These are our current school documents which are available to download. We are in the process of revising our policies and documents in line with statutory guidance. Updated versions will be posted here following approval by Governors, when policies and documents are ready for review.
If you require further information or need other documents, please contact the school.
All the items on this page are listed in the dark submenu above and at the bottom of the page.
Please note that all GDPR info can be found on the GDPR and Privacy page.
Full Reopening of School September 2020 – Updated Risk Assessment September 2020
Please find below an updated risk assessment for the full reopening of school which is based on the latest DFE and HSE guidance. The risk assessment will continue to be monitored and updated in line with national guidance.
Full Reopening of School September 2020 – Updated Risk Assessment August 2020
Full Reopening of School September 2020 – BMBC Documents
Please see the below documents from Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council (BMBC) regarding the full reopening of schools in September 2020:
Risk Assessment for the Phased Reopening of School
Positive Behaviour and Attendance Policies
The law requires schools to have a written behaviour and attendance policy. Ofsted reports that schools are most effective where the behaviour policy is applied consistently. Our positive behaviour policy helps us to create a caring, stimulating and secure environment in which staff and pupils can work and play safely and to encourage the involvement of parents/carers in the development of their child.
The school’s Positive Behaviour Policy (with Covid-19 addendum) is available by clicking on this link.
The school’s Attendance Policy is available by clicking on this link.
The school attendance letter to parents is available by clicking on this link.
The written statement of behavior principals can be accessed here.
Anti – Bullying Policy
Bullying includes any act which results in other children being shamed or intimidated. It includes things like teasing and calling names as well as violence. It is extremely important that we are made aware as quickly as possible so that we can take steps to stop bullying which may be occurring.
Advice to parents:
- Watch out for signs of distress; reluctance to get to school, feeling ill, excuses for not taking part in activities.
- Talk to your child about school: show an interest, discuss friendships, activities in the playground and on the way home.
- Inform the school immediately if you think your child is being bullied.
- Do not encourage your child to hit back. Instead encourage them to recruit friends, not for defence, but because groups are less likely to be bullied.
Sanctions are used in school. They range from a ‘quiet word’, through to exclusion from school. Only in extreme cases is exclusion used and LA guidelines must be followed.
The school’s Anti-Bullying Policy is available by clicking on this link.
We make every effort to make sure you and your child are happy at Oxspring Primary School. However, if you have a complaint which you feel has not been resolved to your satisfaction, there is an official policy which outlines what you can do next.
The school’s Complaints Procedure is available by clicking on this link.
Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy
The school is a key front-line player, working in partnership with other children services, and staff should always be mindful of local policies and procedures, that must be followed, and which are under the direction of the Local Safeguarding Children’s Board.
Everyone employed at our school has a responsibility in relation to child protection. In most cases this will be the referral of concerns to his/ her line manager. In day to day contact with children at risk, we have opportunity to note concerns and to meet with parents and other associated adults, where this is appropriate.
First Aid and Managing Medical Needs Policies
The following policies outline the school’s first aid procedures along with guidance on the strategy for managing medicines, medical needs and dealing with infections with school.
Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) Offer and SEND policy
At Oxspring Primary School we are committed to ensuring that every child gets the best support in order to help them be the best that they can be. Our aim is for all our children to enjoy their learning, feel confident and be happy and safe amongst their friends.
We believe everyone should be given the opportunity and appropriate support to confidently reach their full potential, regardless of age, ability, religion, gender, culture and special educational needs and disabilities and in order to do this effectively we work to the SEND Code of Practice (2014) and Equality (2010).
Mindpsace website: https://wearemindspace.com/
(“A safe place for young people to discuss their mental wellbeing.”)
Relationships, Sex and Health Education (RSHE) Policy Parent Consultation
Relationship Education became statutory for all primary schools from September 2020. In light of the impact of COVID and school closures, the government have allowed schools to delay the introduction of this until the summer term 2021. Full details of the Department for Education (DFE) guidance can be found via the link:
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/relationships-education-relationships-and- sex-education-rse-and-health- education
The DFE guidance focuses on healthy relationships and keeping children safe in the modern world. It also covers a wide range of topics relating to physical and mental health, wellbeing, safeguarding and healthy relationships. Learning about the emotional, social and physical aspects of growing up will give children and young people the information, skills and positive values to have safe, fulfilling relationships and help them take responsibility for their own well-being.
As part of your child’s education at Oxspring, we promote personal wellbeing and development through a comprehensive Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) education programme. PSHE education is the curriculum subject that intends to equip children with the knowledge, understanding, attitudes and practical skills to live safe, healthy, productive lives and meet their full potential.
To support our provision, we use a scheme of work called Jigsaw. Jigsaw is a teaching and learning programme which includes the statutory RSHE (Relationships Education, Sex Education and Health Education) and has a strong focus on emotional and mental health and wellbeing. Further details about the scheme can be found in this Jigsaw leaflet.
We are confident that the Jigsaw Programme covers all aspects of Relationships, Sex and Health Education (RSHE) within the context of a full Personal, Social, Health and Economic programme.
As a staff, we have consulted with regards to the content of the RSHE curriculum and have adapted this to reflect what we feel suits the needs of our learners in each year group. Schools must also consult with parents and carers to provide feedback and input on our approaches to policy and curriculum content. We would therefore like to start a consultation period with our families which will end on Thursday 13th May. Please see the proposed RSE Policy and the RSE expectations for primary schools as set by the DFE attached below.
We would greatly appreciate your feedback, comments or questions with regards to our policy and its content via a brief online questionnaire which can be found here:
Your responses will then be reviewed and used to inform our next steps which we will share with you.
Many thanks in advance.
Mrs E. Wright
PSHE Subject Leader
Please click the links to view the documents.
Details about the school uniform can be downloaded here.
School uniform order forms can be collected from the office or downloaded from this link. (Please note that this document has two pages – the order details are on the 2nd page.)
Orders are collected weekly and uniform is delivered to school during the following week.