Available for you to view online are a number of our key policies. Other policies are retained in the school office and are available upon request.
It is a primary aim of our school that every member of the school community feels valued and respected, and that each person is treated fairly and well. We are a caring community, whose values are built on mutual trust and respect for all. The school behaviour policy is therefore designed to support the way in which all members of the school can live and work together in a supportive way. It aims to promote an environment where everyone feels happy, safe and secure. The behaviour policy is written and reviewed in conjunction with the Behaviour Principles Statement.
Our visitors information includes all the important information you need when visiting our school. We ask that all visitors read this information and adhere to these guidelines.
Parents and the school work in partnership to ensure every child is actively encouraged to develop emotionally, intellectually, morally, spiritually and physically following the Christian values.
We aim to provide two way communications between parents/carers and the school on how each pupil is progressing and we provide mechanisms for you to communicate to us if you have concerns. These have been outlined in our communications flowchart.
Charging and Remission Policy
Ashbury with Compton Beauchamp CE (A) Primary School believes that all pupils should have an equal opportunity to benefit from school activities and visits (curricular and extra curricular) independent of their parents’ financial means. This charging and remissions policy describes how we will do our best to ensure a good range of visits and activities is offered and, at the same time, try to minimise the financial barriers which may prevent some pupils taking full advantage of the opportunities.
Data Protection/GDPR Policy
Our school aims to ensure that all personal data collected about staff, pupils, parents, governors, visitors and other individuals is collected, stored and processed in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the expected provisions of the Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA 2018) as set out in the Data Protection Bill.
This policy applies to all personal data, regardless of whether it is in paper or electronic format.
Special Educational Needs and Disability Policy
Ashbury with Compton Beauchamp CE(A) Primary School is a caring school with a Christian ethos where every child is actively encouraged to develop emotionally, intellectually, morally, spiritually and physically following the Christian values. A child or young person has SEN if they have a learning difficulty or disability which calls for special educational provision to be made for him or her. A pupil has a learning difficulty or disability if he or she has a significantly greater difficulty in learning than the majority of others of the same age, or has a disability which prevents or hinders him or her from making use of facilities of a kind generally provided for others of the same age in mainstream schools. (SEN COP 2014)
- Special Educational Needs and Disability Policy please note we have developed a new Special Educational Needs Policy in January 2019 which is awaiting approval
British Values Statement
At Ashbury with Compton Beauchamp C of E (A) Primary School we are devoted to serving our community. We recognise that the United Kingdom contains range of-cultures, faiths and is an everchanging environment. We also appreciate the vital role we have in ensuring that groups or individuals within the school are not subjected to intimidation or radicalisation by those wishing to illegally influence them.
If you have any concerns about your child, their education or anything that is happening in the school you should raise it with your child’s teacher in the first instance, our communication flowchart should help you identify the best person to speak with. Difficulties within school can usually be resolved by discussion with the class teacher or head teacher. Should this not be acceptable, then a formal complaint may be made to the governors or the council.
Our curriculum policies have been produced to meet the National Curriculum requirements, but most importantly to meet the learning needs of our pupils. Our calculation policy and RE policy provide examples of how we approach these subjects at Ashbury Primary School, further policies regarding other areas of the curriculum are available from the school office.
Ashbury Primary School takes seriously its responsibility under section 11 of the Children Act and duties under “working together” to safeguard and promote the welfare of children; to work together with other agencies to ensure adequate arrangements exist within our setting to identify, and support those children who are suffering harm or are likely to suffer harm. We recognise that all staff and governors have a full and active part to play in protecting our pupils from harm, and that the child’s welfare is our paramount concern.
Our school should provide a safe, caring, positive and stimulating environment that promotes the social, physical and moral development of the individual child free from discrimination or bullying where children can learn and develop happily.
Pleased note our Managing Allegations Against Other Pupils Policy is referenced in our Safeguarding policy.
Our designated lead for safeguarding is Rachael Smith, in her absence our deputy lead for safeguarding is Julie Spackman, The safeguarding governor is Stewart Smith. The Oxfordshire County Council Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO) can be contacted using the details stated on https://www2.oxfordshire.gov.uk/cms/content/local-authority-designated-officers.
Accessibility Plan and Policy
Our accessibility plan and policy is written so to increase the extent in which disabled pupils can participate in the curriculum; to improve the physical environment of the school to enable disabled pupils to take better advantage of education, benefits, facilities and school services; and to improve the availability of accessible information to disabled pupils.
Equality Plan and Policy
Ashbury with Compton Beauchamp Church of England School is committed to ensuring that we eliminate discrimination, advance equality of opportunity and foster good relations. We understand the principal of the Equality Act 2010 and the work needed to ensure that those with protected characteristics are not discriminated against and are given equality of opportunity.
Supporting Pupils with Medical Conditions Policy
At Ashbury Primary School we are committed to supporting pupils with medical conditions to enable them to access the same education as other pupils, our policy meets the requirements of Section 100 of the Children's and Families Act 2014, and has been drafted based upon the Department for Education's statutory guidance for supporting pupils with medical conditions.
Intimate Care Policy
At Ashbury Primary School it is our intention to develop independence in each child; however there will be occasions when additional help is required. Our Intimate Care Policy has been developed to safeguard children and staff.
Ashbury school is a small rural primary school and whilst this is first and foremost a Church of England Aided Primary School, the Governors and Staff warmly welcome all children to the school. Traditionally children have been drawn from the parishes of Ashbury and Compton Beauchamp, which include Knighton, Odstone, Idstone and Kingston Winslow. The Christian Ethos of the school, the facilities, the small teaching groups, the high standards and the excellent OFSTED and SIAMS reports have attracted children from other areas. Parents are free to opt for their choice of school if there is space available. Please visit our admissions page for more information about our admissions https://www.ashburyprimary.org.uk/admissions/.