Official Documents

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.

Updated Risk Assessment and Outbreak Management Plan – September 2021

Remote Education Contingency Plan – Updated January 2021

Updated Risk Assessment – Feb/March 2021

Please click here to view a PDF copy of our updated risk assessment in light of the latest DfE guidance.

Full Reopening of School November 2020 – Updated Risk Assessment

Please find attached our updated risk assessment from November 2020 in light of the latest DfE guidance.

Catch Up Premium Plan

The Catch Up Premium Plan is available by clicking on this link.

Remote Education Contingency Plan – October 2020

Full Reopening of School September 2020 – Updated Risk Assessment September 2020

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:

Back to Primary School 

Returning to School – Parents Newsletter

Advice About Symptoms and Testing of Covid 19

Risk Assessment and Action Plan for the Full Reopening of School – September 2020

 

Full Reopening Action Plan July 2020

Full Reopening Risk Assessment July 2020

 

OFSTED

Our most recent OFSTED report (March 2019) can be downloaded here.

Click here to access the Parent View website.

Data

Follow this link to the DFE Comparison site.

Click here.

Click on the following links for the data summaries:

Early Years Headline Measures           Phonics Headline Measures

KS1 Headline Measures                      KS2 Headline Measures

KS2 3 Year Headline Measures          KS2 3 Year Average Headline Measures

 

 

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 (updated September 2021) 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.

 

Complaints Procedure

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.

The school’s Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy (Updated September 2021) is available by clicking on this link.

Please click here to read our Health and Safety Policy.

Looked After Children and Previously Looked After Children Policy can be found here.

Please click here for the Keeping Children Safe Leaflet 2020. 

 

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.

The school’s First Aid Policy is available by clicking on this link.

The school’s Managing Medical Needs Policy is available by clicking on this link.

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).

Click here to download our SEND policy.

Click here to read our latest SEND Information Report

Click here to access the local SEND offer.

Click here to read our Accessibility Plan

Click here to download the SEND code of practice.

Click here to download our Equality and Diversity policy.

Click here to download our Equality Information and Objectives.

Click here to find links to other sites you may find useful.

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.

Oxspring Primary School Policy RSHE for parent consultation

RSE Expectations for Primary Schools

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:

https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=y5d5GlpyA0y8RRabcgEsJp_-HEmkYKxDmdTTfIru94BUMlo3MlBLNEpBSVpGR0FROVc5NFFZWUcwUC4u

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

School Uniform

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.

School Motto: %22Learn, Endeavour, Aspire, Respect, Nurture.%22