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Policies

The School's main policies are available to read below.

Anti-bullying We are committed to providing a caring, friendly, and safe environment for all of our pupils so they can learn in a relaxed and secure atmosphere. Bullying of any kind is unacceptable at our school. If bullying does occur, all pupils should be able to tell and know that incidents will be dealt with promptly and effectively.

Behaviour In Hawksmoor School we aim to promote mutual respect and co-operation between all members of the school and seek a calm, working atmosphere so that children feel emotionally safe, can concentrate, and can maximise time spent learning and achieving. Consistent implementation of this policy is a key element of our strategy to raise achievement both academically and also in terms of personal attitudes and development. This policy applies to all the adults who work in Hawksmoor School – we are all responsible for all children’s behaviour all of the time.

Admissions We have one intake each year, at the start of the Autumn Term. Reception pupils are normally admitted to school in the September following their 4th birthday. Applications are made through the local authority using the Common Application Form (CAF) available directly from the school or Royal Borough of Greenwich Children's Services. Nursery place applications can be made directly through the school office. Full details of the nursery admissions criteria is available in our Admissions Policy.

Equality The Equality Policy sets out the school’s approach to promoting community cohesion, equality and diversity. It covers disability, gender and race/ethnicity, in response to the statutory duties on schools to publish disability and gender equality schemes and a race equality policy. It also encompasses all other equalities issues and sources of discrimination.

Safeguarding Hawksmoor School is committed to Safeguarding and Promoting the Welfare of all of its pupils. Each pupil’s welfare is of paramount importance. We recognise that some children may be especially vulnerable to abuse. We recognise that children who are abused or neglected may find it difficult to develop a sense of self worth and to view the world in a positive way. Whilst at school, their behaviour may be challenging. We recognise that some children who have experienced abuse may harm others. We will always take a considered and sensitive approach in order that we can support all of our pupils.

SEND We strive to meet the special needs of all children at Hawksmoor within our normal ‘quality first’ teaching, intervention groups, and flexible learning and support arrangements. This policy applies to those children who need provision in additional to or different from this in order to make or sustain progress.

Charges There are some occasions when the school has to make charges, such as for Breakfast Club and After School Club. However, the school does not charge for:

  • education provided during school hours (including the supply of any materials, books, instruments or other equipment)
  • Swimming as this is part of the National Curriculum.

Please read the Charging and Remissions policy for further details.

Whistleblowing (confidential reporting) Employees are well positioned to know when something wrong is taking place within the school/Local Education Authority. However, they may not express their concerns because they feel that speaking up would be disloyal to their colleagues, the school or the LA. They may also fear harassment or victimisation. This policy provides a framework for all employees to raise their concerns ‘in-house’ and in good faith without fear of victimisation, subsequent discrimination or disadvantage.

Complaints We believe that our school provides a good education for all our children and we work very hard to build positive relationships with all parents. However, the school is obliged to have procedures in place in case there are complaints by parents. If the need arises, please follow our Complaints Procedure.