At Nanpean School, attendance is one of our highest priorities to ensure that all children get the most out of their education with us. We have a number of procedures and reward schemes in place to encourage and reward high attendance. We have worked closely with local cluster schools to develop a workable and effective Attendance Policy.
At Nanpean School we do not tolerate bullying in any form. We have policies in place that we follow to ensure that any cases of bullying are dealt with properly. Please click on the link to read how we tackle this issue.
Behaviour and Discipline Policy
At Nanpean the highest standards of behaviour are expected and encouraged so that our school can be an orderly calm place in which to learn. At all times the children are expected to be polite and to show consideration and respect for other peoples’ feelings, needs and property. In accordance with s89 of the Education and Inspections Act 2006, our Behaviour Policy clarifies our high expectations of behaviour and the rewards and consequences in place.
In a school, which aims to promote an atmosphere which values diversity and respect of difference, bullying cannot be tolerated and is taken very seriously by everyone at the school. We encourage the children to tell a member of the school staff if they have any concerns. It would also be helpful for you to speak to the class teacher first, then the headteacher if you have any concerns. It is important that children and the school work together for the benefit of the children.
Child Protection and Safeguarding
This policy develops procedures and good practice within our School, ensuring that each person within the school can demonstrate that there is an understanding of the duty to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people including those who are vulnerable. It provides evidence of how this will be implemented within our School and within multi-agency working arrangements.
Important information regarding Child Protection at Nanpean School:
Our Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) is: Matthew Nicholls
Our Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) Cover is: Michael Barritt
Our Designated Teacher for Children in Care is: Matthew Nicholls
Our Member of the Governing Body for safeguarding is: Lee Watts
Our school is part of the Operation Encompass scheme.
Safeguarding of children is an integral part of our support for children at Nanpean School.
As part of this pledge, we work alongside many agencies to ensure best practice and continual support for children. An example of this is our work in partnership with Devon and Cornwall Police through the Operation Encompass initiative.
Operation Encompass is the reporting to schools, prior to the start of the next school day, when a child or young person has experienced any domestic abuse.
Operation Encompass will ensure that a member of school staff, our Designated Safeguarding Lead, is trained to allow them to liaise with the police and to use the information that has been shared, in confidence, while ensuring that the school is able to make provision for possible difficulties experienced by children, or their families, who have experienced a domestic abuse incident.
The Operation Encompass information is stored in line with all other confidential safeguarding and child protection information.
At Nanpean School, we are keen to offer the best support possible to all our pupils and we believe this initiative to be extremely beneficial for this purpose.
Our Complaints policy details the procedure all parents/ carers must follow when making a complaint. It also specifies what procedures the school will follow upon receiving a complaint.
For a quick guide, please click on the Complaints Procedure, which will guide you through any complaints process.
This policy gives parents more information about the consents the school seeks when your child starts school and our policy for control measures and managing the use of images in school.
Please remember that it is your right to withdraw consent at any point. If you should withdraw consent, you must inform the school office in writing.
No Smoking Policy
Nanpean School is a no smoking site. This policy now extends to e-cigarettes, which are also not permitted to be used on our site at all.
Written in line with current Legislation, this policy outlines who has Parental Responsibility for a child and what responsibilities this gives with regards to Nanpean School.
Privacy Notices/ Data Protection
In line with the Data Protection Act 1998, we have a number of obligations and responsibilities as an organisation to pupils, parents and the Local Authority/ DfE. We are registered with the Information Commissioner's Officer to allow us to hold specific information about our pupils and their families. Please click here to go to the ICO website for more information on Data Protection, your rights and our responsibilities.
E-Safety Information, Social Networking Policy and Cyber Bullying Policy
Now that more and more children have access to the internet at home and at school, e-safety is becoming increasingly important. For more information on the potential safeguarding and child protection issues that the internet has made easier, and the ways to try and prevent these situations from occurring.
For further information regarding the safe use of Smart phones, please click here.
Current Charging and Remission information from Nanpean School.
Relationships and Sex Education
A school policy exists on Relationships and Sex Education (RSE). The policy is reviewed and updated by the Governing Body. Relationships and Sex education is provided in National Curriculum areas such as science and within the PSHE and Health awareness aspects of the Curriculum. Parents are free to withdraw their children from Relationships and Sex education. All such requests should be made to the Headteacher in writing.