Gateshead Council Community and Voluntary Controlled Primary Schools Admission Policy 2013/14
We allocate places at our Community Primary Infant and Junior Schools using our policy below and co-ordinate admissions to our schools using our co-ordinated admission scheme.
Determined community primary policy 2013
Windy Nook Primary School will allow pupils, teachers, other employees and the community access to its computers, network services and the internet. All activity, when using the network and Internet in school, must be in support of education and/or research and must be appropriate to the educational objectives of the School.
Internet Policy 2011
At Windy Nook Primary School, we support the need to ensure that children with medical needs, long or short term, receive appropriate care in school.
Medicines should only be taken to school when essential; that is where it would be detrimental to the child’s health if the medicines were not administered during the school day.
Staff will accept prescription-only medicines; those prescribed by a doctor, dentist or nurse prescriber.
Medicine in School policy Updated 2012
We believe that the ethos of the school is central to creating an environment which allows all pupils to develop and maintain high standards of behaviour and academic achievement. The emphasis is on rewarding positive behaviour, and there are plentiful opportunities to reward, celebrate and reinforce desired behaviour.
Behaviour Policy 2013-2014
When attendance at school is optimum, pupils have maximum opportunity to participate in all aspects of school life and learning. We believe that by offering a broad, balanced and exciting curriculum, children will want to attend school. If attendance is poor or sporadic, we must do everything possible, both in terms of provision and checking family circumstances, to improve attendance.
Everyone at Windy Nook Primary School 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 end the bullying. It is our aim to challenge and inform attitudes about bullying behaviour, increase understanding for bullied pupils, and build an anti-bullying ethos
in the school.
Windy Nook Primary School recognises its responsibilities for child protection. We acknowledge that because of the day to day contact with children, school staff are well placed to observe the outward signs of abuse.
Our policy applies to all staff, governors and volunteers working in the school. There are five main aims to our policy:
Aim 1. To ensure we practice safe recruitment in checking the suitability of staff and volunteers to work with children.
Aim 2. To raise awareness of child protection issues, and to equip children with the skills needed to keep them safe.
Aim 3. To establish a safe environment in which children can learn and develop.
Aim 4. To develop and implement procedures for identifying and reporting cases, or suspected cases, of abuse.
Aim 5. To support pupils who have been abused, in accordance with their agreed child protection plan.
Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy 2013-2014