All our school policies and documents can be downloaded and viewed below. More information on certain policies are outlined below.
Equality and Diversity objectives
As part of our ongoing commitment to celebrating diversity and promoting understanding of cultures, we have published below our Equality and Diversity information.
We welcome community involvement in our exciting thematic curriculum; if you have an aspect of your culture that you would like to share, please contact Mrs Neary.
Examples of our curricular themes are below:
- 'Why does the world need Chocolate?'
- 'Caught on Camera!'
- 'The Frozen Planet'
- 'World War Two - what did it feel like to be an evacuee?'
Discipline for Learning Policy
Our Discipline for Learning policy (refer to policy below) explains how we create the right climate for learning and support and reward those children who always make the right choices, as well as help children who are not making the right choices to understand what is wrong and how they can put it right. We welcome your feedback and if you have anything to ask or to add, please contact Mrs Neary at school, or you can give your thoughts to a member of the PLG (Parent Liaison Group). You can find out your Year Group representative by asking at the school office.
Hampton Vale SEND Information Report
As a part of the new SEND code of practice, Hampton Vale have produced an information report which details the SEND provision that is available at the school.
Please refer to the 'HVPS School Information Report 2017' below and if you have any questions or queries please contact Mrs Stuffins via the school office.
Keeping Pupils Safe at Hampton Vale Primary School
Under the Education Act 2002 (section 175/157), schools must “make arrangements to safeguard and promote the welfare of children”.
We provide a safe and welcoming environment where children are respected and valued and will always try and ensure that this is consistent, for every child, every day.
Our school is alert to signs of abuse and neglect and follows the Local Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB) procedures to ensure that children receive appropriate and effective support and protection.
Parents/Carers should know that the law requires all school staff to pass on information which gives rise to a concern about a child’s welfare, including risk from neglect, physical, emotional or sexual abuse. We make Parents/Carers aware that records of welfare concerns may be kept about their child through our Handbook for Parents/ Carers, which contains this statement and therefore informs them that our staff seek, in general, to discuss any concerns with them including referrals to other agencies. However, in situations where the child is suspected to be at risk of harm, the law says that schools may take advice from other agencies without informing Parents/Carers.
In accordance with local Information Sharing protocols, we ensure that information is shared securely and sensitively. Information is only shared with other services where it is deemed necessary and proportionate to ensure that children and young people are safe and receive the right service.
Our school seeks advice from Social Care when we have reasonable cause to suspect a child may be suffering or likely to suffer significant harm and always seeks to be open and transparent where this is possible. Occasionally, concerns are passed on which are later shown to be unfounded. Parents/Carers should appreciate that the member of staff in the school with responsibility for child protection (known as the Designated Person for Child Protection) was carrying out their responsibilities in accordance with the law and acting in the best interests of all children.
Under Section 3 (5) of the Children Act 1989, schools or any person who has care of a child “may….do what is reasonable in all the circumstances of the case for the purpose of safeguarding or promoting the child’s welfare”. This means that on rare occasions, a school may need to “hold” a child in school whilst Social Care and the police investigate any concerns further.
Hampton Vale Primary School Safeguarding Team
Designated Safeguarding Leads – Mrs Anne Neary, Mrs Emma Krstonosic and Mrs Michele Stuffins
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads – Miss Helen Daniels, Mrs Miranda Cummings
Safeguarding Governor – Mrs Alexa Hillier
Please refer to 'Child Protection and Safeguarding policy' below.
Please note all our policies are signed by our Chair of Governors/Committee and are available in a hard copy folder should you require.