who feel that they would be unable to meet the full expenses of a school activity can apply to the school, which may be able to offer assistance. Evidence will be required to support the claim. Students engaging in Post 16 courses may make their own claim if they do not have a parent or guardian to make the claim for them. They may also apply for extra support for books.
The school’s safeguarding arrangements are inspected by Ofsted under the judgements for behaviour and safety, and leadership and management.This policy is available on the school website and is given to all members of staff and volunteers.Our core safeguarding principles are:the school’s responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of children is of paramount importance safer children make more successful learners policies will be reviewed at least annually unless an incident or new legislation or guidance suggests the need for an interim review.
St Augustine’s Church of England High School (‘the School’) aims to ensure that all Personal data collected, stored, processed and destroyed about any natural person, whether they be a member of staff, pupil, parent, governor, visitor, contractor, consultant, a member of supply staff or other individual in the school is done so in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (‘GDPR’) and the expected provisions of the forthcoming revised Data Protection Act 2019 (‘DPA 2019’) as set out in the current Data Protection Bill. This Policy will be reviewed in line with the implementation of this new legislation.
This Policy applies to all Personal data, collected, stored, processed and destroyed by the School, regardless of whether it is in paper or electronic format, or the type of filing system it is stored in, and whether the collection or Processing of data was, or is, in any way automated.
The Governing body of St. Augustine’s CE High is committed to providing a quality education experience for all our pupils. It recognises that, nationally, pupils in public care have significantly underachieved compared to their peers. Through this policy, we intend to promote the inclusion, well-being and achievement of looked after pupils in our school.
The Governing Body will endeavour promote the recommendations set out in the joint guidance from the department for Education and skills (DfES) and (2000). These recommendations include:
Our mission as a Church of England School is:
To support Christians on their journeys of faith.
To support those of other faiths on their journeys.
To challenge those of no faith by what they encounter.
This mission is supported through:
The weekly theme
St Augustine’s is a school with a Christian Ethos in a multi-faith community. A key part of our Christian ethos is the value that we place on each and every student, which is also reflected in the inclusive nature of the school. We believe strongly in the value of our Christian ethos as a way to develop students spiritually, morally, socially, and culturally. This is evident in the value that we place in religious studies, as well as in the weekly theme which is explored in collective worship. Students are encouraged to grow spiritually, by being challenged on the way that they look at the world, their religious beliefs, and their own psychological development. Students are encouraged to grow morally, by being challenged to reflect on their actions, and those of other people.
The aim of the policy is to provide an overarching framework which translates the values and aims of the school into effective teaching and learning so that all children reach their full potential. This is important for all learners including those classified as having special needs, those with English as an additional language, and the more able.
It is important to recognise that the curriculum is not solely about the National Curriculum, although this is the legal foundation because it secures an entitlement for all students. The curriculum embraces all that is learned through school, whether it be in lessons or part of informal learning within and beyond the school day.
In accordance with our School’s Equal Opportunities policy, we are committed to equality of access to the National Curriculum and other learning opportunities at St Augustine’s for all pupils learning English as an additional language, and to maintaining a learning environment which foster respect, tolerance and understanding of the cultures and languages of all members of the school community.
St Augustine’s High school recognises that ICT and the internet are fantastic tools for learning and communication that can be used in school to enhance the curriculum, challenge students, and support creativity and independence. Using ICT to interact socially and share ideas can benefit everyone in the school community, but it is important that the use of the internet and ICT is seen as a responsibility and that students, staff and parents use it appropriately and practice good e-safety. It is important that all members of the school community are aware of the dangers of using the internet and how they should conduct themselves online.
The governing body and school is committed to a policy of equality and aims to ensure that no employee, job applicant, student or other member of the school community is treated less favourably on grounds of sex, race, ethnicity, marital status, age, sexual orientation, disability or religious belief.
This Publication Scheme has been prepared and approved by the Information commissioner. It commits St Augustine’s CE High School to make information available to the public as part of its normal business activities. The information covered is included in the classes of information mentioned below, where this information is held by the School.
One of the aims of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (which is referred to as FOIA in the rest of this document) is that public authorities, including all maintained schools, should be clear and proactive about the information they will make public.
To do this we must produce a publication scheme, setting out:
This document outlines the health and safety policy arrangements for ensuring compliance with the Westminster LA Policy, and where appropriate highlights the specific responsibilities of individual employees to ensure that this is achieved.
St Augustine's High School offers your son / daughter / sibling the opportunity to learn a wide range of musical instruments as well as singing lessons.
Following recent financial government cut backs the school can no longer offer these music lessons free of charge therefore it is now necessary for us to ask the parents / carers of any student receiving instrumental / vocal lessons for some form of financial contribution if these lessons are to continue.
I have a concern. Whom should I contact?
The School will always direct a parent’s concern to the member of staff most appropriate. In the first instance this is usually the form tutor or the class teacher. If you want a meeting, it is always best to phone (0207 328 3434) or email the School to make an appointment to avoid turning up at the School when the teacher is not available. Staff will reply to phone calls and emails within 24 hours wherever possible.
Parent & Carer Concerns and Complaints Procedures
This Publication Scheme has been prepared and approved by the Information commissioner. It commits St Augustine’s CE High School to make information available to the public as part of its normal business activities. The information covered is included in the classes of information mentioned below, where this information is held by the School. A separate ‘Guide to Information’ has been published and can be accessed via the website.
The Pupil Premium will be used to provide additional educational support to improve the progress and to raise the standard of achievement for these pupils
The funding will be used to narrow and close the gap between the achievement of these pupils and their peers
As far as its powers allow the school will use the additional funding to address any underlying inequalities between children eligible for Pupils Premium and others
We will ensure that the additional funding reaches the pupils who need it most and that it makes a significant impact on their education and lives.
St. Augustine’s CE High School takes its responsibility to provide relevant, effective and responsible sex and relationship education (SRE) to all of its pupils as part of the school personal, social and health education (PSHE) curriculum very seriously. The school wants parents and pupils to feel assured that sex education will be delivered at a level appropriate to both the age and development of pupils, and safe to voice opinions and concerns relating to the sex education provision.
St Augustine’s CE High School will use its best endeavours to ensure that teachers and support staff in the school are able to identify and provide for those students who have special educational needs to allow them join in the activities of the school together with students who do not have special educational needs, so far as is reasonably practical and compatible with the child receiving the special educational provision and the efficient education of the students with whom they are
St Augustine’s CE High School is an inclusive community that welcomes and supports students with medical needs. We work in partnership with the school community, healthcare professionals, Tri-borough services, and outside agencies to ensure that students will be effectively supported to enable them to participate in all aspects of school life, remain healthy and safe, and achieve their academic potential.
This whistleblowing policy has been developed so that employees will know how to raise concerns in the right way at an early stage, and managers understand their responsibilities in relation to allegations of misconduct and impropriety. For the avoidance of doubt, reference to Council employees includes all staff employed in schools which are maintained by the Council, including voluntary aided schools.
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