Policies

Accessibility

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.

Admissions

Newhaven School is a complex organisation with a number of provisions with varying admissions procedures.

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.

Bereavement Policy

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.

CEIAG

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.

Child Protection

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.

Complaints

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.

Data Protection

Newhaven School collects and uses Personal Data about its staff members (including governors), pupils, parents and other individuals who come into contact with the School in accordance with its legal obligations under the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) and the Data Protection Act 2018 (“DPA”). Personal Data is gathered in order to enable the School to provide education and other associated functions. The School will ensure that any Personal Data is processed fairly as directed by the principles of data protection and as guided by best practice from the Information Commissioner’s Office (“ICO”).

Early Career Teacher Policy

Newhaven School’s policy for Early Career Teachers.

Equal Opportunities

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.

Health and Safety

In accordance with the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974, it is the policy of the Governing Body of Newhaven School, to ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, the safety, health and welfare at work of all employees and to protect non-employees such as pupils, visitors, contractors and other persons at the school from injury and ill health arising from any activities undertaken.

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.

Online Safety Filtering and Monitoring Policy

Schools in England and Wales are required “to ensure children are safe from terrorist and extremist material when accessing the internet in school, including by establishing appropriate levels of filtering” (Revised Prevent Duty Guidance: for England and Wales).

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.

School Uniform

We are proud of our students and we expect them to take pride in their appearance – first impressions count.

Staff Wellbeing

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.

Trauma Informed Practice

Whistleblowing Policy

Newhaven is committed to high standards of openness, probity and accountability. In line with this commitment we encourage all employees with serious concerns about any aspect of work to come forward and raise their concerns without fear of being disloyal or suffering harassment or victimisation as a result.