The Department for Education (DfE) has published an updated version of the statutory guidance Keeping children safe in education (KCSIE) 2021 which revises the 2020 guidance. This policy has been updated in accordance with the changes
From May 2017, South Grove Primary School has amended their strict NO DEBT policy relating to the school meal service and Breakfast Club.
We recognise the importance of establishing clear guidelines and strategies to react to any school related emergency or critical incident. It is equally important that the plan has enough flexibility to allow the school to respond to any type of incident that may affect or interrupt the normal operation of the school.
January 2019 The school will make every effort to remain open whenever possible and operating as normal. In the event of severe adverse weather or an emergency i.e. no water or heating, it may be necessary to make a decision to close the school for the safety of the children and staff.
The Governing Body has a duty to oversee the direction and policies of the school, to monitor its standards and be held to account for its conduct and performance. Visiting the school is the best way to learn how it functions, and to keep under review how it operates so that you can increase the Governing Body’s first-hand knowledge, informing strategic decision making.
Children learn and thrive best when they are healthy, safe and secure, when their individual needs are met, and when they have positive relationships with the adults caring for them South Grove Primary aims to offer an environment where children feel welcome, safe, stimulated and where children are able to enjoy learning and developing in confidence.
The School welcomes all pupils with asthma, and will encourage and help children with asthma to participate fully in all aspects of school life.
The purpose of this First Aid Policy is to enable the school to effectively to provide for the immediate needs and requirements of staff and students who have sustained either a serious or a minor injury
The London Borough of Waltham Forest (LBWF) has a duty under the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 to provide safe and healthy working conditions for employees and to ensure that their work does not adversely affect the health and safety of other people (e.g. pupils/visitors).
Purpose: To ensure safe and clear administration of medicines
The policy sets out the framework for tackling incidents of violence against South Grove staff, including threats and inappropriate behaviour and language, in support of its staff
We believe that punctuality and good attendance are essential for all pupils to ensure they can benefit from their education and reach their full potential, both academically and socially.
At South Grove Primary School, we are committed to ensuring that every member of our school community is given every opportunity to succeed and feel pride in their achievements.
South Grove Primary School recognises that our children and their families are at the heart of all we do. We passionately believe that every pupil is important and that we have a responsibility to ensure that all pupils achieve success and become the very best that they can be.
The Headteacher and Governing Body of South Grove Primary School recognise the value of providing a wide range of experiences to enrich and extend pupils’ learning and to contribute to their personal development.
E-safety and Acceptable Use Policies
GDPR and data Protection Policies
South Grove Primary School is committed to transparency in its dealings with the public and fully embraces the aims of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and the access provisions of the Data Protection Act 2018.
The School is committed to being transparent about how it collects and uses the personal data of its workforce, and to meeting its data protection obligations. This policy sets out the School's commitment to data protection, and individual rights and obligations in relation to personal data.
Under data protection law, individuals have a right to be informed about how the school uses any personal data that we hold about them. We comply with this right by providing ‘privacy notices’ (sometimes called ‘fair processing notices’) to individuals where we are processing their personal data.
Why we collect and use this information
The School recognises that by efficiently managing its records, it will be able to comply with its legal and regulatory obligations and to contribute to the effective overall management of the institution.
This form allows you to request information about yourself that you are entitled to under the General Data Protection Regulation. This is so you can be aware of the information the school is processing about you, and verify the lawfulness of the processing
South Grove Primary School uses personal information about staff, pupils, parents and other individuals who come into contact with the school. This information is gathered in order to enable it to provide education and other associated functions. In addition, there may be a legal requirement to collect and use information to ensure that the school complies with its statutory obligations.
We believe that educational visits are an integral part of the entitlement of every pupil to an effective and balanced curriculum.
The use of information and communication technology is an integral part of the National Curriculum and is a key skill for everyday life. Computers, tablets, programmable robots, digital and video cameras are a few of the tools that can be used to acquire, organise, store, manipulate, interpret, communicate and present information.
At South Grove we are committed to providing all children with the opportunities they need to succeed. All teachers are regarded as teachers for all pupils, regardless of special educational needs or disabilities.
This document is a statement of aims, expectations and strategies for ensuring positive behaviour at South Grove Primary School.