Meanwood Primary School Policies

On this page you will find details of Meanwood Primary School's policies which may be of interest to parents. Our school policies are regularly reviewed and approved by the Governing Body. 

If you would like to discuss any of these policies further, would like a copy of any policy, or if you require information about a policy not included on this page, please contact the Head Teacher.

Anti Bullying Policy

We do not tolerate bullying in any form.  Click here to read how we promote good relationships between children and how we address any incidents of bullying.

Attendance Policy

Excellent attendance is vital to children's academic progress at school in addition to confidence and social development. We work in partnerships with parents to ensure your child achieves a high level of attendance and will offer any support necessary to maximise each child's attendance. Please talk to your child's class teacher if there is anything affecting your child's attendance which we can help you with. 

We request that parents inform us the reason for their child's absence before 9.30am. Whenever possible, appointments including opticians, doctors and dental, should be made out of school hours.

Holidays during term time are no longer allowed (following changes to the law from September 2013).

The Local Authority's Education Welfare Officer visits the school regularly and follows up any concerns regarding attendance or punctuality. Click here to read the school's Attendance Policy.

Behaviour Policy

Good behaviour is promoted through our school rules:

    • Always try your best
    • Behave safely
    • Listen to others
    • Be a good friend
    • Treat everyone with respect

 Throughout school, good behaviour is promoted through positive attention and rewards, such as a smile and verbal praise, stickers, certificates, tokens towards a class treat and "spotty cards."

Children who break the rules are supported to make the right choices.  We use "time out" to help children think about the consequences of their behaviour.  More serious misbehaviour is referred to senior staff using red or blue slips. 

We work closely with parents if there are concerns about a child's behaviour as we know how important it is for children to have consistent messages from home and school. Click here to read.

Charging Policy

To read the school's Charging Policy, click here

Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy

We have a legal duty to safeguard children.  If we have any concern about a child's safety or welfare, we will first discuss this with parents or carers and will actively seek to offer any support we can to a family in need.  We may also need to involve other agencies, such as Children's Social Care. To read a full copy of the school's Child Protection Policy,  click here.

Collective Worship Policy

To read how the school complies with the statutory duty to provide an act of daily collective worship, click here.

Complaints Procedure

We hope you are happy with the care and education we provide at Meanwood.  If you have any concerns, please talk to us informally and we will do all we can to resolve the issue.  If you are still not satisfied with our response, click here to read the complaints procedure. Click here to read the full version of the Complaints Policy.

Data Protection Privacy Notice

Meanwood Community Nursery and Primary School is a data controller for the purposes of the Data Protection Act 1998 Click here 

Drugs and Substance Abuse Policy

Click here to read

E-Safety Policy

Click here to read

Equality and Community Cohesion Policy

Click here to read

First Aid Policy 

Click here to read

Homework Policy

Click here to read

Inclusion Policy

To read this policy which sets out how the school includes children with Special Educational Needs or disabilities, gifted and talented children, Looked After Children and children with other additional needs, click here Click here 

Keeping Children Safe in Education

Click here to read

Photography Policy

Click here to read the school's policy for photographing children and the use of photos.

Physical Intervention Policy

In exceptional circumstances, school staff may be required to use physical intervention in order to ensure the safety of pupils or staff.  This policy sets out how the school's approach meets government guidelines. Click here

Prevent Duty

Information regarding the school's responsibility to protect children from radicalisation. Click here

Screening, Searching and Confiscation Policy

The school is fully compliant with government guidelines on the use of screening and searching pupils and in the use of confiscation. Click here

 Sex and Relationships Policy

To read this policy Click here