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Admissions Policy 2020 - 2021
Admissions Policy 2021 - 2022
It is a basic entitlement of all children that they receive their education free from humiliation, oppression and abuse of any kind. Victims of bullying can suffer physical and psychological abuse, isolation, loneliness, insecurity and anxiety. They may be subjected to name calling, teasing, intimidation or extortion. This is UNACCEPTABLE and is never to be ignored.
Regular school attendance is always of the greatest importance. It is also a matter of law that a child attends school every day. Without good attendance, the efforts of the best teachers and the best school will come to nothing. Education provides a means of advancement for all young people. Pupils need to attend regularly to take full advantage of the educational opportunities available to them in law.
Asthma is the most common chronic condition, affecting one in eleven children. On average, there are two children with asthma in every classroom in the UK. There are over 25,000 emergency hospital admissions for asthma amongst children a year in the UK.
Saint John Wall Catholic School believes that all members of its community must be involved in the implementation of policies relating to keeping a disciplines, orderly, secure and happy learning environment. Ensuring high standards of behaviour how we enable pupils to achieve their potential and meet the school’s expectations.
The Bereavement Policy will provide clear information and procedural direction so that in the event of a death and bereavement a school is able to respond calmly and efficiently. It will help us give the necessary guidance and support to those who are grieving in a sensitive and compassionate manner.
Best Value Policy
This document establishes Saint John Wall School’s Best Value Strategy for purchasing. It sets out : Why a best value strategy is needed;The benefits to the school of having a best value strategy.
Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG)
A young person’s career reflects the progress they make in learning and work. It is part of the vision and mission of the school that all learners need a planned programme of activities to help them choose 14-19 pathways that are right for them and to be able to manage their careers, sustain employability and achieve personal and economic wellbeing throughout their lives.
Charging and Remissions Policy Statement
The Governing Body of Saint John Wall School recognises the valuable contribution that the wide range of additional activities, including trips, clubs and residential experiences can make towards pupils' education.
Child Protection Policy - See Safeguarding Policy
Our school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all its pupils. We believe that all staff and visitors have an important role to play in child protection.
Collective Worship Policy
An intrinsic part of the school day is collective worship. It is the outward expression of our inward journey towards our full relationship with God.
Collective worship is an opportunity for pupils and staff to explore their own spirituality and contributes to our school’s statutory obligation to provide opportunities for the school communities spiritual and moral development.
The main purposes of this Complaints Procedure are:
to resolve problems; to give parents a means to raise issues of concern and to have them addressed; to show parents the most appropriate person to whom a concern/complaint should be raised; to encourage all parties to raise and/or respond to concerns as quickly as possible so that they may be dealt with whilst the matter is fresh in peoples’ minds. To stress that at all stages of this policy the discussions, consideration and hearings should be investigatory rather than adversarial in their nature.
Data Protection Policy (Pupils and Parents)
The privacy of our pupils, their parents and carers is very important to us and we have taken steps to protect it. This Policy explains how we use your personal information and your rights in relation to your own personal data.
Drugs & Misuse of Substances Policy
Saint John Wall Catholic School seeks to educate our pupils and to help them develop into mature young people able to say no to drugs.
Definition of a 'Practising Catholic'
The Archdiocese of Birmingham requires that those appointed as foundation governors and to certain key posts within Catholic schools are ‘practising Catholics’. This document defines what a ‘practising Catholic’ is for the purpose of these appointments.
English as an Additional Language (EAL) Policy
Saint John Wall Catholic School has a history of accepting children from a wide range of backgrounds, over a long period of time. Initially from the Indian subcontinent, the Caribbean and Vietnam. These communities are now mostly second and third generation British born but many still speak their mother tongue at home.
The schools current intake is predominantly European (with Polish, Italian/Indian and Romanian children, being the majority) and Central African with a smaller number from Iraq.
There are currently approximately fifty-seven languages spoken in school.
Equality Policies and Accessibility Plans
At Saint John Wall Catholic School we are committed to ensuring equality of education and opportunity for all pupils, staff, parents and carers receiving services from the school, irrespective of race, gender, disability, faith or socio-economic background.
- Examinations Policy - Read More - pdf
- Examination Data Protection Policy - Read More - pdf
- Examination Disability Policy - Read More - pdf
- Examination Policy for Controlled and Non-Examined Assessment Policy - Read More - pdf
- Examinations Internal and External Appeals Policy - Read More - pdf
- Malpractice and Maladministration of Examinations and Assessments Policy - Read More - pdf
- Ramadan Examinations and Assessment Policy - Read More - pdf
Family Life Education Policy (RSE)
In this policy the Governors and teachers, in partnership with pupils and their parents, set out their intentions about relationships and sex education (RSE). We set out our rationale for and approach to relationships and sex education in the school. At St John Wall, RSE will take place through our Family Life Education Programme.
Freedom of Information Policy
The school will comply with: The terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000, and any subsequent relevant legislation, to ensure all information held by the school is treated in a manner that is fair and lawful.
Higher Achieving Pupils
We identify our higher achieving pupils by recognising the pupils who are consistently level 5 in their Key Stage 2 tests. This is based purely on results, rather than specific skills and attributes and therefore targets primarily academic pupils.
Health and Safety Policy
The Governing Body believes that ensuring the health and safety of staff, pupils and visitors is essential to the success of the school.
Internet and E-Technologies Policy for Staff and Pupils
The governing body of Saint John Wall Catholic School has adopted this policy to help the school meet its responsibilities for safeguarding and educating children, for regulating the conduct of employees and for complying with legislation covering the use of information and communication technologies and digital and mobile devices.
Looked after Children Policy
In line with Birmingham’s Children’s Service, Saint John Wall School supports the Council’s commitment towards securing a first class education service and promotes inclusion and Equality for our Looked after Children.
Marking, Homework & Asessment Policy
In order to realise our Mission statement ‘to educate each and every unique child in our care to hear and respond to what God calls them to be’ and to offer the highest quality of feedback leading to good pupil progress, St John Wall Catholic School has a marking, homework & assessment policy. This policy is mindful of the Catholic nature of the school and its continued pursuit of excellence in all areas of school life.
- Privacy Notice for Governors, trustees, other volunteers - Read More - pdf
- Privacy Notice for Job Applicants - Read More - pdf
- Privacy Notice for Parents and Carers - Read More - pdf
- Privacy Notice for Pupils - Read More - pdf
- Privacy Notice for the School Workforce - Read More - pdf
Prevent Policy - See Safeguarding Policy
PSHE is defined as: 'a planned programme of learning through which children and young people acquire the knowledge, understanding and skills they need to manage their lives. As part of a whole school approach, PSHE develops the qualities and attributes pupils need to thrive as individuals, family members and members of society.' PSHE Association 1.
Pupil Premium Policy
The purpose of this policy is to outline how we will ensure that the Pupil Premium allocated to us has an impact on narrowing the attainment gaps which currently exist between our disadvantaged pupils and peers.
Records Management Policy
Saint John Wall Catholic School recognizes that by efficiently managing its records, it will be able to comply with its legal and regulatory obligations and to contribute to the effective overall management of the institution.
Safeguarding & Child Protection Policy
Safeguarding is defined as: protecting children from maltreatment; preventing impairment of children's health or development; ensuring that children are growing up in circumstances with provision of safe and effective care; and taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes.
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- A Parents Guide to Extremism and Radicalisation - Read More
- Extremism and Radicalisation - Guide for Parents - Read More
Sex & Relationship Education Policy - Family Values
The Mission Statement of Saint John Wall Catholic School clearly states that the main aim of our school is to educate each and every unique child in our care to hear and respond to what God calls them to be. God calls each one of us to develop physically, morally, emotionally and spiritually and to be part of and contribute towards stable and loving relationships.
SEN and Disabilities Policy and Practice (Learning Support) and Medical Policy
Saint John Wall Catholic School aims to promote equality of opportunity for all pupils by supporting their academic, spiritual, physical and social development. We shall endeavour to enhance pupils’ own self-worth, aspiration and expectations. All staff support the learning entitlement of all pupils to a broad and balanced education, including the National Curriculum.
Teaching and Learning Policy
In order to realise our Mission Statement 'to educate each and every unique child in our care to hear and respond to what God calls them to be' and to offer the highest quality of teaching and learning, which will equip students for life' St John Wall Catholic School has a learning and teaching policy.
Trips & Visits Policy
Saint John Wall Catholic School is an 11-16 school. All visits, trips and off-site activities are planned, organised, conducted and reviewed in line with the Birmingham City Council Policy for Educational Visits and Learning Outside the Classroom and the National Guidance from http://oeapng.info/
Saint John Wall Catholic School is a uniform school. Pupils are expected to wear full school uniform at all times.
Whole School Literacy and Numeracy Policy
Good literacy and numeracy skills enable pupils to access the curriculum more effectively. Pupils will gain confidence as these skills improve, they will become more effective learners, perform better in examinations and ultimately be more attractive to potential employers.
Whistleblowing and Serious Misconduct Policy
Saint John Wall Catholic School along with Birmingham City Council is committed to ensuring that it, and the people working for it, complies with the highest standards of openness, honesty and accountability.