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Academy Improvement Policy 2019

Anti-Bullying Policy 2021

Anti-Fraud and Corruption Policy

Attendance Policy 2021

Bereavement Policy 2022

Best Value Statement

Southminster Behaviour Policy 2021

Capability Procedure 2021

Capital and Reserves Policy

Charging and Remissions Policy 2021

Children Missing Their Education Owing to Health Needs Policy 2021

Code of Conduct Policy 2021

Addendum to Code of Conduct Policy

Complaints Policy

Data Handling Security Policy 2021

Data Protection Policy 2021

Dealing with Safeguarding Allegations 

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 2021

Early Career Teacher Statutory Induction Policy 2021

Education of Children in Care & Post LAC Policy 2021

Educational Visits Policy

Equality Statement – Southminster

Equality and Diversity Policy 2021

E-Safety Policy

Essex Peer on Peer Policy 2021

Exclusion Policy

Financial Regulations 2021 (F001)

Governance Code of Conduct

Grievance Procedure 2022

Statutory Requests (Freedom of Information) Policy 2021

Gifts & Hospitality Policy

Headteacher Induction Policy

Health & Safety Policy

Health & Safety Supplementary Policy 2020

Information, Consultation & Facilities Agreement

Internal Communications Policy 2021

Intimate Care Policy

Lettings Policy 2022

Local Governments Pension Scheme

Lockdown Procedure Guidance

Lone Working Policy

LSB Member School Visits Policy 2021 (A026)

Mental Health & Wellbeing Policy 2021

Nolan Principles

Online Safety Policy

Pay Policy

Peer on Peer Abuse and Harmful Sexual Behaviour 2021

Performance Management Procedure 2021

Positive Handling Policy

Preventing and Tackling Bullying Policy

Privacy Notice Procedure 2021

Pupil Premium Policy 2021 (S018)

RE Policy 2022

Remote learning Policy 2022

Redundancy & Restructuring Policy

Relationship, Health & Sex Education Policy

Retention Schedule Policy 2021

Safeguarding Adults 

School Improvement Policy 

Sex & Relationship Policy

SMSC & British Values Policy 2022

Social Media Policy 2022

Student Going Missing or Absconding Policy

Whistleblowing Policy 2022

Worship Policy

Annual Report and Financial Statements for year ending 31st August 2021

Annual Report and Financial Statements for year ending 31st August 2020

Annual Report 2019

Annual Report 2018

Annual Report 2017

Ofsted Report 2018/2019

HMI Monitoring Visit 2019

SIAMS Report 2017

School Performance Tables

Safeguarding at Southminster Church of England Primary School

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our children both in and out of school.

If anyone, any adult or any child, has any safeguarding concerns, including any related to radicalisation, they are encouraged to contact a member of our safeguarding team as soon as possible.

Designated Safeguarding Lead

Mr Bragg (Headteacher)

01621 772732

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Mrs Cuthbert (Deputy Headteacher)

01621 772732

Deputy Designated safeguarding Lead

Mrs Tokgoz (SEND Coordinator)

01621 772732

If you have any safeguarding issue but would prefer not to speak to a member of staff; please contact Mr Carter-Tufnell (Chair of Governors)

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

If you are a young person and you need help, there is someone waiting to listen to you now if you contact one of the below immediately:

Childline 0800 11 11

NSPCC 0800 800 50000

If you have an urgent concern about the safety and welfare of a young person and cannot contact us here at school, seek advice from the above or contact:

Essex Safeguarding Children’s Board  (Children & Families Hub) 0345 603 7627


Emergency 999

Non-emergency 101

Child Protection Policy 2021

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

Code of Conduct 2021

Keeping Children Safe in Education September 2021

Harmful Sexual Behaviour/Peer on Peer Abuse Policy 

Children Missing in Education

Safeguarding Adults 

Southminster Visitor Safeguarding Information 

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 2021

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

Processing of School volunteer Data

Processing of Governor Data

Child Friendly Privacy Notice

Delivery of Curriculum & Pastoral Care

 Processing under Consent – Photos

 Processing under Consent

 Processing of Online Payments

 Overarching Privacy Notice

 Publication Scheme

Statutory Requests for Information Policy

C1-IG Strategy

Data Protection Policy

Data Protection Policy Statement SMI

Data Protection Policy Statement 

Delivery of the Curriculum and Pastoral Care SMI

GDPR Rights & Guidance for Parents & Guardians


Managing School Governors SMI

Managing Volunteers SMI

Privacy Notice SMI

Parents Guide to Subject Access Requests

Processing of Biometric Data SMI

Processing of Employee Data 

Processing of Visitor Data

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

Publishing Pupil Coursework SMI

Guidance Living safely with respiratory infections, including COVID19 (April 2022)

Guidance People with symptoms of a respiratory infection including COVID-19 (April 2022)

Guidance How to reduce the spread of infection with the people you live with if you have COVID-19 (April 2022).

Southminster COVID 19 Risk Assessment & Action Plan

Self-isolating and need help?

Return to Education – Primary School Leaflet

Letter advising parents should their be a confirmed COVID case in their child’s class (September 2021)

Confirmed COVID Case – Advice for Parents (December 2021)

Update from Director of Education at Essex County Council (December 2021)

Updated Guidance – letter from Director of Education at Essex County Council ( 14th December 2021)

Updated Guidance – letter from Director of Education at Essex County Council ( 24th February 2022)