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Policies & Key Information 

These pages contain all of the policies and key information relevant to Joseph Clarke School. If you are looking for Academy-wide information, you can find it here

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Basic information

Name Description 
Publication Scheme Sets out the information which the Academy Trust publishes and which is available via the Trust’s websites or in hard copy.
Complaints policy The process of making a complaint and who to contact.
Safeguarding Policy Statement of policy for safeguarding and promoting welfare of pupils at the school.
Covid-19 closure & Safeguarding  Our process for determining school closure, based on safeguarding annd child protection risks. 
Whistleblowing Policy Framework to ensure concerns to be raised confidentially and investigated thoroughly and that members of staff who raise concerns receive a response.
Health & Safety Policy Statement of general policy with respect to maintaining high standards of health and safety.
Charging and Remissions policy Sets out our policy on the charges made for activities, and the circumstances under which voluntary contributions will be requested from parents.
Exclusion Policy When a student may be excluded from the school.

Teaching, Learning and Curriculum policies and guidance

Name Description
S.E.N.D Policy This policy sets out how we meet the needs of children and young people with SEND.
Medical Policy & Guidance  Statement of guidance and directives  for Education and Nursing staff so that all pupils can access a broad, balanced and enriching curriculum.
Healthy Eating Policy Reflects the Academy Trust’s commitment to developing a positive healthy eating culture for the Trust community.  
Positive Behaviour Policy Policy with regard to supporting pupils to develop positive behaviour.
E-Safety Policy Responsible and safe  use of IT resources.
Promoting 'fundamental British values'  Statement of the strategies used to promote the values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs at Joseph Clarke School.
Looked After Children Policy

Statement of the Trust's approach to supporting the educational achievement of Looked After Children.


Privacy and Data Protection, including GDPR

Name Description
Data Protection Policy Sets out how Whitefield Academy Trust recognizes and treats personal information data lawfully, fairly and in a transparent manner.
Privacy Notice - Pupil information How we use pupil information
Whitefield Academy Records Retention Schedule Describes the time periods for which records should be retained by the Academy in order to comply with operational and legal requirements