Policies & Documents
The school has numerous policies that guide practice and documents that outline plans, procedures and the impact of these. A number are posted on this page for ready access but others can be obtained by contacting the school office.
A brief outline of some the main policies are given below; parents and carers can also find some key policies and procedures in the children's school diaries.
|Home School Agreement|
|Effective partnership and cooperation between home and school is at the heart of successful education at Gladesmore. We find that children thrive when staff, parents and children are able to work well together to set high expectations for excellence. To guide this partnership we have a Home-School Agreement. This outlines the responsibilities of parents, pupils and of the school in supporting the learning process.|
|Providing children with a happy, safe and successful school life is one of the school’s priorities. Staff need to know that pupils attend regularly, produce their work on time and behave properly. The pastoral needs of pupils are mainly looked after by a Form Tutor and the Year Head. The School has policies and procedures for Safeguarding, Child Protection and Attendance.|
Under Section 11 of the Children’s Act 2004 the school has a responsibility to safeguard and promote its young people and their welfare. This responsibility complements Section 175 of the Education Act 2002.
Safeguarding includes child protection, health care plans, health and safety, site security, safety on school trips, anti-bullying work and prevent.
The School will work in collaboration with other agencies such as Social Services and the Police to safeguard pupils and protect children from maltreatment, impairment of children’s health or development, ensure that children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care.
Through the reward system, pupils are given recognition for the school’s REACH values when they demonstrate Respect, Enthusiasm, Attitude, Cooperation and Hard Work. Pupils gain a range of rewards including: MyStickers, Postcards and Certificates. We have a strong emphasis at Gladesmore on positive reinforcement so pupils receive frequent verbal encouragement. We like to involve parents and carers in the reward system by notifying them of particular successes.
Click here to find out more about MyStickers.
|School discipline is designed to create a stable, sensitive learning atmosphere. The system is based on a clear set of school rules. Good discipline is an important feature of our ethos. Sometimes sanctions are necessary to remind pupils of their responsibilities.|
Staff will usually deal with instances of misbehaviour by discussing situations with pupils and advising and supporting them to improve their behaviour. If situations persist staff usually contact home.
Punishments may involve detentions at break times, lunchtime or after school. Sometimes additional work is set to be completed at home. (Note: Pupils may be kept in detention at the end of the day).
If a pupil is disturbing a class they will be taken out of their lesson and sent to the Duty Room. For serious misbehaviour pupils may be issued an internal Suspension for a period of time. On very infrequent occasions and in extreme cases a pupil can be excluded from the school for a period of time.
|Able, Gifted & Talented|
Gifted is defined as those with high ability in an academic subject such as English, maths, science, humanities or modern foreign languages.Talented is defined as pupils with high ability in practical and creative subjects such as art, music, technology, sport, drama or dance.
Gladesmore is committed to providing the best possible educational opportunities for all its pupils and this involves extending pupils who are gifted and/or talented in particular areas. A whole variety of approaches may be required to do this such as: providing more difficult work or challenging experiences; tutoring; mentoring.
We recognise the importance of every individual and his or her equal right to enjoy personal fulfilment. This means that every pupil should feel safe and secure in school and that s/he should be totally accepted in the community regardless of race, religion, gender, class, disability, age, sex and sexual orientation.
The school will not tolerate any of the following behaviours: name calling; writing graffiti; physical intimidation; offensive remarks about a person's body, gender or sexuality; inappropriate jokes; and unwelcome attention or physical contact which makes an individual feel threatened or uncomfortable. Every individual has a responsibility to take action and support the Equal Opportunities policy of the school. The emphasis is working together so that everyone feels safe, happy and able to achieve their full potential.
|The school takes any form of bullying very seriously indeed. We make it as easy as possible for pupils to report anything that they regard as bullying and the whole community plays a significant role in combating it, Peer listeners and Prefects have a monitoring and support role. Pupils are encouraged to inform staff if they are being bullied or they see bullying.|
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