You can view Barnfield’s key policies on the links below –
Good behaviour is essential in ensuring that all children reach their full potential and are able to enjoy school. Barnfield School seeks to maintain a positive atmosphere of mutual respect and trust, within which high standards of behaviour are expected and rewarded.
Charging and Remissions Policy
The Governing Body recognises the valuable contribution that a wide range of activities such as clubs, trips and residential experiences can make towards pupil’s personal and social education. It therefore aims to promote and provide such activities as part of a broad and balanced curriculum.
Barnfield School is committed to providing all children with the greatest possible access to a broad and balanced education, including the Foundation Stage and National Curriculum. Barnfield School aims to enable pupils with SEN to reach their full potential and to be included in the school community.
Barnfield Primary School is a fully inclusive school. We are fully committed to ensuring the equality of education and opportunity for all pupils to reach their potential. All pupils have access to a broad and balanced curriculum. Barnfield School operates a ‘whole pupil, whole school’ approach to the management and provision of support for SEND.
Child Protection Policy
At Barnfield School we recognise the need to be aware of different forms of abuse the children in our care could suffer, to be vigilant in our observation of our pupils and to ensure that any suspected abuse is reported immediately. Our children have the right to protection, regardless of age, gender, race, culture or disability. They have a right to be safe in our school. In the first instance, any suspected abuse should be reported in confidence to the nominated person in the school. The nominated person is the Pastoral Manager, who will bring concerns to the Head teacher
Prevent Duty Policy
From 1 July 2015 all schools are subject to a duty (under section 26 of the Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015) to have “due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism”. This duty is known as the Prevent Duty for Schools.
As part of Barnfield Primary School’s ongoing safeguarding and child protection duties, we are fully behind the government’s Prevent Strategy and are extremely proud of our balanced curriculum which promotes the spiritual, moral, social and cultural of our pupils.
At Barnfield, we build pupils’ resilience to radicalisation by promoting fundamental British values and enabling our pupils to challenge extremist views. You can read about what we do to promote British values at the end of this document (in the section titled ‘Promoting British Values’.)
At Barnfield School we teach our children about aspects of personal safety and social care which will impact on decisions they will make as they progress through life. This encompasses our belief that we have a responsibility for helping our children develop as mature citizens who understand their rights and responsibilities and have been given the skills to make appropriate choices to lead a full and rewarding life.
Positive Handling Policy
Positive handling should be limited to emergency situations and used only in the last
resort. “All members of school staff have a legal power to use reasonable force.” This is
stated in the government ‘Use of reasonable force’ document July 2013. The decision on
whether or not to physically intervene in a situation is down to the professional judgement
of the staff member concerned and should always depend on the individual
circumstances at the time. This policy outlines the framework for how to intervene and
situations in which this may be necessary