Vine Schools Trust Policies
Vine Schools Trust Policies
Belchamp St Paul Policies
Accessibility Plan 2023-24
Admissions Policy 2023 – 2024
Child Protection Policy for Belchamp St Paul C of E Primary – 2023/2024
Cover & PPA Policy Autumn 2023
Child on Child Harmful Sexual Behaviour Policy
COVID catch up funding report
E-Safety Policy 2023-2024
Equality Statement 2023-2024
First Aid in Schools Policy
Inclusion & Equal Opportunities in Learning Policy Autumn 2023
Keeping Children Safe in Education 2023
Remote Learning Policy
SEND Policy Autumn 2023
Suspension and Permanent Exclusion Policy
Whistle Blowing Policy
Our Annual Report and Financial Statements are available on the Vine Schools Trust Website.
Please click here for further information: https://www.vineschoolstrust.co.uk/resources/our-documents/#financial-reports
Our children’s safety is of the utmost importance to us and we work hard to keep them safe.
All of our staff receive regular safeguarding training. We have trained Designated Safeguard Leads (DSL) in school;
Miss Ana Da Piedade (Headteacher) is DSL
Mrs Sam Couttie is also Deputy DSL
We encourage anyone with a safeguarding concern to contact one of our safeguarding team.
If you have any safeguarding issues but would prefer not to speak to school staff please contact Mrs Julie Taylor (Trust Improvement Board Governance Lead) via the school office.
If we have reasonable cause for concern that a child maybe at risk of significant harm, we will refer to social care.
For further information please read our Child Protection policy, which is available below and also in our Information Hub under the tab ‘Policies’ – or contact one of our safeguarding team.
Some quick tips for keeping your children safe on-line:
You are the responsible adult. You pay the bill. You own the phone. Therefore, you have the right and responsibility to be a good watchdog.
- Learn how to check up on your child.
- Privacy covers things like going to the bathroom, not ignoring all of your child’s technology communication.
- Limit your child’s access to mobile phones and tablet devices e.g. not in your bedroom or not after 8pm.
- There are Apps available that allow you to limit access to certain times e.g. OurPact, Screen Time Parental Control.
- Keep a note of your child’s password to social media accounts so that you can monitor activity.
- Be curious, know where they are going and where they have been online. Advise children not to respond to abusive or obscene postings whether this is online, text messages or video messages. You can report incidents of abusive emails and inappropriate sites to your Internet Service Provider (ISP). Your mobile service provider should have a number that you can ring to report abusive messaging. Try their websites for details.
- Ask your children to teach you how to use what they are using.
Behaviour & Relationships Policy
Child Protection Policy for Essex Schools and Settings 2023
Child on Child HSB Policy 2023
Child Going Missing or Absconding Policy 2023
Dealing with Safeguarding Allegations Against Adults in Schools – Autumn 2023
Health and Safety Policy 2023
Keeping Children Safe in Education – 2023/24
On-line Safety Policy 2023
Supporting Pupils Who are Unable to Access Education Due to Health Needs 2023
Suspension and Permanent Exclusion Policy 2023
Vine Schools Trust Child Protection Policy for Essex Schools and Settings 2023
Our SENDCo is Ana Da Piedade.
At the heart of the work of every primary school class is a continuous cycle of planning, teaching and assessment which takes account of the wide range of abilities, aptitudes and interests of the children. The majority of children will learn and progress within these arrangements. Those children whose overall attainments and achievement in specific subjects fall significantly outside the expected range may have Special Educational Needs (SEN).
For children who have a specific learning difficulty or a disability, our Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) policy outlines the educational support we provide.
If a teacher notices a pupil experiencing difficulties with their learning they will seek guidance from the school Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Co-ordinator (SENDCo). Advice will be given, which may include alternate strategies to support the pupils learning. Both class teacher and SENDCo will hold a meeting with parents to discuss next steps which could include:
- Advise parents to make an appointment to see the GP
- Referral to the Speech and Language Therapist service
- Referral to the Specialist Teacher Team
- Referral to Educational Psychologist service
- Referral to EWMHS (Emotional Welfare and Mental Health Services)
When a child is placed on the Special Educational Needs register, consultation with parents will continue through:
- Parent consultation day.
- One Plan meetings at least twice a year, working alongside pupils, parents and sometimes specialist agencies to set specific targets that work towards achieving a long-term goal.
- For pupils with a Statement/ Education Health Care plan (EHC Plan) Annual Review meetings.
Be Kind Online
Supporting Children’s Mental Health
What Parents Need to Know About FIFA 20
What Parents Need to Know About Houseparty
What Parents Need to Know About Minecraft
What Parents Need to Know About TikTok
What Parents Need to Know About YouTube Kids
Maintaining Mental Wellbeing in Isolation
National Online Survey 2020
Online Gaming to Gambling
Online Safety Tips
Screen Addiction 2019