Sex & Relationship Education (SRE) Policy

Save this PDF as:
 WORD  PNG  TXT  JPG

Size: px
Start display at page:

Download "Sex & Relationship Education (SRE) Policy"

Transcription

1 The Revel C of E (Aided) Primary School Sex & Relationship Education (SRE) Policy Date of Approval 21/04/2015 Signed by Chair of Governors... S Hart Signed by Headteacher... J McDonald Review Frequency 3 years Date of next Review Autumn 2017

2 Details of the policy Date of Policy review: March 2015 Date of next review: Autumn 2017 The Revel C of E Primary School SRE Policy Who the review will involve: e.g. school staff, pupils, parents, governors, school nurse Senior member of staff responsible for overseeing that this policy is implemented and regularly reviewed: by PSHE Co-ordinator Development and dissemination process This policy was formulated by a working party consisting of the Head teacher, PSHE Co-ordinator, Science Co-ordinator, School Nurse, Chair of Governors and members of the RSFA. The policy was informed by consultation discussions with pupils during circle time and School Council meetings. The policy will be communicated to all relevant partner agencies and visitors and available to all staff. During the review process a summary of the policy was made available to parents in the school foyer. The Context and Relationship to Other School Policies PSHE policy - The school delivers the non-statutory elements of SRE in the PSHE curriculum Science policy - The school delivers the statutory elements of SRE in the Science Curriculum Child protection and Safeguarding policy - In the event of a disclosure or concerns about a pupil at risk of harm, see the school's policy on Child Protection Confidentiality policy - Teachers and visitors are expected to work within the boundaries of the school's policy on Confidentiality SEN/Equality statement - For further guidance on the provision for young people with SEN, see the Equality statement and SEN policy Using outside visitors in school policy - The school uses the school nurse/other visitors to contribute to the SRE programme in school. This policy outlines the responsibilities for both the visitor and the school Code of Conduct- Sex and relationships guidance fits into the wider pastoral role of school staff, as advice and guidance may be sought outside of SRE lessons Anti-bullying - The school's policy on anti-bullying is important as it highlights the safe and caring environment the school actively promote to support teaching and learning in the school Aims of the Policy This policy aims to: Clarify what schools are required to do by law Give guidance on some of the issues involved in delivering an SRE curriculum Identify the importance of delivering SRE as part of the PSHE curriculum Emphasise the importance of working in partnership with parents and the wider community Address some of the issues for schools concerning confidentiality Ensure SRE is delivered through a whole-school approach of Spring Fever Enable staff to work effectively with young people on all personal relationship and sexual health issues Local and National Guidance Documents that have been used in the creation of this policy are acknowledged below:

3 Sex and Relationship Education Guidance (DfEE,2000) Quality Standards for Sex and Relationships Education (Warwickshire LEA 2002) Sex and Relationships Education for Primary Age Children (Sex Education Forum Fact sheet, 2002) How this Policy Links to Local and National Priorities Strong delivery of SRE/PSHE by schools was recently found to be one of the main factors for reducing teenage pregnancy and improving sexual health. Key features included; systematic delivery of SRE/PSHE in primary and secondary schools; a strong focus on achieving National Healthy School Status and the use of the DFES SRE Guidance (issued in 2000) as a driver for training and support in schools, including planned programmes of training for Governors. The Children Act 1989 This places a duty on professionals working with young people to talk about sex and relationships with young people in order to help them acquire knowledge and information about their bodies, sex and sexual health and to develop relevant skills. Introduction Effective Sex and Relationships Education (SRE) in primary schools can help children build happier, healthier relationships now and in their adult lives and can also contribute to reducing teenage pregnancy (National Children s Bureau, 2006) SRE is a lifelong learning process of acquiring information; developing skills and forming positive beliefs and attitudes about sex, sexuality, relationships and feelings (Sex Education Forum 1999). The 1996 Education Act consolidates all relevant previous legislation and states that all schools must provide an up to date policy that describes the content and organisation of SRE provided outside the National Curriculum Science Order. The DfEE Sex and Relationship Education Guidance (2000) support this legislation and recommends that all schools should have a sex and relationship education programme tailored to the age and physical and emotional maturity of the pupils. Effective SRE is key in supporting young people through their physical, emotional and moral development, enabling them to make informed life choices confidently, and furthering their respect for themselves and others as they move through life. Objectives of Sex and Relationships Education The objectives of sex and relationship education in The Revel C of E School are to: Help support young people through physical, emotional and moral development at all ages Provide pupils with accurate information through Spring Fever and help them develop the skills to understand difference and respect for themselves and others from Reception to Year six Promote the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of our pupils Teach young people the facts about human sexuality, encouraging them to mature and respect themselves Inform children and young people about relationships, love, care and the responsibilities of parenthood Ensure young people understand how the law applies to sexual relationships Desired Outcomes for Sex and Relationships Education The desired outcomes for sex and relationship education in The Revel C of E School are to: Develop confidence in talking, listening and thinking about feelings and relationships with pupils Enable young people to make responsible and well-informed decisions about their lives

4 Prepare pupils for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of adult life Inform children about puberty before they experience the on-set of physical change Ensure children's on-going emotional and physical development is supported through their transition year before moving to secondary school through an open question session in year six Develop positive values and a moral framework that will guide their decisions, judgements and behaviour Reduce the incidence of teenage conceptions Provide young people with the skills to avoid being pressured into risk-taking behaviours To make children aware of the dangers of on line activities Management and Co-ordination There is an identified member of staff who seeks advice from the school nurses and Respect Yourself Campaign in the implementation of the SRE curriculum within our school. Class teachers are now trained and implementing SRE in their classrooms. The Head Teacher, Mrs Hopper, Mrs Sharp and Mrs Francioso (T.A.) are the members of staff responsible for child protection issues within school; they are clear on all procedures and progressive steps in dealing when incidents arise. Staffing and Staff Development Staff need to feel confident about teaching SRE. Every year training time is given for the teaching of Spring Fever. The school nursing team is also available to support teachers in this role. The personal attitudes and beliefs of teachers will not influence their delivery of the SRE curriculum within the PSHE framework. Curriculum Organisation Planning and Delivery SRE is lifelong learning about physical, emotional and moral development. It is about the understanding of the importance of marriage for family life, stable and loving relationships, respect, love and care. It is also about the teaching of sex, sexuality and sexual health. It is not about the promotion of sexual orientation or sexual activity (DFEE 2000) The PSHE curriculum has 3 elements: Attitudes and Values - respect, stability, love/care, decision-making, considering moral dilemmas, conscience, nurturing Personal and Social skills - managing emotions, confidence, self-respect, actions and consequences, managing conflict Knowledge and Understanding - physical development, human sexuality, reproduction, contraception, delaying sexual activity, avoiding sexually transmitted infections and unplanned pregnancy The teaching methods used are suited to the ages and abilities of the pupils taught and allow for opportunities to discuss issues on a one to one or group basis. Monitoring, Evaluation and Review Following OFSTED recommendations (2002), the monitoring and evaluation of SRE is carried out thoroughly using a range of evidence. Pupils learning and progress within SRE is recorded to ensure they receive their full entitlement to education. The SRE Curriculum and its delivery will be monitored by the PSHE Co-ordinator with the support of the Science Co-ordinator and School Nurse using the following methods: Lesson observations and feedback to teachers Looking at samples of pupils' work Teachers making regular comments on the scheme of work/lesson plans

5 Monitoring curriculum plans weekly, mid-term and termly, with feedback to teachers Feedback from curriculum co-ordinators, heads of year, class teachers and pupils about what has been covered SRE/PSHE as a regular agenda item at governor curriculum meetings PSHE co-ordinator interviewing pupils on a yearly basis Parental evaluations and feedback after Spring Fever week The implementation of Spring Fever throughout the school Approaches to evaluation include: Questionnaires at the end of units or as part of an end of year review Feedback from pupils and teachers about particular aspects of the SRE curriculum, e.g. external contributors, theatre-in-education, peer education Comparison with the baseline of pupils' existing knowledge, understanding and skills This will enable any training needs to be identified and ensure the programme remains relevant to the needs of the pupils. Spring Fever Agreement The school nurse and class teachers will develop a set of ground rules to create a safe environment in which no-one feels embarrassed or anxious about unintended or unexpected questions or comments from pupils. These rules are used in every PSHE lesson and reinforced daily during Spring Fever week. Examples of ground rules the school promote includes: No-one will have to answer a personal question No-one will be forced to take part in a discussion Only the correct names for body parts will be used Meanings of words will be explained in a sensible and factual way Distancing Techniques The class teacher will avoid embarrassment and protect pupils privacy by always depersonalising discussions. For example role play will be used to help pupils act out situations. Case studies with invented characters, appropriate videos and visits to theatre in education groups will all help pupils discuss sensitive issues and develop their decision-making skills in a safe environment. A questions box is available to help children ask questions they may be embarrassed by. Dealing with questions Teachers will establish clear parameters of what is appropriate and inappropriate in a whole class setting. Below are guidelines the school encourages: If a question is too personal, the teacher will remind the pupil of the ground rules. If the pupil needs further support, the teacher can refer to her or him to the appropriate person, such as a school counsellor, school nurse, helpline, or an outside agency or service If a teacher doesn't know the answer to a question, the teacher will acknowledge this, and suggest that the pupil or teacher or both together research the question If a question is too explicit, feels too old for a pupil, is inappropriate for the whole class, or raises concerns about sexual abuse, the teacher will acknowledge it and promise to attend to it later on an individual basis. To maintain trust and respect the teacher must remember to talk with the pupil later and if concerned that a pupil is at risk of sexual abuse, they will follow the school's child protection procedures.

6 How Our School Responds to Sensitive Issues Puberty Sex and relationship education is established within a context of PSHE, so as pupils reach puberty they will know and understand that they will change and develop, and will have confidence in managing the physical and emotional changes. Menstruation The onset of menstruation can be alarming for girls if they are not prepared. As with puberty, the school programme of SRE will include preparation for menstruation and information for both girls and boys. The school will also make adequate and sensitive preparation to help girls cope with menstruation and with requests for sanitary protection. Safer sex, HIV/AIDS and STDs These areas follow our sex education programme when the children begin secondary education. Partnerships The school liaises closely with parents to reassure them of the content of the SRE programme, the context within which it is taught, and to support them in their teaching of SRE ensuring they feel confident engaging in discussions about the subject with their children. The school will help support parents in: Helping their children learn the correct names of the body Talking with their children about feelings and relationships Answering questions about growing up, having babies, feeling attraction sexuality, sex, relationships and sexual health with age appropriate material Parents have the option to opt their children out of SRE lessons in our school The school will also consult parents regularly on the content of the sex and relationship education and invite new parents to Spring Fever parent meeting. Other agencies supporting the school s SRE curriculum are: health professionals, school nurse, healthy living network all of which are aware of this policy and the SRE programme and work in-line with it. Outside visitors work within the framework outlined in the Using outside visitors in school policy. Equality of Opportunity All pupils regardless of their developing sexuality are entitled to an SRE curriculum which is relevant to their age group and sensitive to their needs. Teachers should be aware that for some children the SRE they receive at school will be the main, and sometimes the only source of sex education, particularly for children from some ethnic communities. Special Educational Needs and Learning Difficulties The Revel C of E School has a duty to ensure that children with SEN and learning difficulties are properly included in sex and relationship education. Sex and relationship education will help all pupils understand their physical and emotional development and enable them to make positive decisions in their lives. Some parents and carers of children with SEN may find it difficult to accept their children s developing sexuality. Some pupils will be more confused about what is acceptable public behaviour. These children will be given more help to develop skills to reduce the risks of being abused and exploited, and to learn what sorts of behaviour are, and are not, acceptable. The Revel C of E School will ensure that pupils with SEN receive sex and relationship education. Teachers may need to be more explicit and plan work in different ways in order to meet the individual needs of children with SEN or learning difficulties. Our school will take care not to marginalise sex and relationship education. Pupils with SEN will not be withdrawn from PSHE&C so that they can catch up on National Curriculum subjects.

7 Confidentiality and Handling Disclosures Teachers, pupils and parents should be aware of the boundaries regarding confidentiality within the curriculum. Teachers cannot offer or guarantee absolute confidentiality, but should ensure pupils are informed of sources of confidential help, e.g. school nurse, counsellor, GP, advice services. Only in the most exceptional circumstances, when it is considered in the best interests of the young person, will information be handled without parental knowledge. Where younger pupils are involved this will be if there are grounds for serious concern and child protection issues should be addressed. Normally, the Head teacher would make this decision. Disclosures Disclosures from pupils may take place at an inappropriate place or time. If this happens, the teacher will talk again individually to the pupil before the end of the school day. The teacher may be able to discuss the issue with an appropriate colleague without giving the name of the pupil. If not, the teacher will follow the school s confidentiality policy. In the rare case where a child of primary age discloses information they are sexually active, this becomes an issue of child protection and the named member of staff for child protection should be informed. Pupils must be made aware that confidentiality cannot be guaranteed and that they will be informed of all actions relating to their disclosure. Health professionals are bound by their own codes of conduct to maintain confidentiality. When working within a classroom they are also bound by the school s policies. Outside the classroom situation, they can exercise their own professional judgement maintaining the pupil s best interests at all times. Child Protection Children cannot learn effectively if they are concerned or frightened about being abused or being victims of violence in their own home. They have a right to expect schools to provide a safe and secure environment. Any fears or worries they bring into the classroom should not go unnoticed by staff. Teachers need to be aware that effective sex and relationship education, which brings an understanding of what is, and is not, acceptable in a relationship, can lead to disclosure of a child protection issue. If a member of school s staff suspects that a child is a victim of, or they have reason to believe that he/she is at risk of abuse, they should be aware of the procedures for reporting their concerns and to whom they should do so. Our senior member of staff with designated responsibility for child protection is the Head Teacher. If a member of staff is accused of abuse, the procedures outlined in the school s child protection and safe guarding policy will be followed. Sources of Support School Nursing team

WEXHAM COURT PRIMARY SCHOOL. Sex and Relationship Education Policy

WEXHAM COURT PRIMARY SCHOOL. Sex and Relationship Education Policy WEXHAM COURT PRIMARY SCHOOL Sex and Relationship Education Policy Date Approved: Autumn 2015 Date for Review: Autumn 2018 Responsibility: Approved By: Pupil Support & Transforming Learning Committee Full

More information

Factsheet. n Primary schools should have a policy. The Learning and Skills Act 2000 requires that: n young people learn about the nature of

Factsheet. n Primary schools should have a policy. The Learning and Skills Act 2000 requires that: n young people learn about the nature of Factsheet Sex and relationships education January 2011 Sex and relationships education (SRE) is learning about the emotional, social and physical aspects of growing up, relationships, sex, human sexuality

More information

Sex and Relationship Education Guidance

Sex and Relationship Education Guidance Guidance Curriculum & Standards Sex and Relationship Education Guidance Head teachers, Teachers & School Governors Status: good practice Date of issue: July 2000 Ref: DfEE 0116/2000 Contents Introduction

More information

The St James and Emmanuel Academy Trust

The St James and Emmanuel Academy Trust The St James and Emmanuel Academy Trust Sex and Relationships Education Policy Didsbury CE/West Didsbury CE Sex and Relationship Education (SRE) Policy Guidance, Sept 2015 1. Introduction context Our school

More information

RELATIONSHIP & SEX EDUCATION POLICY

RELATIONSHIP & SEX EDUCATION POLICY RELATIONSHIP & SEX EDUCATION POLICY Prepared by: Rohit Gohil, Deputy Headteacher Approved by: Governing Board, September 2015 Review date: September 2016 LEYSLAND HIGH SCHOOL RELATIONSHIP AND SEX EDUCATION

More information

St. Joseph s Catholic Primary School. Sex and Relationships Education Policy

St. Joseph s Catholic Primary School. Sex and Relationships Education Policy St. Joseph s Catholic Primary School St. Alban Catholic Schools Partnership In the Light of Jesus we Learn to Shine Sex and Relationships Education Policy Introduction As a Christian community we promote

More information

Orchid Vale Primary School Drug Alcohol and Tobacco Education Policy

Orchid Vale Primary School Drug Alcohol and Tobacco Education Policy Orchid Vale Primary School Drug Alcohol and Tobacco Education Policy This policy takes full account of the school s legal obligations and the latest DfES guidance Policy Formulation The policy was discussed

More information

Approved by Governors: Due for approval 16/11/15

Approved by Governors: Due for approval 16/11/15 Date Reviewed: October 2015 Approved by Governors: Due for approval 16/11/15 Next Review Date: October 2016 MOUNT PELLON PRIMARY ACADEMY Sex and Relationships Education Policy Introduction and Aims Mount

More information

Sex and relationships education in schools

Sex and relationships education in schools Guidance Welsh Assembly Government Circular No: 019/2010 Replaces Circular No: 11/2002 education in schools Audience Overview Action required Further information Additional copies Related documents Headteachers,

More information

Sex Education in Scottish Schools A Guide for Parents and Carers

Sex Education in Scottish Schools A Guide for Parents and Carers Sex Education in Scottish Schools A Guide for Parents and Carers guide What is this leaflet for? The Scottish Executive has recently produced national advice and guidance on sex education. This leaflet

More information

The Current Status of Sex and Relationships Education under the Coalition Government

The Current Status of Sex and Relationships Education under the Coalition Government CURRENT status of Sex and Relationships Education March 2011 The Current Status of Sex and Relationships Education under the Coalition Government Under the new coalition government the status of sex and

More information

CHILD PROTECTION POLICY FOR DUNMOW ST MARY S PRIMARY SCHOOL. APPROVED BY GOVERNORS 13 TH OCTOBER 2015 (Minor update added January 2016)

CHILD PROTECTION POLICY FOR DUNMOW ST MARY S PRIMARY SCHOOL. APPROVED BY GOVERNORS 13 TH OCTOBER 2015 (Minor update added January 2016) CHILD PROTECTION POLICY FOR DUNMOW ST MARY S PRIMARY SCHOOL APPROVED BY GOVERNORS 13 TH OCTOBER 2015 (Minor update added ) POLICY TO BE REVIEWED OCTOBER 2016 DESIGNATED SAFEGUARDING LEAD: Clare Griffiths

More information

GREAT WALTHAM C of E PRIMARY SCHOOL

GREAT WALTHAM C of E PRIMARY SCHOOL GREAT WALTHAM C of E PRIMARY SCHOOL CHILD PROTECTION POLICY JULY 2015 Approved by Staff July 2015 Adopted by Governors of the FGB Committee July 2015 Recommended Review Date July 2016 1 KEY CONTACTS WITHIN

More information

Sex & Relationships Education Policy

Sex & Relationships Education Policy Sex & Relationships Education Policy Reviewed with Staff: Autumn Term 2013 Ratified by governors: Autumn Term 2013 Next review: Autumn Term 2017 Moulsham Junior School Sex & Relationships Education policy

More information

CASTOR CE PRIMARY SCHOOL SAFEGUARDING POLICY

CASTOR CE PRIMARY SCHOOL SAFEGUARDING POLICY CASTOR CE PRIMARY SCHOOL INTRODUCTION SAFEGUARDING POLICY Castor CE Primary School fully recognises the responsibility it has under Section 157/175 of the Education Act 2002 to have arrangements about

More information

PSHE at key stages 1 4 Guidance on assessment, recording and reporting

PSHE at key stages 1 4 Guidance on assessment, recording and reporting PSHE at key stages 1 4 Guidance on assessment, recording and reporting October 2005 QCA/05/2183 Contents About this guidance...2 What is this guidance for?...2 Why is assessment important?...2 Who is this

More information

Unit G Giving and receiving support. About the unit. Drug, alcohol and tobacco education guidance at key stage 4. Where the unit fits in

Unit G Giving and receiving support. About the unit. Drug, alcohol and tobacco education guidance at key stage 4. Where the unit fits in Drug, alcohol and tobacco education guidance at key stage 4 Giving and receiving support About the unit In this unit, pupils learn about some of the longer-term consequences of misusing drugs or alcohol,

More information

BRIDGE HOUSE COLLEGE IKOYI, LAGOS knowledge for success

BRIDGE HOUSE COLLEGE IKOYI, LAGOS knowledge for success BRIDGE HOUSE COLLEGE IKOYI, LAGOS knowledge for success CHILD PROTECTION POLICY FOR BRIDGE HOUSE COLLEGE (BHC) KEY CONTACTS WITHIN THE BRIDGE HOUSE COLLEGE (SEPTEMBER 2013) DESIGNATED CHILD PROTECTION

More information

SCHOOL CHILD PROTECTION POLICY

SCHOOL CHILD PROTECTION POLICY SCHOOL CHILD PROTECTION POLICY (NAME OF SCHOOL) This policy was originally developed on (INSERT DATE) and adopted on (INSERT DATE). The name of the Designated Senior Person is: (INSERT NAME) The name of

More information

Safeguarding Children Policy (Early Years Child Protection)

Safeguarding Children Policy (Early Years Child Protection) Safeguarding Children Policy (Early Years Child Protection) All parents and carers are asked to read this document carefully prior to a child being placed The purpose of this is to keep each child safe

More information

Clipston Primary School and Great Creaton Primary School

Clipston Primary School and Great Creaton Primary School Clipston Primary School and Great Creaton Primary School Child Protection Policy Child Protection Policy To be presented to Governors: January 2016 To be adopted by Governing Body: January 2016 Proposed

More information

FACT FILE 03/12 LINK GOVERNORS

FACT FILE 03/12 LINK GOVERNORS FACT FILE 03/12 LINK GOVERNORS What are link governors? One of the key roles and responsibilities for the governing body is to monitor the progress and performance of the school. Many governors hold positions

More information

1 RELATIONSHIPS AND SEXUALITY EDUCATION

1 RELATIONSHIPS AND SEXUALITY EDUCATION 1 RELATIONSHIPS AND SEXUALITY EDUCATION This factsheet outlines current law and policy on the teaching of relationships and sexuality education (RSE) in Northern Ireland s schools. In official and other

More information

Safeguarding Policy. Blueberry Park Primary School

Safeguarding Policy. Blueberry Park Primary School Safeguarding Policy Blueberry Park Primary School 1 PRINCIPLES... 2 DESIGNATED MEMBER OF STAFF... 4 DESIGNATED GOVERNOR/... 6 RECRUITMENT... 6 VOLUNTEERS... 7 INDUCTION & TRAINING... 7 DEALING WITH CONCERNS...

More information

Boothville Primary School. Dealing with Allegations against School Personnel, Volunteers, Headteacher or Pupils. Allegations

Boothville Primary School. Dealing with Allegations against School Personnel, Volunteers, Headteacher or Pupils. Allegations Dealing with against School Personnel, Volunteers, Headteacher or Pupils Dealing with against School Personnel, Volunteers, Headteacher or Pupils Date Sept 15 Review Date Sept 16 Designated Child Protection

More information

Safeguarding / Child Protection Policy

Safeguarding / Child Protection Policy Safeguarding / Child Protection Policy Policy statement on equality and diversity The School will promote equality of opportunity for students and staff from all social, cultural and economic backgrounds

More information

NSPCC s Share Aware Teaching Guidance

NSPCC s Share Aware Teaching Guidance NSPCC s Share Aware Teaching Guidance Helping children stay safe on social networks, apps and games The Share Aware teaching resources and lesson plans have been created to provide straightforward, no-nonsense

More information

Job Description Deputy Head Teacher The Deputy Head Teacher is responsible to the Head Teacher in all aspects of school life and will be the first

Job Description Deputy Head Teacher The Deputy Head Teacher is responsible to the Head Teacher in all aspects of school life and will be the first Job Description Deputy Head Teacher The Deputy Head Teacher is responsible to the Head Teacher in all aspects of school life and will be the first point of contact in the Head Teacher s absence. You are

More information

Safeguarding. Chapel Road School

Safeguarding. Chapel Road School Specialist School for Communication and Interaction Safeguarding At Chapel Road School Designated Safeguarding Officers (DSO) Karin Heap Julie Montagner Wendy Callow Headteacher Assistant Head outreach

More information

KEYHAM LODGE SCHOOL CHILD PROTECTION POLICY

KEYHAM LODGE SCHOOL CHILD PROTECTION POLICY KEYHAM LODGE SCHOOL CHILD PROTECTION POLICY Date Reviewed: December 2010 Endorsed by Governors 25/11/09 Review date: Autumn term 2011 Consultation: Dissemination: Headteacher, Deputy Head, Assistant Heads,

More information

Hartshill School. Summary of key findings for parents and pupils. School report. Inspection dates 24 25 April 2013

Hartshill School. Summary of key findings for parents and pupils. School report. Inspection dates 24 25 April 2013 School report Hartshill School Church Road, Hartshill, Nuneaton, CV10 0NA Inspection dates 24 25 April 2013 Overall effectiveness Previous inspection: Satisfactory 3 This inspection: Good 2 Achievement

More information

Scottish Parliament Health and Sport Committee s Inquiry into Teenage Pregnancy in Scotland Evidence from CHILDREN 1 ST

Scottish Parliament Health and Sport Committee s Inquiry into Teenage Pregnancy in Scotland Evidence from CHILDREN 1 ST Scottish Parliament Health and Sport Committee s Inquiry into Teenage Pregnancy in Scotland Evidence from CHILDREN 1 ST February 2013 For over 125 years CHILDREN 1 ST has been working to build a better

More information

Education Committee inquiry into PSHE and SRE in schools. Written evidence submitted by Childnet International

Education Committee inquiry into PSHE and SRE in schools. Written evidence submitted by Childnet International Education Committee inquiry into PSHE and SRE in schools Written evidence submitted by Childnet International Executive Summary 1. As a children s internet safety charity we have been pleased to see the

More information

TUNBRIDGE WELLS GIRLS GRAMMAR SCHOOL Adopted: March 2015 Review: March 2016

TUNBRIDGE WELLS GIRLS GRAMMAR SCHOOL Adopted: March 2015 Review: March 2016 TUNBRIDGE WELLS GIRLS GRAMMAR SCHOOL Adopted: March 2015 Review: March 2016 SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL NEEDS AND DISABILITY (SEND) POLICY RATIONALE This policy document is a statement of the aims, principles

More information

Equality of Opportunity

Equality of Opportunity Equality of Opportunity Reviewed and agreed by Trustees: 24/09/14 Next Review Date: September 2017 Equality of Opportunity Policy Equal opportunity is the right of everyone to equal chances, and each individual

More information

SEND / Local Offer Information. St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Primary School

SEND / Local Offer Information. St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Primary School SEND / Local Offer Information St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Primary School Welcome At St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Primary School we believe that each individual is created by God and is unique and equal

More information

Early Years Foundation Stage Policy and Guidelines

Early Years Foundation Stage Policy and Guidelines St. James Primary School Church of England Academy Early Years Foundation Stage Policy and Guidelines Revised by: Head, Staff & Governors Date: September 2013 Next Review: July 2015 or sooner if regulations/circumstances

More information

Reviewing your drug and alcohol policy. A toolkit for schools

Reviewing your drug and alcohol policy. A toolkit for schools Reviewing your drug and alcohol policy A toolkit for schools Contents 1. Introduction 3 2. Consultation 5 3. Local support for schools 7 4. Working group activities 9 5. Consulting teachers 11 6. Consulting

More information

Model Child Protection Policy

Model Child Protection Policy Model Child Protection Policy (Model) Child Protection Policy for (Name of School) Introduction (Name of School) fully recognises the contribution it makes to child protection. There are three main elements

More information

Job Description for Foundation Stage Class Teachers

Job Description for Foundation Stage Class Teachers Job Description for Foundation Stage Class Teachers JOB TITLE : GRADE : JOB PURPOSE : RESPONSIBLE TO: Class Teacher (Foundation Stage) Teachers Main pay scale or Upper Pay Spine To deliver outstanding

More information

Dorset s Model of Good Practice: Education and Support for Pregnant Students and School Age Parents

Dorset s Model of Good Practice: Education and Support for Pregnant Students and School Age Parents Dorset s Model of Good Practice: Education and Support for Pregnant Students and School Age Parents Updated April 2009 1 ================================================================ Contents Page Introduction

More information

St. Gregory s Catholic Primary School Behaviour Policy

St. Gregory s Catholic Primary School Behaviour Policy St. Gregory s Catholic Primary School Behaviour Policy We believe in Jesus Christ, through him, with him, in him, anything is possible Date approved: 01/11/2015 Frequency of review: HT free to determine

More information

CHRIST CHURCH C OF E (VA) PRIMARY SCHOOL AND NURSERY. SEN Information Report

CHRIST CHURCH C OF E (VA) PRIMARY SCHOOL AND NURSERY. SEN Information Report SEN Information Report Children at Christ Church School are all closely monitored. The school has policies in place to ensure the graduated response to the identification and assessment of children falling

More information

Healthy Eating Policy

Healthy Eating Policy Healthy Eating Policy 1. CONTEXT This is a small school. The pupils come from a mixture of private and local authority housing in the area and generally show attainment that matches the expected levels

More information

Sex and Relationships Education (SRE) and Teenage Pregnancy Policy

Sex and Relationships Education (SRE) and Teenage Pregnancy Policy Executive Principal: Sir J A Townsley BA (Hons) NPQH Chair of the Board: Mr D Morgan Sex and Relationships Education (SRE) and Teenage Pregnancy Policy Designated Teacher: Director of Inclusive Support

More information

Weald Rise Primary School. Assessment Policy

Weald Rise Primary School. Assessment Policy Rising to the challenge, striving for excellence Weald Rise Primary School Assessment Policy Approved by Governing Body on: November 2015 Signed by Chair of Governors: Review Date: September 2017 This

More information

SAFEGUARDING CHILDREN AND CHILD PROTECTION POLICY

SAFEGUARDING CHILDREN AND CHILD PROTECTION POLICY SAFEGUARDING CHILDREN AND CHILD PROTECTION POLICY Our setting will work with children, parents and the community to ensure the rights and safety of children and to give them the very best start in life.

More information

Parkfields Middle School. Policy 7

Parkfields Middle School. Policy 7 Parkfields Middle School Policy 7 PASTORAL CARE POLICY Introduction The governors believe that a key factor in the success of the school is a comprehensive pastoral care system which recognises the needs

More information

KING CHARLES PRIMARY SCHOOL CHILD PROTECTION & SAFEGUARDING POLICY. For Schools and Education Establishments in Cornwall

KING CHARLES PRIMARY SCHOOL CHILD PROTECTION & SAFEGUARDING POLICY. For Schools and Education Establishments in Cornwall KING CHARLES PRIMARY SCHOOL CHILD PROTECTION & SAFEGUARDING POLICY For Schools and Education Establishments in Cornwall May 2014 1 Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy This policy was developed and

More information

STAFF & GOVERNOR USE OF SOCIAL MEDIA AND INTERNET SITES POLICY

STAFF & GOVERNOR USE OF SOCIAL MEDIA AND INTERNET SITES POLICY Page 1 of 7 Alveston CofE Primary School has adopted this policy from the Local Authority. INTRODUCTION Social media includes online social forums such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn, and websites such

More information

School Child Protection & Safeguarding Policy 2014/2015

School Child Protection & Safeguarding Policy 2014/2015 School Child Protection & Safeguarding Policy 2014/2015 Abbey Park Primary Academy Child Protection & Safeguarding Policy 2014/2015 The Acting Principal is Emme Ford This policy was developed on the 10

More information

Hillocks Primary and Nursery School

Hillocks Primary and Nursery School Hillocks Primary and Nursery School Policy for Assessment, recording and reporting. 1 POLICY FOR ASSESSMENT, RECORDING AND REPORTING Introduction At Hillocks, the key purpose for assessment is to move

More information

John Donne CofE Lower School

John Donne CofE Lower School John Donne CofE Lower School Inspection report Unique reference number 109615 Local authority Central Bedfordshire Inspection number 377952 Inspection dates 8 9 March 2012 Lead inspector Susan Thomas-Pounce

More information

Guidance for Schools, Academies, Colleges and other Education Settings

Guidance for Schools, Academies, Colleges and other Education Settings Guidance for Schools, Academies, Colleges and other Education Settings Provision of Education, Support and Reintegration of Pregnant Students and Young Parents Updated 2012 2 Foreword This guidance has

More information

DRUG, ALCOHOL AND TOBACCO EDUCATION POLICY

DRUG, ALCOHOL AND TOBACCO EDUCATION POLICY HOLMESDALE COMMUNITY INFANT SCHOOL DRUG, ALCOHOL AND TOBACCO EDUCATION POLICY Agreed by Staff... March 2012 Approved by Governors... March 2012 Review Date... March 2014 DRUG, ALCOHOL & TOBACCO EDUCATION

More information

SCHOOLS SAFE 4 GIRLS - Questionnaire for schools

SCHOOLS SAFE 4 GIRLS - Questionnaire for schools SCHOOLS SAFE 4 GIRLS - Questionnaire for schools What is this questionnaire for? Schools have a critical role to play in helping young people to develop healthy attitudes and behaviours, as well as identifying

More information

MODEL CHILD PROTECTION POLICY

MODEL CHILD PROTECTION POLICY Fact Series Child Protection Policy (Model) version 2.2 July 2009 MODEL CHILD PROTECTION POLICY NODA Headquarters regularly receives requests from affiliated societies for advice about implementing a Child

More information

Higher level teaching assistant. Professional standards for higher level teaching assistants

Higher level teaching assistant. Professional standards for higher level teaching assistants Higher level teaching assistant Professional standards for higher level teaching assistants Foreword Schools are changing. Headteachers and teachers know that the school workforce needs to be able to

More information

Islington Arts and Media School Turle Road, London, N4 3LS

Islington Arts and Media School Turle Road, London, N4 3LS P R O T E C T I N S P E C T I O N School report Islington Arts and Media School Turle Road, London, N4 3LS Inspection dates 6 7 November 2013 Overall effectiveness Previous inspection: Good 2 This inspection:

More information

Winslow Church of England Combined School Lowndes Way, Winslow, Buckingham, MK18 3EN

Winslow Church of England Combined School Lowndes Way, Winslow, Buckingham, MK18 3EN School report Winslow Church of England Combined School Lowndes Way, Winslow, Buckingham, MK18 3EN Inspection dates 20 21 November 2012 Overall effectiveness Previous inspection: Satisfactory 3 This inspection:

More information

Weston Turville CE School MISSION STATEMENT: TO PURSUE WISDOM WITHIN A CHRISTIAN ETHOS. Monitoring & Evaluation Policy. Adopted by staff: Autumn 2014

Weston Turville CE School MISSION STATEMENT: TO PURSUE WISDOM WITHIN A CHRISTIAN ETHOS. Monitoring & Evaluation Policy. Adopted by staff: Autumn 2014 Weston Turville CE School MISSION STATEMENT: TO PURSUE WISDOM WITHIN A CHRISTIAN ETHOS Monitoring & Evaluation Policy Co-ordinator: Policy Produced by: Mrs K Brooks Mrs K Brooks Adopted by staff: Autumn

More information

Self-Injury - a short guide for Schools and Teachers Including how to write a self-injury policy

Self-Injury - a short guide for Schools and Teachers Including how to write a self-injury policy Self-Injury - a short guide for Schools and Teachers Including how to write a self-injury policy Adapted from the LifeSIGNS Self-Injury Awareness Booklet 2007 by Mary Hillery 2008 References from original

More information

Abbey College Cambridge

Abbey College Cambridge S c h o o l r e p o r t Abbey College Cambridge 17 Station Road, Cambridge, CB1 2JB Inspection dates 28 30 January 2014 Overall effectiveness 1 Pupils achievement 1 Pupils behaviour and personal development

More information

RE TEACHING AND LEARNING POLICY FOR ST. ANDREW S C OF E (VA) PRIMARY SCHOOL

RE TEACHING AND LEARNING POLICY FOR ST. ANDREW S C OF E (VA) PRIMARY SCHOOL RE TEACHING AND LEARNING POLICY FOR ST. ANDREW S C OF E (VA) PRIMARY SCHOOL Reviewed by Staff: Spring 2016 Ratified by FGB: Spring (2) 2016 Vision: RE gives children space, the chance to be themselves,

More information

Blue Coat Church of England School and Music College Terry Road, Coventry, CV1 2BA

Blue Coat Church of England School and Music College Terry Road, Coventry, CV1 2BA School report Blue Coat Church of England School and Music College Terry Road, Coventry, CV1 2BA Inspection dates 5 6 February 2014 Overall effectiveness Previous inspection: Not previously inspected This

More information

The Sholing Technology College

The Sholing Technology College The Sholing Technology College Inspection report Unique Reference Number 116451 Local Authority Southampton Inspection number 37960 Inspection dates 05 06 October 011 Reporting inspector Christopher Russell

More information

A report on. Johnstown C.P. School Tre Ioan Caerfyrddin SA31 3HS. Date of inspection: May 2011

A report on. Johnstown C.P. School Tre Ioan Caerfyrddin SA31 3HS. Date of inspection: May 2011 A report on Johnstown C.P. School Tre Ioan Caerfyrddin SA31 3HS Date of inspection: by Estyn, Her Majesty s Inspectorate for Education and Training in Wales During each inspection, inspectors aim to answer

More information

Careers Policy. This Careers policy covers Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance together with Work related Learning and Enterprise.

Careers Policy. This Careers policy covers Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance together with Work related Learning and Enterprise. The Ferrers School Careers Policy Date of Policy: January 2006 Review Date: When legislation or other changes occur Last Review: May 2015 Introduction This policy document is the result of new statutory

More information

WIMBLEDON CHASE PRIMARY SCHOOL CHILD PROTECTION POLICY WIMBLEDON CHASE PRIMARY SCHOOL IS AN INNOVATIVE LEARNING COMMUNITY COMMITTED TO EXCELLENCE

WIMBLEDON CHASE PRIMARY SCHOOL CHILD PROTECTION POLICY WIMBLEDON CHASE PRIMARY SCHOOL IS AN INNOVATIVE LEARNING COMMUNITY COMMITTED TO EXCELLENCE WIMBLEDON CHASE PRIMARY SCHOOL CHILD PROTECTION POLICY VISION STATEMENT WIMBLEDON CHASE PRIMARY SCHOOL IS AN INNOVATIVE LEARNING COMMUNITY COMMITTED TO EXCELLENCE AIMS OF CHILD PROTECTION POLICY To provide

More information

CHILD PROTECTION POLICY. City of London School (CLS) City of London School for Girls (CLSG) City of London Freemen's School (CLFS)}

CHILD PROTECTION POLICY. City of London School (CLS) City of London School for Girls (CLSG) City of London Freemen's School (CLFS)} CHILD PROTECTION POLICY City of London School (CLS) City of London School for Girls (CLSG) City of London Freemen's School (CLFS)} Statement: We The School are committed to safeguarding and promoting the

More information

Fairfield Endowed CE (C) Junior School

Fairfield Endowed CE (C) Junior School Fairfield Endowed CE (C) Junior School Policy Document Anti-Bullying 2016 Agreed by governors on: Minute no.: Signed: Agreed by governors on: Minute no.: Signed: Agreed by governors on: Minute no.: Signed:

More information

Clewer Green CE Aided First School

Clewer Green CE Aided First School Clewer Green CE Aided First School Inspiring Children If my teacher believes in me I know I can do it Mia, Year 4 Hatch Lane, Windsor. SL4 3RL Tel: 01753 864544 Email: clewergreen@rbwm.org.uk Website:

More information

Health and wellbeing Principles and practice

Health and wellbeing Principles and practice Health and wellbeing Principles and practice Curriculum for Excellence has an important role to play in promoting the health and wellbeing of children and young people and of all of those in the educational

More information

KS3 Curriculum Map Yr:7 Subject:PSHE Term Content Skills Type of Assessment 1 Introduction to Year 7 Friendships KS3 diploma session

KS3 Curriculum Map Yr:7 Subject:PSHE Term Content Skills Type of Assessment 1 Introduction to Year 7 Friendships KS3 diploma session KS3 Curriculum Map Yr:7 Subject:PSHE Term Content Skills Type of Assessment 1 Introduction to Year 7 Friendships KS3 diploma session Bullying Citizenship 1 - Citizenship 2 2 Citizenship 3 Citizenship 4

More information

Child protection training for schoolbased teaching and non-teaching staff and volunteers in Devon (Version 1, last revised 2005)

Child protection training for schoolbased teaching and non-teaching staff and volunteers in Devon (Version 1, last revised 2005) Child protection training for schoolbased teaching and non-teaching staff and volunteers in Devon (Version 1, last revised 2005) This training should be delivered by the trained and designated person for

More information

ARK Oval Primary Academy

ARK Oval Primary Academy ARK Oval Primary Academy 98 Cherry Orchard Road, Croydon CR0 6BA Inspection dates 5 6 December 2012 Overall effectiveness Previous inspection: Not previously inspected This inspection: Good 2 Achievement

More information

St John Bosco College is a mixed Catholic Comprehensive School in SW19.

St John Bosco College is a mixed Catholic Comprehensive School in SW19. St John Bosco College Special Educational Needs Policy Mission Statement St John Bosco College is a mixed Catholic Comprehensive School in SW19. After the example of Don Bosco we aim to enable each person

More information

KS2 Phase Lead. Oasis Academy Don Valley

KS2 Phase Lead. Oasis Academy Don Valley KS2 Phase Lead Oasis Academy Don Valley Oasis Oasis was established in 1985 and has now grown into a group of charities working to deliver housing, training, youth work, health care, family support and

More information

ST. NICHOLAS SCHOOL MUSIC THERAPY POLICY STATEMENT. Introduction

ST. NICHOLAS SCHOOL MUSIC THERAPY POLICY STATEMENT. Introduction ST. NICHOLAS SCHOOL MUSIC THERAPY POLICY STATEMENT Introduction Music Therapy has been established at St Nicholas School for a number of years. A qualified Music Therapist is currently working three days

More information

TREVIGLAS COMMUNITY COLLEGE CHILD PROTECTION & SAFEGUARDING POLICY

TREVIGLAS COMMUNITY COLLEGE CHILD PROTECTION & SAFEGUARDING POLICY TREVIGLAS COMMUNITY COLLEGE CHILD PROTECTION & SAFEGUARDING POLICY October 2015 Reviewed by Governing body October 2015 1 Review/changes to document Updates to this document will be identified below. Please

More information

Resource document for school governors and schools. Summary of Special Educational Needs (SEN) Code of Practice for Wales

Resource document for school governors and schools. Summary of Special Educational Needs (SEN) Code of Practice for Wales Resource document for school governors and schools Summary of Special Educational Needs (SEN) Code of Practice for Wales Teifion Rees SEN Governor Cwrt Sart Comprehensive School April 2004 1 Acknowledgements

More information

HEALTHY EATING POLICY

HEALTHY EATING POLICY NEWPORT COMMUNITY SCHOOL HEALTHY EATING POLICY Policy Statement This policy document sets out the School s aims, principles and strategies for the delivery of Healthy Eating Education in our school. Context

More information

Guidance on the Education of Pregnant Schoolgirls and School Age Parents

Guidance on the Education of Pregnant Schoolgirls and School Age Parents Guidance on the Education of Pregnant Schoolgirls and School Age Parents April 2012 These guidelines have been written for anyone who works with pregnant pupils and school age parents. They are a result

More information

Job Description and Person Specification Schools Direct Trainee Class Teacher (Primary)

Job Description and Person Specification Schools Direct Trainee Class Teacher (Primary) Job Description and Person Specification Schools Direct Trainee Class Teacher (Primary) Lilac Sky Schools Academy Trust Job Description Post: Reports to: Liaising with: Trainee Class Teacher (Primary)

More information

The King's Church of England School

The King's Church of England School School report The King's Church of England School Regis Road, Tettenhall, Wolverhampton, WV6 8XG Inspection dates 4 5 June 2013 Overall effectiveness Previous inspection: Satisfactory 3 This inspection:

More information

DRUGS, ALCOHOL AND TOBACCO POLICY

DRUGS, ALCOHOL AND TOBACCO POLICY DRUGS, ALCOHOL AND TOBACCO POLICY Appendix 10c Policy agreement date: December 2012 Policy review date: December 2016 Written by: L Riley/R Hughes The role of the Academy in drugs, alcohol and tobacco

More information

Health and Education

Health and Education Health and Education Working Together for all Children The Role of the School Health Nurse Summary Historically, the school nursing service has been perceived as one which offers advice to school age children

More information

The Legal Framework: Statutory Guidance: Working Together to Safeguard Children (2015) Keeping Children Safe in Education (2015)

The Legal Framework: Statutory Guidance: Working Together to Safeguard Children (2015) Keeping Children Safe in Education (2015) The Green School Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy Aims: To set out the school s responsibilities in, and procedures for, dealing with child protection issues. Schools have a statutory duty under

More information

Lydiate Primary School. Safeguarding Children Policy

Lydiate Primary School. Safeguarding Children Policy Lydiate Primary School Safeguarding Children Policy Introduction This policy outlines the practices to be followed in the field of safeguarding children at Lydiate Primary School. Background When the government

More information

Standards of Conduct and Practice for. Social Care Workers

Standards of Conduct and Practice for. Social Care Workers Standards of Conduct and Practice for Social Care Workers NOVEMBER 2015 Introductory Notes About us The Northern Ireland Social Care Council (NISCC) was established in 2001 as the regulatory body for the

More information

Christ Church CE School Intimate and Personal Care Policy April 2015

Christ Church CE School Intimate and Personal Care Policy April 2015 Christ Church CE School Intimate and Personal Care Policy April 2015 Christ Church CE Primary School Regents Park NW1 4BD 1 Christ Church C of E Primary School Intimate and Personal Care Policy CONTENTS

More information

EVERY CHILD MATTERS: 1. BEING HEALTHY ENJOYING GOOD PHYSICAL AND MENTAL HEALTH AND LIVING A HEALTHY LIFESTYLE.

EVERY CHILD MATTERS: 1. BEING HEALTHY ENJOYING GOOD PHYSICAL AND MENTAL HEALTH AND LIVING A HEALTHY LIFESTYLE. EVERY CHILD MATTERS: 1. BEING HEALTHY ENJOYING GOOD PHYSICAL AND MENTAL HEALTH AND LIVING A HEALTHY LIFESTYLE. ECM 1.1 SEF ref 4c Parents and carers receive support to keep their children healthy. Parents

More information

Guidance on Ofsted Inspection of Behaviour and Safety

Guidance on Ofsted Inspection of Behaviour and Safety Guidance on Ofsted Inspection of Behaviour and Safety How schools can evidence impact Date issued September 2014 Review date September 2015 Prepared by Linda Bartlett, Improvement Partner Approved by Head

More information

PSHCE Policy (Elliott Hudson College)

PSHCE Policy (Elliott Hudson College) Executive Principal: Sir J A Townsley BA (Hons) NPQH Chair of the Board: Mr D Morgan PSHCE Policy (Elliott Hudson College) Designated Teacher: Assistant Principal Reviewed by: Governors Policy Committee

More information

Safeguarding for Parents

Safeguarding for Parents Safeguarding for Parents Safeguarding Information for Parents The school recognises its moral and statutory responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of pupils. We endeavour to provide a safe

More information

THE QUEEN S SCHOOL Assessment Policy

THE QUEEN S SCHOOL Assessment Policy The Queen s Church of England Primary School Encouraging every child to reach their full potential, nurtured and supported in a Christian community which lives by the values of Love, Compassion and Respect.

More information

Assessment, Recording and Reporting Policy. Introduction

Assessment, Recording and Reporting Policy. Introduction Assessment, Recording and Reporting Policy Introduction Assessment is essential for the promotion of effective learning and teaching. It enables the teacher to deliver an appropriate curriculum and provides

More information

Giffards Primary School. Social Networking Policy

Giffards Primary School. Social Networking Policy Giffards Primary School Social Networking Policy This policy was developed in the Autumn term 2010 through a process of consultation Agreed by Governors January 2011 Review Date January 2012 1 Introduction

More information

European School Brussels II. Avenue Oscar Jespers 75. 1200 Brussels

European School Brussels II. Avenue Oscar Jespers 75. 1200 Brussels European School Brussels II Avenue Oscar Jespers 75 1200 Brussels 1. Introduction The protection, care and welfare of children within the European Schools system are of paramount importance. As part of

More information

Senior Leadership Team and Class Teacher Job Description & Person Specification

Senior Leadership Team and Class Teacher Job Description & Person Specification Senior Leadership Team and Class Teacher Job Description & Person Specification SCHOOL Queen Eleanor s C of E Junior School TITLE Senior Leadership Team & Class Teacher JOB PURPOSE As part of the Leadership

More information