Children and adults can only do their best and achieve their maximum potential in a positive and supportive environment which has no place for bullies. Our school makes every effort to ensure that bullying does not take place. If any incidents do take place they will be dealt with promptly and effectively using the following set guidelines.
At Moorhill Primary School, we aim to provide a happy, secure and purposeful environment where adults and children adhere to our mission statement of ‘Mutual Respect’, showing respect and good manners at all times. Children who behave well are able to make the most of their education and grow into socially effective adults.
Charging & Remissions Policy
It is most important that our pupils enrich their curriculum studies with appropriate visits outside the school environment and extra curricular activities. There are numerous opportunities for local visits that have no cost at all. There are also a number of clubs that can be provided free of charge.
Charging & Remissions Policy
Child Protection & Safeguarding Policy
Moorhill Primary School recognises its legal duty under s175 Education Act 2002 and the 1989 Children Act and takes seriously its responsibilities to protect and safeguard the interests of all pupils. This organisation recognises that effective child protection work requires sound procedures, good inter-agency co-operation and a workforce that is competent and confident in responding to child protection situations.
Complaints, Comments or Concerns Policy
Your child’s school is committed to providing a high quality service for your child. Sometimes things may seem to go wrong which may lead you to express concerns. Any concerns should be raised with the member of staff concerned or the headteacher in the first instance.
Educational Visits Policy
The school adopts the guidance and procedures issued in the County Council Education Service document Educational Visits and, where relevant, the DfES document Health and Safety of Pupils on Educational Visits (HASPEV). This is to ensure consideration for the health and safety of all those involved and to maintain the educational quality of visits and value for money.
Equality Policy & Accessibility Plan
Staff and Governors at Moorhill Primary School are committed to giving every member of the school community the opportunity to achieve to the highest of standards. The public sector Equality Duty came into force across Great Britain on 5 April 2011. This means that public bodies have to consider all individuals when carrying out their day-today work – in shaping policy, in delivering services and in relation to their own employees.
Health & Safety Policy
This policy statement complements (and should be read in conjunction with) the Staffordshire County Council Health, Safety and Welfare Policy, it records the school’s local organisation and arrangements for implementing the County Policy.
Section 100 of the Children and Families Act 2014 places a duty on governing bodies of maintained schools … to make arrangements for supporting pupils at their school with medical conditions. In meeting the duty, the governing body, proprietor or management committee must have regard to guidance issued by the Secretary of State under this section.
Data Protection Policy
Our school aims to ensure that all personal data collected about staff, pupils, parents, governors, visitors and other individuals is collected, stored and processed in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the expected provisions of the Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA 2018) as set out in the Data Protection Bill.
Prevent Policy & Procedures
If you have concern about an individual in relation to extremism or radicalisation, you can refer to the Prevent Team. They will be able to offer appropriate advice and guidance and will refer into the Channel process, if required.
We process personal information relating to our pupils and may receive information about them from their previous school, local authority, the Department for Education (DfE) and the Learning Records Service.
The schools governing body has a responsibility to have a debt recovery policy which ensure that appropriate procedures are in place to enable the school to receive all income to which it is entitled.
Special Educational Needs & Disabilities Policy
This SEN Policy details how Moorhill identifies, makes provision for and monitors pupils who have special educational needs or disabilities. Moorhill adheres to the 2014 SEND Code of Practice. We ensure that parents are fully involved in all decisions regarding their children.
Full time places in reception classes will be available in September of the academic year within which the child becomes five years old. Although parents have the right to express a preference for Moorhill Primary, there is no guarantee of a place being offered. It is Moorhill Primary’s policy to try and meet parents’ wishes where possible, however in some cases there may be more applications than there are places available. Admission when oversubscribed is determined by the oversubscription criteria detailed.
Acceptable Use Policy
AUP gives users a clear understanding of what they can and cannot do, how their use will be monitored and the sanctions for misuse. AUP will apply to all individuals, with the registered person having overall responsibility for ensuring that online safety is implemented as part of everyday safeguarding practice. Clear, robust policies and procedures, including allegations of misuse, should be available.
The governors and staff of Moorhill Primary school aim to provide an education of the highest quality for all pupils. We recognise that this can only be achieved by promoting excellent attendance. Only by attending school regularly and punctually, can pupils make the very best of the opportunities available to them. Good attendance is essential for high levels of attainment and progress.
ICT and Security Policy
Governing Bodies of schools are required under Financial Regulations to formally approve and implement an ICT Security Policy that complies with the County Council’s minimum standards on computer security.
In order to assist Schools in this respect, this model “ICT Security Policy for Schools” has been drafted by the County Council, reviewed by LMSCC and may be adopted by schools in its existing format.
Staffordshire County Council is committed to operating with honesty and integrity. We expect all colleagues to operate on this basis and to adhere to the council’s policies, procedures and code of conduct. Fraud, misconduct or wrongdoing will not be tolerated.