The following Policies are available on request from the school office:
- Additional Learning*
- Allegations of abuse against teachers and other staff (also available below to view or download)
- Anti-Bullying (also available below to view or download)
- Health and Safety
- Parent Contract
- Rewards and Sanctions
- Safeguarding Children (also available below to view or download)
- School Visits
- The Complaints' Procedure (also available below to view or download)
* Special Educational Needs, Gifted and Talented and English as an Additional Language
The following information is also available on request from the school office:
- The number of complaints registered under the formal procedure during the past academic year
Cumnor House recognises its legal duty under Section 175 of the Education Act 2002 and the 1989 Children Act and takes seriously its responsibilities to protect and safeguard the interests of all children. The school recognises that effective child protection work requires sound procedures, good inter-agency co-operation and a workforce that is competent and confident in responding to child protection situations. Our safeguarding policy can be found below in Related Documents.
We are now registered as an Associate Member of the Anti-Bullying Alliance. Together we can stop bullying and create safe environments in which children and young people can live, grow, play and learn.
Cognita Schools has signed up to eradicate bullying in our schools, working in partnership as an associate member of the Anti-Bullying Alliance (ABA); based at the renowned charity, the National Children’s Bureau in London. ABA is a coalition of organisations and individuals working together to stop bullying.
ABA coordinates anti-bullying week each November (18-22/11/2013) and is the national voice for evidence-based practice in this field.
We access specialist training for all our schools, respect difference and welcome diversity. Our schools’ anti-bullying policies support the values of ABA. We believe that bullying in any form is wrong and should not be tolerated. It is a behaviour choice and anyone can be encouraged to change their behaviour. We believe that children have the right to feel safe, secure and valued and that creating a safe environment and dealing with bullying is everyone’s responsibility. We support a range of positive strategies in our schools to tackle and prevent bullying. We actively challenge the use of humiliation, fear, ridicule and other similar approaches. Our policy is implemented whenever the school is responsible for the conduct and welfare of children. As successful schools, we create an environment that prevents bullying from being a serious problem in the first place. Schools that excel at tackling bullying have created an ethos of good behaviour where pupils treat one another and school staff with respect because they know it is the right way to behave.
To find out more about the Anti-Bullying Alliance, please click here.