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pic_miscEqual Opportunities

The governors and staff at Hawkhurst Church of England Primary School are committed to providing the full range of opportunities for all pupils regardless of gender, disability, ethnicity, social, cultural or religious background.

All pupils have equal access to the curriculum, and the right to a learning environment which dispels ignorance, prejudice and stereotyping.

The entire school community has the right to protection from insult, abuse and bullying of any kind.

Discrimination on the basis of colour, culture, origin, gender or ability is unacceptable in our school.

Charging Policy

Children are not encouraged to bring valuables to school and the school cannot take responsibility for loss or damage to such articles.

Damage or loss of personal property should be covered under your own house contents insurance.

Parents may wish to cover their children for personal accident. The KCC policy provides cover only where negligence on the part of an employee or defect in the premises can be proven.

There are no compulsory charges for the usual curricular activities at the school.

For some activities, such as school trips, the school usually has to ask for voluntary financial contributions in order for the activity to take place.

No child will be excluded from an activity because the parents have not made a voluntary contribution. However, the school may have to cancel planned events if there is insufficient financial support.

Some of the music tuition which takes place at the school is paid for by the parents direct to the tutor.

Complaints Procedure

If you have any concerns about your child’s education, whether it relates to the curriculum or not, please talk it over with the class teacher in the first instance.

Arrangements can be made to see the class teacher at the end of the day.

If you are still not happy, please talk to the Deputy Head or the Head Teacher. The Head Teacher is usually available at some time during the day and the Deputy Head will usually be available at the end of the day. Please ask at the school office.

If you are not satisfied that your complaint has been settled by informal discussion, you can have it considered by the Governing Body. Details of the Complaints Procedure are available at the school office.