School Policies

  • Admissions Policy +

    Admissions Policy   1         Introduction   1.1      The governing body of Lord Blyton School applies the regulations on admissions fairly and equally to all those who wish to attend this school. The School Standards and Framework Act 1998 introduced a new framework for school admissions as of September 2000. This policy conforms to the regulations that are set out in that Act and also further explained in the statutory School Admissions Code of Practice and the statutory Appeals Code of Practice.   2         Aims and objectives   2.1      We are an inclusive school that welcomes children from Read More
  • After School Club Policy +

      Our aims: ·         To provide a happy, welcoming place where all children are valued ·         To help children be healthy ·         To have strong partnerships with parents ·         To ensure the safety and welfare of each child ·         To offer a varied and stimulating range of play opportunities Location of the After School Club The Club sessions are held in the Family Room located in the main school building.. We are also able to access other areas of the school such as the library, the hall, the outdoor play space. Our opening times are as follows: We are open Read More
  • Anti-Bullying Policy 2017-18 +

    Mission statement The essence of Lord Blyton is to be the best we can. Statement of Principle Everyone at Lord Blyton Primary has the right to feel welcome, secure and happy. Only if this is the case will all members of the school community be able to achieve their maximum potential. Bullying of any sort prevents this being able to happen and prevents equality of opportunity. It is everyone’s responsibility to prevent this happening and this policy contains guidelines to support this ethos. Where bullying exists the victims must feel confident to activate the anti-bullying systems within the school to Read More
  • Arrival And Collections Policy 2017-18 +

    Arrival And Collections Policy 2017-2018 Our school will give a warm and friendly welcome to each child on arrival and ensure that they depart safely at the end of each session. Admissions It is the responsibility of staff to ensure that an accurate record is kept of all children in school, and that any arrival or departure to and from the premises is recorded in a separate register held in the office, which all parents must sign when children are taken from the premises earlier than the usual sessions. Similarly, when a child arrives late, parents must sign the record Read More
  • Arrival And Collections Policy Nursery +

      Our School will give a warm and friendly welcome to each child on arrival and ensure that they depart safely at the end of each session.  It is the responsibility of staff to ensure that an accurate record is kept of all children in school, and that any arrival or departure to and from the premises is recorded in a separate register held in the room, which all parents must sign when children are taken from the premises earlier than the usual sessions. Similarly, when a child arrives late, parents must sign the record held in the Office.  The Read More
  • Art and Design Policy 2017-18 +

      Rationale Art and Design is a visual language with which to investigate record and communicate ideas and feelings. Within the process of developing an idea and its expression as an outcome lies creativity. It is the development of a personal response, by working from feelings, direct experience, investigation, experimentation and discovery that this is achieved. A range of important thinking skills are used to facilitate this process and these include sensitivity, perception, imagination, conceptual thinking, observation, analytical and practical capabilities. Art and Design contains specific elements including line, colour, pattern, texture, tone, form, shape and space, together with a Read More
  • Asthma Policy +

    Asthma Policy Rationale   The school:-   Recognises that asthma is a widespread, serious but controllable condition and the school welcomes all pupils with asthma Ensures that pupils with asthma can and do participate fully in all aspects of school life, including art lessons, PE, science, visits, outings or field trips and other out of hours school activities Recognises that pupils with asthma need immediate access to reliever inhalers at all times Keeps a record of all pupils with asthma and the medicines they take Ensures that the whole school environment, including the physical, social, sporting and educational environment, is Read More
  • Behaviour Policy 2017-18 +

    Mission statement The essence of Lord Blyton is to be the best we can. Introduction This document is a statement of the aims, principles and strategies for dealing with behaviour in Lord Blyton Primary. It was developed from earlier policies that had been produced through staff discussion and staff in-service. It will be reviewed as an ongoing process and formally renewed every year. Rationale  Working in partnership with parents, the School endeavours to provide a well ordered, caring learning environment where pupils can build on their experiences to develop intellectually, to become self-reliant and to co-operate with others. In order Read More
  • Breakfast Club Policy +

    Aims: • To offer the children the opportunity of having a healthy breakfast at the start of the school day in a safe and friendly environment • To support working parents by providing early morning childcare from 7.55am – 8.55am • To continue to build positive links/relationships with parents. • To provide a calm play environment in which for children to engage socially with children from other year groups, therefore strengthening relationships in the school community. Ground Rules/Regulations: • The Breakfast Club will be run by Lord Blyton Primary School at no cost to parents. • The Club will provide a healthy breakfast and activities to assist Read More
  • Charging and Remission Policy +

    Introduction   All education during school hours is free. We do not charge for any activity undertaken as part of the National Curriculum.   Voluntary contributions   When organising school trips or visits, which enrich the curriculum and educational experience of the children, the school invites parents to contribute to the cost of the trip. All contributions are voluntary. If we do not receive sufficient voluntary contributions, we may cancel a trip. If a trip goes ahead, it may include children whose parents have not paid any contribution. We do not treat these children differently from any others.   If Read More
  • Child Protection Policy +

    Lord Blyton Primary School   Child Protection Policy     Lord Blyton Primary Schoolfully recognises its responsibilities for child protection. Our policy applies to all staff, governors and volunteers working in the school. There are five main elements to our policy: Ensuring we practice safe recruitment in checking the suitability of staff and volunteers to work with children. Raising awareness of child protection issues and equipping children with the skills needed to keep them safe. Developing and then implementing procedures for identifying and reporting cases, or suspected cases, of abuse. Supporting pupils who have been abused in accordance with his/her agreed Read More
  • Citizenship Policy +

    Lord Blyton School Citizenship Policy Introduction Ms Atherton (Head Teacher), Mrs Campbell (Healthy Schools and PSHCE Co coordinator) and Mr Malcolm (Chair of Governors) are responsible for all aspects of Citizenship in Lord Blyton Primary School. They hold responsibility for implementing and monitoring every aspect of this policy and to ensure the schools aim is met. Any queries, questions or comments should be communicated directly to this lead. During the development of this policy the whole school community of staff, governors, parents and pupils were involved in consultation. The policy will be available to view on the school website and Read More
  • Community Cohesion Policy +

    Lord Blyton Primary School   COMMUNITY COHESION POLICY   We at Lord Blyton Primary School are committed to being a school which actively acknowledges and celebrates the diversity of not only our school community, but more especially, the wider community of which we are all citizens.  In our community everyone is valued and included regardless of ability, age, attainment, background, beliefs, ethnicity or gender.   Legal obligations In promoting inclusion and cohesion, we embrace our duties under the Race Relations 1976 as amended by the Race Relations Amendment Act 2000; the Disability Discrimination Acts 1995 and 2005; and the Sex Discrimination Read More
  • Complaints Policy +

    Introduction We believe that our school provides a good education for all our children, and that the Headteacher (Mrs Atherton) and other staff work very hard to build positive relationships with all parents. Under section 29 of the Education Act 2002, Governing Bodies of all maintained schools in England have been required to have in place a procedure to deal with complaints related to the school. The law also requires the procedure to be publicised. There is a difference between a concern and a complaint. Taking informal concerns seriously at the earliest stage will reduce the number that develop into Read More
  • Contractors Safety Management Policy +

    Lord Blyton School is committed to ensuring the Health and Safety and Welfare of contractors and visitors while they are on the school premises.  Any restricted areas will be clearly defined and where necessary restraints (e.g. barriers) installed.  All School employees have a responsibility to ensure such areas are respected.  Authorised contractors coming on to the premises will be advised by the school of its own Health and Safety Policy but it is the responsibility of the contractor to ensure that their employees are fully aware of the contents of the Staff Safety Manual as it affects their work.   Read More
  • E Safety Policy 2017-18 +

    Our school uses Durham County Council’s Network and Service to access the broadband internet. We are required to comply with Durham County Council’s Acceptable Use Policy (AUP) which must be signed and agreed by the Head Teacher. The requirements of this policy are also included in the school’s own detailed E Safety policy with additions pertaining to the school itself. All adult users of the school network and internet must read and understand the scope of this policy and then sign an Acceptable use agreement before being allowed access to the school services. Pupil users will sign and agree to Read More
  • Early Years Policy +

    Lord Blyton Early Years Policy In Early Years Foundation Stage four main principles are considered;   A Unique Child   Positive Relationships   Enabling Environments   Learning and Development Rationale: The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) is the area of education upon which young children build the rest of their lives. It is a single framework for care, learning and development. All children should be given the opportunity to experience the best possible start to their education to develop solid foundations which will ensure that they flourish throughout their school years and on into adulthood. The EYFS curriculum and Early Read More
  • Early Years Settling In Policy +

    Lord Blyton Early Years Settling in Policy Rationale: At Lord Blyton Primary School our children’s emotional well being is at the centre of our procedures developed to ensure the children experience a smooth transition from home to Nursery, Nursery to Reception and Reception to Year 1. Settling in Nursery: Before the children begin either the 2-3 yr old or the 3-4 yr old Nursery each family is offered a home visit. At the home visit staff will begin to get to know the child and parents will have the opportunity to discuss any concerns or issues with the staff on Read More
  • English Policy - September 2017 +

    Introduction Here at Lord Blyton School, English is taught as a core curriculum subject with every child from year 1 upwards receiving a daily one hour lesson, plus discreet daily phonics sessions in KS1 and Spelling/Grammar sessions in KS2. However, we recognise that in order to develop reading, writing and speaking & listening skills effectively, children must be given a wide range of contexts in which to practice and consolidate their skills and understanding, which is why we place a strong emphasis on English within our creative curriculum. Rationale Teachers should develop pupils’ spoken language, reading, writing and vocabulary as Read More
  • Equality and Diversity Policy +

    Equality and Diversity Policy   Rationale It is the intention of the governing body that the policy should reviewed annually. It is a general statement of the commitment to Equal Opportunities. Aim This school recognises that direct and indirect discrimination might take place and therefore sees the need for a positive and effective equal opportunities policy. ·         We will promote the concept of equality of opportunity throughout the organisation, both for those adults within the community of the school and for all pupils. ·         We seek to develop an understanding of, and promotion of, human equality and equal opportunities. ·         Read More
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