Policies & Procedures

Policies & Procedures

School policies are reviewed according to our policy schedule after which they are ratified by the Governing Body.

To request a copy of a specific policy, please speak to our School Business Manager.

Chorus Education Trust Policies

As Stocksbridge Junior School is part of Chorus Trust, the following policies are available at www.chorustrust.org/policies:

  • Attendance Policy
  • Behaviour Policy
  • Charging and Remissions Policy
  • Complaints Policy
  • Data Protection Policy
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Public Sector Equality Duty
  • Whistleblowing Policy

Please also see the following webpages for further information and statutory policies which have not been included on this page:

Accessibility Plan

Schools must implement accessibility plans which are aimed at:

  • increasing the extent to which disabled pupils can participate in the curriculum;
  • improving the physical environment of schools to enable disabled pupils to take better advantage of education, benefits, facilities and services provided; and
  • improving the availability of accessible information to disabled pupils.

Staffing Policies

Other School Policies and Procedures


Administering Medication


If your child needs to take medicine during the school day for chronic or life-threatening conditions e.g. asthma or diabetes, we will make arrangements for this. You will be asked to give clear, written instructions for the administration of such medicines and your written consent.

If your child needs other medicines such as antibiotics, cough medicines etc they will often be unfit to attend school. However, if they are fit enough to attend school and need medicines at regular intervals, we must ask you arrange to visit school to give such medicines yourself.

School Meal Debt Recovery Policy

Adverse Weather Procedure

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

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:

  • Text messages will be sent to parents whose mobile phone number is registered on our ParentMail system.
  • Updates will be posted on the school website homepage.
  • Updates will be available on social media.

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.

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