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 Complaints Procedure 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, Attendance and Children Missing from Education Policy||View/Download|
|Digital Safety Policy||View/Download|
|EAL (English as an Additional Language) Policy||View/Download|
|Educational Visits Policy||View/Download|
|First Aid Policy||View/Download|
|Health & Safety Policy||View/Download|
|Privacy and Cookie Notices||View/Download|
|Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy Including Allegations Against Adults||View/Download|
|Safeguarding - Drug & Alcohol Abuse Policy||View/Download|
|Safeguarding - Lost or Missing Children||View/Download|
|Safeguarding - Preventing Radicalisation Policy||View/Download|
|Safeguarding - Pupil Supervision Policy||View/Download|
|Safeguarding - Risk Assessment: Welfare Health & Safety of Pupils||View/Download|
|Special Educational Needs Policy (Including Clearly Signposted EHC Section)||View/Download|
|The Education (Independent School Standards) Regulations 2014||View/Download|
|Revised Independent School Standards - January 2015||View/Download|
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.
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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.