All schools are required to offer children a broad and balanced curriculum that promotes their spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development, and prepares them for the opportunities and experiences of adult life. In our school we seek to ensure that the National Curriculum is delivered to all children, regardless of social background, race, gender or differences in ability. All are entitled to the development of knowledge, understanding, skills, and attitudes.
There is strictly no alcohol or any other substances allowed on the premises at Handel House School. It is illegal for children under 18 to buy alcohol and drink in public. All staff and volunteers are not permitted to work if under the influence of alcohol or any other substances which may affect their ability to care for children and failure to observe this policy will result in disciplinary action. This includes prescribed and non-prescribed drugs.
At Handel House School we seek to create a culture in which bullying of any kind, either against pupils or adults is not accepted by any member of the school community. As an organisation that is serious about child protection, we will also be serious about preventing and tackling bullying whether it is on the grounds of race, religion, educational need, disability or sexual orientation. Bullying of any kind can threaten both the mental health and educational progress of our pupils. Handel House School enables all members of the school community to understand what constitutes bullying, making it clear to pupils, staff, parents and guardians that bullying is completely unacceptable.
This policy is made available to parents, staff and pupils on the School website and in the School Office. It is also made available to parents of pupils on request to the school office, during the school day, or by e-mail. The existence of the policy is clearly identified in the information provided for prospective pupils and parents. Handel House School prides itself on the quality of the teaching and pastoral care provided to its pupils. However, if parents do have a concern or complaint, they can expect it to be treated by the School in accordance with this Procedure.
The curriculum is all the planned activities that we organise in order to promote learning and personal growth and development. It includes not only the formal requirements of the curriculum, but also the range of extra-curricular activities that the school organises in order to enrich the experience of the children. It also includes the hidden curriculum, or what children learn from the way they are treated and expected to behave.
The health, safety and welfare of all the people who work or learn at our school are of fundamental importance. We aim to provide a safe and secure working environment for everyone. The Headteacher takes responsibility for protecting the health and safety of all children and members of staff. We teach the children about health and safety in order to equip them with the skills, knowledge and understanding to enable them to live positive, successful and healthy lives.
At Handel House School we are committed to the protection and safety of the children. We maintain rigorous procedures for child protection and we expect everyone working within the setting to take responsibility for following these procedures. The purpose of this policy is to provide staff, volunteers and Headmistress with the guidance they need and to inform parents and guardians how we will safeguard their children whilst they are in our care. Safeguarding children describes the action we take to promote the welfare of children and protect them from harm.
This school provides a broad and balanced curriculum for all children. The National Curriculum is our starting point for planning that meets the specific needs of individuals and groups of children. When planning, teachers set suitable learning challenges and respond to children’s diverse learning needs and require particular action by the school. These requirements are likely to arise as a consequence of a child having special educational needs.