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Policies & Procedures

Please find below information about a number of our school policies and procedures. School policies are regularly reviewed after which they are ratified by the Governing Body.

Pupils’ Belongings

Parents are requested not to let their children bring jewellery or other valuables to school. Insurance cover is not provided against loss, damage or theft of personal property of pupils and therefore, we cannot take responsibility for any such items.  Children often have to bring money to school; for example, their weekly dinner money, money for breakfast club or the fruit stall, money for school visits or for fund raising events etc. Parents are asked to ensure that the child has a safe place in which to keep such money and to remind them not to leave anything in coat pockets in the cloakrooms.


Home-School-Child Agreement

We have a Home-School-Child Agreement, which is reviewed and shared with all parties at the beginning of each year and is added to pupils’ diaries for reference throughout the year.  It is produced as a contract between school, child and home.  We seek the positive support of parents in ensuring that children abide by the school’s Code of Conduct. 


Personal Accident Insurance 

Although the City Council’s insurance covers damage or injury arising from council negligence, the council does not have general personal accident insurance to cover pupils.
Some parents take out accident insurance for their children.  Such policies are available from many insurance companies. 


Charging & Remissions Policy

In accordance with the Education Reform act, 1988, no charges will be made for activities taking place during the school day but the school is always grateful for any voluntary contributions which help to offset our expenses.  No child will be excluded from an activity because their parents are unable to contribute.  It must be pointed out, however, that if an activity cannot be funded without the voluntary contribution, then the activity will not take place.   The school reserves the right to make a charge for deliberate damage to school property or equipment. 


Complaints

This refers to local arrangements for the consideration of complaints about the action of governing bodies in respect of the school curriculum and related matters. 
The governors would hope that most concerns would be dealt with by informal discussions with teachers or the Headteacher. 
If these attempts are not successful, the Headteacher would supply the relevant information and explain the arrangements for presenting a formal complaint to the Governing Body. 


Bad Weather Policy

The school will remain open whenever possible but the well-being and safety of pupils and staff will also be taken into account. 

Heavy Snowfall & Icy Conditions:
In the event of severe weather, we will endeavour to keep parents up-to-date with the latest information about our school through the following channels:
  • Updates will be posted on the school website
  • Text messages will be sent to parents whose mobile phone number is registered on our ParentMail system
  • Updates will be available on twitter. Please follow @StocksbridgeJnr and @SheffCouncil
  • Updates will be posted to Sheffield City Council’s School Closure webpage.
If, due to exceptional circumstances, the school needs to close early because of severe weather during the day, the following will happen:
  1. A text will be sent to parents via ParentMail.
  2. No child will be sent home early unless contact with a parent, relative or responsible adult has been made.
  3. Children who cannot be collected early will be kept at school until normal closing time.
N.B. Radio stations no longer broadcast complete lists of school closures as this interrupts their public broadcast role.
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