School Policies

Here you will find some of our core policies. Since joining the Bath & Wells Multi-Academy Trust in 2018 we have adopted many of their approaches and procedures, but all our policies support and reflect our particular school ethos and are wholly based on our Christian vision and values. Policies provide the formalising of our day to day practice and are kept under review by our Local Governing Board.

This page and policies are currently being reviewed and updated

Safeguarding and Child Protection addendum since return to school March 2021 after Lockdown 3

safeguarding_and_child_protection_policy_addendum_-covid-_19_(1)_version_4_(1).pdf

Loaning School Equipment
Please see below three documents relating to the loan of school equipment to help support children with home learning. These include an editable Word document for parents and carers.
Please read these policy documents carefully if your family has been loaned school IT equipment :

freshford_loaning_school_equipment_policy_2021_final.pdf

loaning_laptop_for_home_learning_09.02.21.pdf

loaning_school_equipment_parent_or_carer_editable_form.docx

Privacy Policy Academic Year 2020 / 2021

privacy_notice_freshford_church_school_-_use_of_pupil_information_2021_2022.pdf

Bath & Wells MAT Privacy Policy May 2018

bwmat_privacy-notice-final-may-2018-1.pdf

SEND Local Offer 2021

freshford_local_offer_2021.pdf

single_equality_scheme_2016__reviewed_may_17__to_review_june_18.pdf

promoting_fundamental_british_values_2017_.pdf

behaviour_policy_2018_19.pdf

bwells_mat_complaints_policy_nov_2018_v_3-4.pdf

PSHE and Relationships

Relationship and Health Education Policy 2021 Draft

relationships_and_health_education_draft_policy.pdf

Anti-Bullying Policy

anti-bullying_policy.pdf

freshford_church_school_re_policy_2018__2019_update.pdf

policy_for_collective_worship_2018-2019.pdf

sex_and_relationships_2017-_2019_policy.pdf

freshford_health_and_mental_wellbeing_policy_2018.pdf

spiritual,_moral,_social_and_cultural_policy_2018.pdf

freshford_church_school_severe_weather_guidance_2018.pdf

Safeguarding
The Safeguarding Committee of the FGB has reviewed safeguarding policies in October 2017, mindful of the fact that when the school moves to become part of the Bath & Wells Multi-Academy Trust in April 2018 they will be adopting the Diocesan model policies.

freshford_cp_policy_reviewed_march_17.pdf

safeguardingpolicyfeb2017.pdf

code_of_conduct_for_safe_practice_redraft_proposed_march_17.pdf

updated_e-safety_policy__2015.pdf

safeguarding_policy_july_2018_.pdf

acceptable_use_policy_agreement_for_ks2_children_2020.pdf

acceptable_use_policy_agreement_for_ks1_pupils.pdf

anti_radicalisation_policy_2016.pdf

anti-bullying_policy_updated_december_2015_f.pdf

charging_and_remissions_policyfreshford_school_2016.pdf

use_of_social_media_policy_feb_2017.pdf

staff_code_of_conduct_for_ict_2017_feb.pdf

freshford_2017_managing_allegations_against_staff_or_volunteers_who_work_with_children.pdf

Pupil Premium and Equality Information

Freshford Church School receives additional funding in the form of a Pupil Premium Grant for children who may be at risk of under-achievement. This funding is available for each child who is entitled to Free School Meals (or who have been so at any point over the past six years), for any Looked After or Post-Looked After Children or for those who have a parent who serves in the Armed Forces. The aim of the Pupil Premium is to close the overall gap in achievement.

The school is required to publish online information about how we have used this Pupil Premium :

“The support provided by highly skilled and dedicated teaching assistants makes a strong contribution to pupils’ learning in lessons’ OFSTED REPORT JULY 2014

The Governing Body agreed that this sum could be spent in line with the attached break down below :

19-20_freshford_bwmat_pupil_premium_strategy_2019_20.pdf

PE & Sports Premium

The school is allocated an annual PE & Sports Premium Grant which continues to be used to extend the provision of high quality sports delivery by professional coaches in order to help all children achieve their personal best and equip teachers with the tools necessary to provide similarly high quality coaching in physical education and a range of sports. This forms part of the school’s approach to promoting a healthy lifestyle.

Our children enjoy a wide range of learning ‘outside the classroom’ opportunities and participate in our Let’s Explore days, which are held at various outside venues in the locality. Through a range of forest school activities they learn the essential life skills that build resilience, encourage communication skills and team work and instill a belief in their ability to succeed as they move through primary to secondary education and into the world of work.

With the benefit of this added dimension and additional support and resources being made available to them, our children are empowered emotionally, socially, spiritually and academically to become more confident learners, able to access all areas of the school’s curriculum.