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Academy Improvement Policy

Admissions Policy – Trust Level

Attendance Policy

Behaviour Policy – VST

Behaviour Policy Addendum (Summer Term 2020)

Bereavement Policy

Capital & Revenue Reserves Policy

Charging and Remissions Policy

Appendix to Child Protection Policy

Children missing Education due to medical needs

Critical Incident (Coronavirus) Policy

Data Handling Security Policy

Data Protection Policy

Definition of Disability under the Equality Act 2010 Guidance

Education of Children in Care and/or Post LAC

Educational Visits Policy

Equality and Diversity Policy

E-Safety Policy

Exclusion Policy

Freedom of Information Publication Scheme

Health & Safety Policy

Intimate Care Policy

Lockdown Procedure Guidance

Nolan Principles

Preventing and Tackling Bullying Policy

Privacy Notice Procedure

Pupil Premium Policy

Relationship, Health & Sex Education Policy

Retention Schedule Summer 21

Safeguarding Adults

Social Media Policy

Statutory Requests Freedom of Information

Student Going Missing or Absconding Policy

Whistleblowing Policy

Worship Policy

Ridgewell Policies

Admissions Policy – Ridgewell 202223

Anti-bullying Policy 2020 – Ridgewell

Positive Behaviour Policy 2020 – Ridgewell

Equality Vision Statement – Ridgewell

Annual Report 2021

Annual Report 2020

Annual Report 2019

Annual Report 2018

Annual Report 2017

Ofsted Report 2022

Ofsted Follow Up Inspection

Ofsted Report 2016

SIAMS Report 2019

School Performance Tables

Our children’s safety is of the utmost importance to us and we work hard to keep them safe.

All of our staff receive regular safeguarding training. We have trained Designated Safeguard Leads (DSL) in school;

Kirsty Stuart is the DSL

Natalie Muggeridge is the Deputy DSL

Cathy Shergold and Alison McKeown are the Governors with responsibility for Safeguarding.

We encourage anyone with a safeguarding concern to contact one of our safeguarding team.

If you have any safeguarding issues but would prefer not to speak to school staff please contact Mrs Cathy Shergold or Mrs Alison McKeown (Safe-guarding Governors) via the school office.

If we have reasonable cause for concern that a child maybe at risk of significant harm, we will refer to social care. This referral can be made with or without us informing parents.

For further information please read our Child Protection policy, which is available below and also in our Information Hub under the tab ‘Policies’ –  or contact one of our safeguarding team.

Some quick tips for keeping your children safe on-line:

You are the responsible adult. You pay the bill. You own the phone. Therefore, you have the right and responsibility to be a good watchdog.

  • Learn how to check up on your child.
  • Privacy covers things like going to the bathroom, not ignoring all of your child’s technology communication.
  • Limit your child’s access to mobile phones and tablet devices e.g. not in your bedroom or not after 8pm.
  • There are Apps available that allow you to limit access to certain times e.g. OurPact, Screen Time Parental Control.
  • Keep a note of your child’s password to social media accounts so that you can monitor activity.
  • Be curious, know where they are going and where they have been online. Advise children not to respond to abusive or obscene postings whether this is online, text messages or video messages. You can report incidents of abusive emails and inappropriate sites to your Internet Service Provider (ISP). Your mobile service provider should have a number that you can ring to report abusive messaging. Try their websites for details.
  • Ask your children to teach you how to use what they are using.

At the heart of the work of every primary school class is a continuous cycle of planning, teaching and assessment which takes account of the wide range of abilities, aptitudes and interests of the children. The majority of children will learn and progress within these arrangements. Those children whose overall attainments and achievement in specific subjects fall significantly outside the expected range may have Special Educational Needs (SEN).

For children who have a specific learning difficulty or a disability, our Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) policy outlines the educational support we provide.

If a teacher notices a pupil experiencing difficulties with their learning they will seek guidance from the school Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Co-ordinator (SENDCo). Advice will be given, which may include alternate strategies to support the pupils learning. Both class teacher and SENDCo will hold a meeting with parents to discuss next steps which could include:

  • Advise parents to make an appointment to see the GP
  • Referral to the Speech and Language Therapist service
  • Referral to the Specialist Teacher Team
  • Referral to Educational Psychologist service
  • Referral to EWMHS (Emotional Welfare and Mental Health Services)

When a child is placed on the Special Educational Needs register, consultation with parents will continue through:

  • Parent consultation day.
  • One Plan meetings at least twice a year, working alongside pupils, parents and sometimes specialist agencies to set specific targets that work towards achieving a long-term goal.
  • For pupils with a Statement/ Education Health Care plan (EHC Plan) Annual Review meetings.

Accessibility Plan

SEN Information Report

SEND Policy

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Supporting Children’s Mental Health

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10 Top Tips for Remote Learning for Parents

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Online Safety Tips for Children

What Parents Need to Know About Screen Addiction

What Parents Need to Know About TikTok

8 Things Parents Need to Know About YouTube Kids

Please refer to Privacy Notice and GDPR section within Key Information area of website

Data Protection Policy Statement

Covid-19 Remote Learning Information for Parents and Carers

Covid-19 Risk Assessment for School September 2021

Covid-19 Catch-up Premium Report