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.”)
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.