All our school policies and documents can be downloaded and viewed below. More information on certain policies are outlined below.
Please note our policies are approved by the Local Governors Committee. Due to our scheme of delegation, certain policies apply to all schools within the Multi Academy Trust, these are approved by Trustees.
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 2018/19' below and if you have any questions or queries please contact the inclusion team.
Keeping Pupils Safe at Hampton Vale Primary Academy
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. Our inclusion team will seek to discuss any concerns with parents/carers 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 Emma Krstonosic and Mrs Amy Wright
Designated Safeguarding Leads – Miss Helen Daniels, Mrs Michele Stuffins, Mrs Maxine Bull (Nursery), Mr Scott Collins(Goslings)
Please refer to 'Child Protection policy' below.