The Accessibility Plan has been drawn up in consultation with the Local Authority, pupils, parents, staff and governors of the school and covers the period from 2022–2025.
Attendance Policy and Procedures
This policy outlines responsibilities and procedures to support our students to improve and maintain good attendance.
Behaviour for Learning
The most effective behaviour policies are those where staff and students have a sense of shared ownership. All members of staff and young people at Newhaven are expected to maintain an atmosphere conducive to learning, with courtesy and mutual respect as basic requirements.
It is important that schools have a bereavement policy and teachers and staff understand how to support the grieving children and young people in their school especially as different religions and cultures manage death and bereavement in different ways.
At Newhaven we recognise the important contribution that CEIAG makes to the education of all of our students in order that they make a successful transition from school to further education and employment. In line with the Gatsby benchmarks, Newhaven provides a range of opportunities for students to learn about the world of work, the skills required for work and the pathways available to them.
Charging and Remissions
All education during school hours is free. We do not charge for any activity undertaken as part of the National Curriculum. This policy is monitored by the governing body, and will be reviewed annually or earlier if necessary.
We recognise our moral and statutory responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of all pupils at Newhaven School. This is particularly important in our school as we know that abuse of our cohort is significantly higher than national averages.
Newhaven PRU aims to provide your child with the best possible education and meet his or her needs as well as we can. However, in any school, parents occasionally feel concerned about something or have a complaint. If this is the case we want to hear from you. This leaflet explains how you can voice a concern or complaint and how we will respond.
The aims and ethos of the school supports the development of self-respect and self esteem in all pupils, staff and the community it serves. We place a high value on diversity and treat every member of the school as an individual. In this respect, we aim to meet the needs of all, taking account of gender, ethnicity, culture, religion, language, sexual orientation, age, ability, disability and social circumstances.
Home Visit, Home Tuition & Lone Working
Home visits and tutoring are an essential part of engaging with, educating and developing relationships with students and their families at Newhaven.
These visits should be a positive experience for all concerned and the safety of our staff and students is paramount to this. This policy explains what to do to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all staff and pupils involved.
Relationships Education, Sex Education and Health Education Policy
The over-arching aim of RSHE is to help children and young people to develop the knowledge, skills, attitudes and values to become healthy, happy, safe, confident, respectful and responsible citizens- both now and in the future.
We are proud of our students and we expect them to take pride in their appearance – first impressions count.
Newhaven recognises that supporting the psychological health of staff makes Newhaven a safer, happier and more fulfilling place to work. As a trauma informed school we are aware that the welfare of staff is paramount and leads to better relationships, regulation, reflection and empathetic approaches to our students.
Therapy Dog Policy
Studies have shown that the presence of therapy dogs can improve physical and mental well-being of young people by lowering the rate of anxiety, regulate mood through soothing, improve social skills, support concentration, improve behaviour and improve relationships.
Trauma Informed Practice
Our school is invested in supporting the very best possible relational health between: Parent and child; Child and child; Child and school staff; Parent and school staff; School staff; School staff and senior leaders; School staff and external agencies. To this end our school is committed to educational practices which Protect, Relate, Regulate and Reflect. This is reflected in our Behaviour Policy.