Allerton High School, Leeds
West Yorkshire LS17 7AG

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Policies

Full details of our policies are available on request. We provide a summary paragraph on a selection of our key policies here, for guidance:

Anti-Bullying Policy

We have a firm anti-bullying policy which makes it clear to students that bullying is always unacceptable. Every student has the right to be safe and happy in school and to be protected. We will not allow the actions of one student to destroy the safety of another.

Attendance Policy

We follow the guidance from the Department for Children, Schools and Families (DCSF) concerning Family Holiday or Extended Leave during term-time. We are committed to educational excellence and success and we have devised programmes of study which map out a structured path of learning for our students. Full attendance is a prerequisite for that success and any breaks in continuity will have a negative impact on the student. Parents/carers will not be granted permission for any leave of absence for any student during term-time unless the circumstances are exceptional.

Charging Policy

Our annual budget is never sufficient to buy all the desired resources. We hope to continue our policy of supporting a wide range of curricular experiences, including residential visits, by asking for voluntary contributions from parents/carers. In accordance with Leeds City Council guidelines, the inability or unwillingness of parents/carers to contribute will not prevent the participation of individual children in a curricular activity. In addition, there will be a remission of charges for board and lodging on a curricular visit for students whose parents/carers are in receipt of family credit or income support.

Child Protection Policy

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students. We contribute to the prevention of abuse, ensuring that all young people in our care have the right to be protected from harm and that all children have support which matches their individual needs, including those who may have experienced abuse.

CHILD PROTECTION POLICY

Disability Discrimination Act Policy

The school is DDA compliant and as part of its ongoing commitment to Equal Opportunities and the delivery of an inclusive educational service, we will endeavour to ensure that disabled people receive the same standards of service as everyone else. A copy of the school policy can be seen on request.

Drugs Policy

Our school is a safe place for our students to enjoy their learning. The governing body supports our students’ safety by ensuring that any student found in possession of any prohibited substance on school premises is likely to be permanently excluded.

Positive Behaviour Policy

As a parent/carer you will play a key role in ensuring the success of the Positive Behaviour policy. It is important that you are aware of the principles behind the policy as well as the details of the procedures.

Positive behaviour is centred around three very simple concepts:

  • That all young people enjoy being effectively rewarded for their efforts.
  • That all young people need clear guidelines about acceptable behaviour.
  • That good communication between teachers, parents/carers and students will help to promote desirable behaviour and achievement in school.

The aim of the Positive Behaviour Procedures is to ‘catch students doing the right thing’. Our approach is based on the belief that the vast majority of students do the right thing most of the time. The approach aims to recognise this using a public system of rewards which is understood and valued by all members of the school community. Through the consistent application of these procedures, good habits are reinforced and inappropriate behaviour is marginalised.

We ensure students are rewarded for their work, effort and achievements during their time in school. Students are awarded stamps in their Personal Organiser which are counted and exchanged for certificates. We have negotiated with the Junior Leadership Team (formerly the School Council) a range of rewards which have included ice skating, bowling and cinema visits. In addition, there is a Year 11 Leavers’ Ball which is supported by the school. However, we also make clear our expectation of good behaviour and students collect codes if they do not meet with those expectations. The codes lead to a series of sanctions.

Sex & Relationship Education (SRE) Policy

Where SRE is taught, it is in such a manner as to have regard to moral considerations and the value of family life. It is recognised that students come from a diversity of family, cultural and religious backgrounds and that issues need to be handled sensitively and non-judgmentally. Consequently, SRE forms an important part of our Personal and Social Education course, taught by staff who have received appropriate training and support, to enable them to feel comfortable with the content.

Single Equality Scheme

At Allerton High School we believe equality is treating everyone with equal dignity and worth, valuing their characteristics such as their age, disability, gender, ethnicity, religion or belief, sexual orientation and socio-economic circumstances. 

We will work with all our partners, staff, students, parents/carers to challenge discriminatory barriers which limit what people can do and can be.

 

Positive Behaviour Policy

GDPR Privacy Notice

Single Equality Policy & Action Plan

Exams Policy
Staff Acceptable ICT User Policy
Student Acceptable ICT User Policy
Complaints Policy
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