Policies

Review all Duncombe’s Policies and procedures

Below are Duncombe’s main school policies, including those pertaining to Treetops, our Early Years Foundation Stage. In addition to these policies, the School has a number of other supporting policies, procedures and guidance which are available on request.

Should you require any further information, please contact the School Office.

The School has a Compliments & Complaints Policy which is shown below. During the past 12 months no formal complaints have been registered.

Under the Data protection act Duncombe School processes “personal data” including “sensitive personal data” (such as medical information), for the purposes of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of pupils, parents and staff and where necessary, for the legitimate interests of the school. The school seeks to ensure that all relevant legal obligations of the school parents and pupils are complied with and that all processing of data is done lawfully and fairly in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998. The school has a comprehensive policy covering data governance and is registered with the Information Commissioners Office.

Please address any enquiries to the School Office.

Admissions Policy
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Anti-Bullying Strategy
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Assessment Policy (Including Marking & Reporting Arrangements)
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Behaviour Policy
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Complaint Procedure
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Complaint Form
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Curriculum Policy
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Data Protection Policy
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EAL (English as an Additional Language) Policy
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Equality & Diversity Policy
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Early Years Policy
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First Aid Policy
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Gifted, Talented & More Able Policy
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Health & Safety Policy
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PSHEE Policy
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Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy Including Allegations Against Adults
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Safeguarding - Code of Conduct and Acceptable Use Policy
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Safeguarding - Drug & Alcohol Abuse Policy
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Safeguarding - Educational Visits Policy
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Safeguarding - Lost or Missing Children Policy
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Safeguarding - Online Safety Policy
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Safeguarding - Photographic Images & Filming Policy
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Safeguarding - Preventing Radicalisation Policy
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Safeguarding - Pupil Supervision Policy
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Safeguarding - Risk Assessment: Welfare Health & Safety of Pupils
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Safeguarding - Use of Mobile Devices and Cameras
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SMSC Policy (Including British Values Statement & Prevention of Extremism)
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Special Educational Needs Policy (Including Clearly Signposted EHC Section)
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Teaching & Learning Policy
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The Education (Independent School Standards) Regulations 2014
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Revised Independent School Standards - January 2015
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Anti-Bullying Alliance

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Together we can stop bullying and create safe environments in which children and young people can live, grow, play and learn. Cognita Schools has signed up to eradicate bullying in our schools, working in partnership as an associate member of the Anti-Bullying Alliance (ABA); based at the renowned charity, the National Children’s Bureau in London. ABA is a coalition of organisations and individuals working together to stop bullying. ABA coordinates anti-bullying week each November and is the national voice for evidence-based practice in this field. We access specialist training for all our schools, respect difference and welcome diversity. Our schools’ anti-bullying policies support the values of ABA. We believe that bullying in any form is wrong and should not be tolerated. It is a behaviour choice and anyone can be encouraged to change their behaviour. We believe that children have the right to feel safe, secure and valued and that creating a safe environment and dealing with bullying is everyone’s responsibility. We support a range of positive strategies in our schools to tackle and prevent bullying. We actively challenge the use of humiliation, fear, ridicule and other similar approaches. Our policy is implemented whenever the school is responsible for the conduct and welfare of children. As successful schools, we create an environment that prevents bullying from being a serious problem in the first place. Schools that excel at tackling bullying have created an ethos of good behaviour where pupils treat one another and school staff with respect because they know it is the right way to behave.

Find out more about the Anti-Bullying Alliance.


CEOP Help support and advice centre

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Need immediate help?

Do you need immediate help or have a real emergency? If so call 999 or contact your local police here:

When should I report to CEOP?

We help children stay safe online. Has someone acted inappropriately towards you online, or to a child or young person you know? It may be sexual chat, being asked to do something that makes you feel uncomfortable or someone being insistent on meeting up. You can report it to us below.

Remember if you need immediate help call 999

Other people who can help

For advice and to seek help on a range of issues, from hacking to cyberbullying, click here.