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Academy Improvement Policy

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Attendance Policy

Behaviour Policy – VST

Behaviour and Discipline Policy – Feb 2018 – Southminster

Capability Procedure

Charging and Remissions Policy

Charging and Remissions Policy – Southminster

Child Protection Policy Summer 2020

Code of Conduct Policy

Complaints Procedure Policy

Complaints Procedure Policy – Southminster

Critical Incident (Coronavirus) Policy

Data Protection Policy

Debt Management Policy

Declaration of Pecuniary and Business Interest

Definition of Disability under the Equality Act 2010 Guidance

Director’s and Governors’ Allowances Policy

Discipline and Dismissal Procedure

Educational Visits Policy

Equality Statement – Southminster

Equality and Diversity Policy

E-Safety Policy

Exclusion Policy

Financial Regulations Policy

Freedom of Information Publication Scheme

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Health & Safety Policy

Intimate Care Policy

Lockdown Procedure Guidance

Nolan Principles

Online Safety Policy

Preventing and Tackling Bullying Policy

Pupil Premium Policy

Relationship, Health & Sex Education Policy

Safeguarding Adults 

Sex & Relationship Policy

Social Media Policy

Student Going Missing or Absconding Policy

Whistleblowing Policy

Worship Policy

Annual Report 2019

Annual Report 2018

Annual Report 2017

Ofsted Report 2018/2019

SIAMS Report 2017

School Performance Tables

We work hard to ensure our children are safe in school and out of school.

If anyone, any adult or any child, has any safeguarding concern, including any related to radicalisation they are encouraged to contact one of our safeguarding team Xanthe Glynn, Keeleigh Cuthbert or Tosca Boothman in person, via telephone of via email.

If you have any safeguarding issue but would prefer not to speak to the Headteacher Xanthe Glynn please contact Mrs Linda Hughes (Chair of Governors) – admin@southminster.essex.sch.uk.

If we have reasonable cause for concern that a child may be at risk of significant harm, we will refer to social care. This referral can be made with or without us informing parents.

For further information please read our Child Protection policy along with more information which are available at the bottom of this page or contact one of our safeguarding team.

Child Protection Policy 2020 – 21

Child Protection Policy – Southminster

Child Protection Policy Summer 2020

Child-Protection – Policy During School Closure for COVID-19

Keeping Children Safe in Education

Safeguarding Adults 

At the heart of the work of every primary school class is a continuous cycle of planning, teaching and assessment which takes account of the wide range of abilities, aptitudes and interests of the children. The majority of children will learn and progress within these arrangements. Those children whose overall attainments and achievement in specific subjects fall significantly outside the expected range may have Special Educational Needs (SEN).

For children who have a specific learning difficulty or a disability, our Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) policy outlines the educational support we provide.

If a teacher notices a pupil experiencing difficulties with their learning they will seek guidance from the school Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Co-ordinator (SENDCo). Advice will be given, which may include alternate strategies to support the pupils learning. Both class teacher and SENDCo will hold a meeting with parents to discuss next steps which could include:

  • Advise parents to make an appointment to see the GP
  • Referral to the Speech and Language Therapist service
  • Referral to the Specialist Teacher Team
  • Referral to Educational Psychologist service
  • Referral to EWMHS (Emotional Welfare and Mental Health Services)

When a child is placed on the Special Educational Needs register, consultation with parents will continue through:

  • Parent consultation day.
  • One Plan meetings at least twice a year, working alongside pupils, parents and sometimes specialist agencies to set specific targets that work towards achieving a long-term goal.
  • For pupils with a Statement/ Education Health Care plan (EHC Plan) Annual Review meetings.

Accessibility Plan

SEND Policy – Joint School

Information Report September 2017

Attendance Procedures January 2020

Letter regarding change of school day

Letter re Coronavirus 17-03-2020

Letter from Local Authority regarding Coronavirus March 2020

Key worker letter 200320

Key worker letter no 2 200320

Key worker and vulnerable groups booking form

Critical worker form 240320 (1)

Critical Worker Form 240320

Letter from the local authority 240320

Letter to parents and carers 300320

End of Spring Term Letter 3rd April 2020

Lockdown Wellbeing Guide To Parents (1)

Letter from Clare Kershaw 200420

ECFWS Weekly Bulletin

Be Kind Online

Supporting Children’s Mental Health

What Parents Need to Know About FIFA 20

What Parents Need to Know About Houseparty

What Parents Need to Know About Houseparty

What Parents Need to Know About Minecraft

How to Maintain Good Mental Wellbeing During Isolation

10 Top Tips for Remote Learning for Parents

From Online Gaming to Online Gambling

Online Safety Tips for Children

What Parents Need to Know About Screen Addiction

What Parents Need to Know About TikTok

8 Things Parents Need to Know About YouTube Kids

C1-IG Strategy

Data Protection Policy Statement SMI

Data Protection Policy Statement SMI 003

Delivery of the Curriculum and Pastoral Care SMI

GDPR Rights SMI

Managing School Governors SMI

Managing Volunteers SMI

Privacy Notice SMI

Processing of Biometric Data SMI

Processing of Employee Data SMI

Processing of Online Payments SMI

Processing Under Consent Use of Photo,Video and Additional School Activities SMI

Publishing Pupil Coursework SMI