As part of our Health and Safety policies and Emergency Response Plan procedures the school has a Lock Down Policy. On very rare occasions it may be necessary to seal off the school so that it cannot be entered from the outside. This will ensure that pupils, staff and visitors are safe in situations where there is a hazard in the school grounds or outside the school in the near vicinity
Remote learning is the process of teaching and learning performed at a distance. Rather than having students and teachers coming together in person, remote learning means that students are distanced from their teacher and their peers. Effective remote learning attempts to provide an experience as close to the classroom environment, as possible when the student and teacher are in two different places.
The DfE expects South Grove to have a contingency plan in place from the end of September in case of local coronavirus outbreaks. This document will set out how the school will plan to operate at each 'tier' of local restrictions.
At South Grove we are committed to the highest possible standards of openness, probity and accountability and we encourage staff and others working with us to raise any concerns about any aspect of our work to come forward and voice those concerns. In some instances, concerns may need to be expressed on a confidential basis.
The Department for Education (DfE) has published an updated version of the statutory guidance Keeping children safe in education (KCSIE) 2021 which revises the 2020 guidance. This policy has been updated in accordance with the changes
From May 2017, South Grove Primary School has amended their strict NO DEBT policy relating to the school meal service and Breakfast Club.
January 2020 The school will make every effort to remain open whenever possible and operating as normal. In the event of severe adverse weather or an emergency i.e. no water or heating, it may be necessary to make a decision to close the school for the safety of the children and staff.
The Governing Body has a duty to oversee the direction and policies of the school, to monitor its standards and be held to account for its conduct and performance. Visiting the school is the best way to learn how it functions, and to keep under review how it operates so that you can increase the Governing Body’s first-hand knowledge, informing strategic decision making.
The School welcomes all pupils with asthma, and will encourage and help children with asthma to participate fully in all aspects of school life.
The purpose of this First Aid Policy is to enable the school to effectively to provide for the immediate needs and requirements of staff and students who have sustained either a serious or a minor injury
The London Borough of Waltham Forest (LBWF) has a duty under the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 to provide safe and healthy working conditions for employees and to ensure that their work does not adversely affect the health and safety of other people (e.g. pupils/visitors).
Purpose: To ensure safe and clear administration of medicines
The policy sets out the framework for tackling incidents of violence against South Grove staff, including threats and inappropriate behaviour and language, in support of its staff
The School recognises that by efficiently managing its records, it will be able to comply with its legal and regulatory obligations and to contribute to the effective overall management of the institution.
South Grove Primary School recognises that our children and their families are at the heart of all we do. We passionately believe that every pupil is important and that we have a responsibility to ensure that all pupils achieve success and become the very best that they can be.
The Headteacher and Governing Body of South Grove Primary School recognise the value of providing a wide range of experiences to enrich and extend pupils’ learning and to contribute to their personal development.
We strive to provide a good education for all our children. The Headteacher and staff work very hard to build positive relationships with all parents. However, the school is obliged have procedures in place in case there are complaints by parents or carers. The following policy sets out the procedures that the school follows in such cases.
E-safety and Acceptable Use Policies
Updated: 2022 - Links with Parents and Children AUP
GDPR and data Protection Policies
We believe that educational visits are an integral part of the entitlement of every pupil to an effective and balanced curriculum.
The use of information and communication technology is an integral part of the National Curriculum and is a key skill for everyday life. Computers, tablets, programmable robots, digital and video cameras are a few of the tools that can be used to acquire, organise, store, manipulate, interpret, communicate and present information.
At South Grove we are committed to providing all children with the opportunities they need to succeed. All teachers are regarded as teachers for all pupils, regardless of special educational needs or disabilities.
This document is a statement of aims, expectations and strategies for ensuring positive behaviour at South Grove Primary School.