School policies are in place to ensure that there is a consistent approach to practices throughout the school and that they are understood and adhered to by staff, governors and volunteers.
Adults have a tremendous impact on young children and with this in mind adults at Ashmole:
- are good role models for children;
- enjoy their work and working with children;
- are conscientious and hard working;
- welcome and support visitors to the school;
- recognise and value strengths in each other and use these to support everyone;
- work within the agreed policies of the school;
- promote a happy, caring and safe school;
- encourage children to think for themselves, ask questions and find answers;
- create an environment of trust whereby children are trusted to work seriously;
- challenge and support children in their learning.
There are numerous policies in place to safeguard our children and they include:
This is a sensitive area in which all staff do receive regular training. Here, school and other services for children and families all work together to support the needs of children.
Children's attendance at school is monitored on a daily basis and notable absences or patterns of absences are followed up by the school management and in more serious cases by the education welfare service. The school prides itself on its very good attendance figures.
High standards of behaviour are expected in school. However, as we all know children do fall out from time to time. Where this is the case it is dealt with sensitively by an adult who gives both children time to explain what the problem is and helps the issue to be resolved. Children are often reminded about our school rules and they know that we have them in order for everyone to be happy and keep safe.
Health & Safety
Everyone at Ashmole knows they have a responsibility to ensure that children and adults are able to work in a healthy and safe environment. The school has six fully trained first aiders, two of whom are also qualified paediatric first aiders. These first aiders deal with accidents should they occur. All other staff are trained in emergency aid and are able to deal with minor playground accidents.
Safer Recruitment and Selection
This aspect is taken very seriously. Governors and the school ensure that all staff new to the school and volunteers who work in school on a regular basis undertake an enhanced CRB check and full references are acquired before a person takes up post.
Should parents have any complaints the school staff will listen to your concerns and will follow up any issues arising. There is a clear procedure in place. The school is committed to working closely with parents/carers for the benefit of the children. Remember: no problem is too small and can often be prevented from becoming a bigger issue. If you continue to feel an issue has not been resolved then you could write to the Chair of Governors through the school office.
Policies : download policy documents