Statement for equality
Cheam Common Junior Academy is committed to gender, racial and disability equality in every part of school life. This principle provides the basis for all of our school policies.
How we ensure the facilities, resources and opportunities are accessible for all. Read the Accessibility Policy.
How we process and manage pupil admissions. Read the Admissions Policy.
How we manage incidents, challenge bullying behaviour, prevent bullying and provides advice for pupils and parents. Read the Anti-bullying Policy.
The legal responsibilities of parents, how we monitor and reward attendance, our expectations on punctuality and absence that may be authorised. Read the Attendance Policy.
Our expectations on behaviour, how we encourage positive behaviour and sanction poor behaviour, support for individual needs and what training our staff receive. Read the Behaviour Policy.
Fixed Term External and Permanent Exclusions
The Headteacher has the power to impose a fixed term or permanent exclusion from the Academy.
The Headteacher will make this decision in line with this policy and taking into account all the circumstances, the evidence available and the need to balance the interests of the pupil against those of the Academy. The Headteacher will have regard to the latest statutory guidance for exclusion issued by the Department for Education.
Setting out how we charge for school services and provisions including out of hours clubs, school trips, school meals, uniform and loss of school property. Read the Charging Policy.
Child protection and safeguarding
Our policy guides the procedures and practices of staff when safeguarding children and promoting their welfare. Read the Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy and appendix. This is currently being updated in line with the recent changes to Keeping Children Safe in Education (2018).
Department for Education (DfE) guidance
The DfE publishes statutory guidance for schools to which we adhere to when carrying out duties to safeguard and promote the welfare of children:
- Keeping children safe in education guidance
- Safeguarding children and safer recruitment in education
- Working together to safeguard children
Applying to all concerns and complaints other than those relating to child protection
issues or to cases where parents wish to appeal against a decision that a child be required to leave the school. Read the LEO Academy Trust Complaints Policy.
English as an additional language (EAL)
How we ensure we are inclusive of and provide appropriate support and resources for pupils with English as an additional language. Read the EAL Policy.
How we make sure pupils have the opportunity to achieve their potential irrespective of their gender, ethnicity, needs, beliefs and other areas of diversity. Read the Single Equalities Policy.
Gifted and talented
How we provide opportunities to identify and in turn nurture the talents and abilities of all those who are gifted and talented. Read the Gifted and Talented Policy.
Setting out what homework will be given to children and what is required of parents and carers in supporting their child with his or her homework. Read the Homework Policy.
Looked after children
Our requirements as set out in the statutory guidance for promoting educational achievement of looked after children (children in care). Read the Looked After Children Policy.
How we make sure mobile phones are used responsibly at school and on school trips, and potential issues can be clearly identified and addressed. Read the Mobile Phone Policy.
How we manage internet access at school, teach children about staying safe online, train our staff and our procedures for publishing material online. Read the Online Safety Policy.
How we ensure consistency in presentation throughout the school and in regards to the layout of work in specific subjects. Read the Presentation Policy.
How the targeted and strategic use of the Pupil Premium supported us in achieving our vision. Read the Pupil Premium Policy.
The responsibilities of the school and staff, and the entitlements of pupils and parents in line with the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. Read the Rights Respecting Policy.
Relationships and sex education
The principles and purpose of in-school relationships and sex education, our procedures and guidelines, and how we review relationships and sex education. We are mindful that there is new RSE guidance (published February 2019) and we will update the policy in line with this guidance and publish it once reviewed by our governing board. Read the current Sex and Relationships Education Policy.
Special educational needs
How we meet the special educational needs and disabilities of pupils, reflecting the statutory requirements as well as day-today practice.
Supporting pupils with medical conditions
How we make sure that pupils with medical conditions receive appropriate care and support at school, developed in line with Department for Education’s guidance. Read the Supporting Pupils with Medical Conditions Policy.
Detailing the school uniform and acceptable accompanying school wear, PE kit and our rules for jewellery and hair. Read the Uniform Policy.
Sets out our commitment to the highest possible standards of honesty, openness, integrity and accountability, and how we deal with incidents of whistleblowing when other internal procedures are exhausted or the whistleblower feels inhibited in going through the normal channels. Read the Whistleblowing Policy.
Please see the LEO Academy Trust website for our GDPR policies.
Annual reports and accountsPlease click here to view our annual reports and accounts
How we ensure that we are giving all our pupils every opportunity to achieve the highest standards by making visible and appropriate progress each term.