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Privacy Notice

Information for Pupils, Parents and Carers – How we use your information We collect and use pupil information under section 537A of the Education Act 1996, and section 83 of the Children Act 1989. We also comply with Article 6(1)(c) and Article 9(2)(b) of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Further Information If you would…

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Child Protection Policy Addendum – Response to Covid-19

On 20th March 2020 parents were asked to keep their children at home, wherever possible, as part of the response to coronavirus (COVID-19). Schools and childcare providers were asked to provide care for a limited number of children – children who are vulnerable, and children whose parents are critical to the COVID-19 response and cannot be safely cared for at home.

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Equality Policy

Agreed Date : Sep 24th 2018 Review Date : Sept 2020 Review Frequency : Every Two Years

Since the Equality Act 2010 came into effect in April 2011 there has no longer been a requirement that schools should draw up and publish equality schemes or policies. It is still good practice, however, for a school to make a statement about the principles according to which it reviews the impact on equalities of its policies and practices, and according to which it gathers and publishes information, and decides on specific objectives.

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Staff Code of Conduct Policy

Agreed Date : Sep 24th 2018 Review Date : Mar 2019 Review Frequency : Annually

The School expects the highest standards of personal and professional conduct from all Employees. As such the School requires all Employees to act in a manner which reflects the value and ethos of the School. Employees must ensure that their behaviour and actions are consistent with their position as a role model to pupils / students and are compatible with working with young people and in a School setting.

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Accessibility Policy & Plan

Agreed Date: Jan 27th 2017 Review Date : Jan 2019 Review Frequency : Every Two Years

This policy has been developed by the Staff and Governors at Hawkhurst Primary School. It is written in accordance with the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (DDA) and the Special Educational Needs and Disability Act 2001. This policy addresses the disability discrimination duties and the planning duties of the DDA.

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Admissions Policy

Agreed Date : Jul 30th 2017 Review Date : Jul 2019 Review Frequency : Annually

Hawkhurst Church of England Primary School Accepts 30 children into the Reception Class during the academic year of their fifth birthday.
Parents are invited to visit the school preferably when the children are present. When the Common Application Forms are sent to the school they will be issued to all parents who have requested one. Application may be made electronically or on a paper copy. After completion the form should be sent directly to the Local Education Authority or returned to school for us to forward to the LEA. Once the admissions procedure has been completed the LEA notifies parents by letter whether their application has been successful.

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Attendance Policy

Agreed Date : Jul 30th 2017 Review Date : Jul 2018 Review Frequency : Annually

Hawkhurst CEP School is committed to the continuous raising of achievement of all our pupils. Regular attendance is critical if our pupils are to be successful and benefit from the opportunities presented to them. One of our basic principles is to celebrate success. Good attendance is fundamental to a successful and fulfilling school experience. We actively promote 100% attendance for all our pupils and we use a variety of weekly, termly and annual awards to promote good attendance and punctuality.

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Behaviour and Exclusions Policy

Agreed Date : Mar 6th 2018 Review Date : Mar 2019 Review Frequency : Annually
Agreed Date : Jan 2019 Review Date : Jan 2021 Review Frequency : Every Two Years

Every child has the right to learn in a calm environment and to feel safe in school. No child has the right to disrupt the learning of others, and every teacher has the right to be able to teach without disruption. At Hawkhurst Church of England Primary School we believe all children should understand and appreciate the difference between acceptable and unacceptable behavior, to learn through their mistakes and to be able to modify behavior patterns through this learning.

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