KPINS Statutory Policies


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Our policies are the guidelines, principles and rules that we develop to achieve the goals in our mission statement.

(A downloadable set of all policies is listed at the bottom of this page.)

Our key policies include:

Behaviour and Discipline Policy

Extract from the policy document:

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 set firmly within a clearly understood code of conduct, where everyone feels happy, safe and secure. (CRC Article 19: You have the right to be protected from being hurt and mistreated in body or mind)

The school has a number of school rules, but the primary aim of the behaviour policy is not a system to enforce rules. It is a means of promoting good relationships, so that people can work together with the common purpose of helping everyone to learn. This policy supports the school community in aiming to allow everyone to work together in an effective and considerate way. (CRC Article 28: You have the right to a good quality education. You should be encouraged to go to school to the highest level you can).

The school expects every member of the school community to behave in a considerate way towards others. This is endorsed as a Rights Respecting School.

We treat all children fairly and apply this behaviour policy in a consistent way.

This policy aims to help children to grow in a safe and secure environment, and to become positive, responsible and increasingly independent members of the school community.

The school rewards good behaviour, as it believes that this will develop an ethos of kindness and co-operation. This policy is designed to promote good behaviour, rather than merely deter anti-social behaviour.

Behaviour Policy September 2016 (pdf)

Special Needs Policy

Extract from the policy document:

At Kenmore Park Infant & Nursery School (KPINS), we work in the belief that all children are entitled access to a broad and balanced curriculum which is relevant to their needs. We respond positively to the diversity of the pupils in our school, and aim to create a caring learning environment which takes account of each child’s language, identity and cultural background. (CRC Article 30 – Every child has the right to learn and use the language, customs and religion of their family, whether or not these are shared by the majority of the people in the country where they live). All of the children in our care are unique, and any child could be vulnerable at some point in their school life. We are prepared to respond positively to the individual needs of each child, providing appropriate support that will help pupils achieve to their potential.

Every Teacher is a Teacher of every child including those with SEN. Quality-first teaching is expected.

Our school provides a focus on outcomes for children and we are determined to work in partnership with parents for the best interests of the child. (CRC Article 29 – Education must develop every child’s personality, talents and abilities to the full).

SEN policy September 2016 (pdf)

Equal Opportunities Policy

Extract from the policy document:

We believe in the need to eliminate unlawful discrimination and to promote equality of opportunity in all that we do.  We recognise the rich diversity of Harrow’s population as strength and we aim to treat all people with dignity and respect whilst recognising the value of each individual and the positive contribution they make to Harrow’s diverse community and workforce.

Equal Opportunities Policy September 2016 (pdf)

Charging Policy

All education during school hours is free. We do not charge for any activity undertaken as part of the National Curriculum with the exception of group music tuition.

When organising school trips, visits or visitors into school (Theatre groups) which enrich the curriculum and educational experience of the children, the school invites parents to voluntarily contribute to the cost of the activity. All contributions are voluntary. If we do not receive sufficient voluntary contributions we may need to cancel the activity. If the activity goes ahead, it will include children whose parents have not paid any contribution. We do not treat these children differently from any others.

Charging Policy September 2016 (pdf)

Accessibility Plan

Extract from the document:

To reduce and, where possible, eliminate barriers to accessing the curriculum and to full participation for pupils, and prospective pupils, with a disability.

(Article 23: you have right to special education and care if you have a disability, as well as all the rights in this Convention, so that you can live a full life).

Accessibility Plan September 2016 (pdf)

Parental Complaints Procedure

Extract from the document:

We want our pupils to do well and feel happy at school. However, we do recognise that, on occasions, concerns or difficulties do arise. In this event, parents/carers are encouraged to contact the school to have any difficulties or concerns resolved at the earliest possible stage. By taking such matters seriously the school aims to develop a working relationship with parents/carers and to reduce the number of formal complaints. (Article 1: Everyone under 18 has rights listed in the UNCRC).

Parental Complaints Procedure September 2016 (pdf)

Child Protection Policy

Extract from the document:

This Child Protection Policy forms part of a suite of documents and policy statements which relate to the safeguarding responsibilities of our school. It is an expectation of statutory guidance that every school will have a Child Protection Policy and will review it annually. It is available to pupils and parents on the school website. This policy should be read in conjunction with the school’s policies on Safer Recruitment, Behaviour/Anti-Bullying and Staff Conduct.

Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy September 2016 (pdf)

Sex Education Policy

Extract from the policy document:

Sex education is part of the personal, social and health education curriculum in our school. While we use sex education to inform children about sexual issues, we do this with regard to matters of morality and individual responsibility, and in a way that allows children to ask and explore moral questions. We do not use sex education as a means of promoting any form of sexual orientation.

Sex Education Policy September 2016 (pdf)

Early Years and Foundation Stage Policy

Extract from the document:

The Foundation Stage applies to children from three years of age to the end of the reception year. The Foundation Stage is important in its own right, and in preparing children for later schooling.

Early Years and Foundation Stage Policy September 2016 (pdf)

Disclosure of Criminal Records Policy and Procedure

Extract from the document:

Harrow Council is committed to safeguarding the welfare of those accessing its services through the effective use of the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) disclosure vetting process for all relevant groups of employees.

Disclosure of Criminal Records Policy and Procedure 2016 (pdf)

Phonics & Reading Schemes

The school uses a well-respected, synthetic-phonics programme, Letters and Sounds.

We use a variety of high-quality reading schemes to ensure that children are challenge and engaged. These include: Rigby Star, Collins, Big Cat and Oxford Reading Tree.

Policy numberName of policyDate of initial/ updated Next review ChangesStatutory PolicyStatutory documentWebsite
1Able & TalentedSept 2016Summer 2019Minor
2Absence Procedures - StaffSept 2016Summer 2019LA model adopted
3Acceptable Use of ICT Systems by Pupils & StaffSept. 2016Yes (NC)
4Accessibility PlanSept 2017Sept 2020Yes ( following school expansion)
5AdmissionsSept 2017Sept 2018Yes (Nursery criteria – distance from Sept 2017)null
6AllergySept 2016Sept 2019Include catering company
7Anti-Bullying Sept 2016Summer 2018Yes (NC & RR)
8Art & DesignSept 2016Summer 2019Yes (NC & RR also in line with Arts Mark)
9Assessment Sept 2016Sept 2019Yes ( in light of ARE & NC)
10AsthmaSept 2016Sept 2017Yes – in line with school practice and health & safety advice
11AttendanceSept 2016Sept 2017Yes – Penalty notice changes due to High Court hearing May 2016
12Behaviour Sept 2017Sept 2018Yes (RR+ reward systemnullnull
13Building Learning PowerSept 2016Summer 2017Yes (RR & VL)
14Calculation PolicySept 2015Sept 2018No change
15Capability Procedure Sept 2016AnnuallyModel policy LAnullnull
16Career Break SchemeJune 2012LA modelNo Change
17ChargingJuly 2017Summer 2018Music Tuition Year 2nullnull
18Child Protection & SafeguardingSept 2017Sept 2018Yes (Keeping Children Safe in Education Sept 2016) LA modelnullnull
(Covers allegations against members of staff).
19Collective WorshipSept 2016Sept 2019Yes (RR article)
20Code of Conduct for School EmployeesSept 2017Sept 2018Yes (Keeping Children Safe in Education Sept 2016)null
21Complaints (Parental)Sept 2017Sept 2018Yes (RR)nullnull
22Computing Curriculum PolicySept 2016Summer 2019Yes (NC & RR)
23Continuing Professional DevelopmentSept 2016Sept 2019Yes
24Critical Incident Sept 201642979Yes details /phone numbers
25Curriculum LeadersSept 201642979Yes – confirmed responsibilities
26CurriculumSept 2016Sept 2019Yes (linked to BLP and New NC)
27DBS Policy and procedures (Model policy)Sept 2016Sept 2017No changenull
28Data ProtectionSept 2017Sept 2018Updatednullnull
29Design & Technology Sept 2016Summer 2017Yes (Headers)
30Disciplinary Procedures for StaffSept 2016Sept 2017No changenull
31DramaSept 2016Sept 2019Yes (RR )
32DrugsSept 2016Sept 2018Yes (RR)
33Early Years Foundation StageSept 2017Summer 2018Yes (New framework & RR)null
34Education of Looked After ChildrenSept 2016Sept 2018Yes (RR)
35Education of Pupils with Medical Needs Known as Supporting Pupils in Education with medical conditionsSept 2016Sept 2017Yes null
36Educational Visits Policy & ProceduresSept 2016Summer 2018Yes
37Employment of relatives and friend (LA model)Sept 2014As LA updateNo LA model
38EnglishSept 2016Summer 2017No change
39Equal OpportunitiesSept 2017Sept 2018No changenull
40Ethnic Minority AchievementSept 2016Sept 2017Review
41Family LearningSept 2016 July 2018Yes in line with support and programmes offered.
42Feedback & Marking Sept 2016Summer 2017Yes (VL & evaluation of previous year)
43First Aid & Emergency Aid PolicySept 2016Sept 2017Yes (defribrillator and updated practice )
44Gender EqualitySept 2016Summer 2017Annual review no changes
45Grievance Procedures for StaffSept 2017Sept 2018None – LA model policynull
46Geography PolicySept 2014Summer 2017No further update Sept 2016
47HandwritingOct 2015July 2017Adapted to include the Nelson Handwriting
48Health & Safety Policy Sept 2017Sept 2018Reviewed Sept 2017 nullnull
49Health, Safety & WelfareSept 2014Sept 2017Reviewed Sept 2016
50History PolicySept 2014Summer 2017No further update
51Homophobic PolicyDec 2014Sept 2017No change
52HomeworkSept 2016Sept 2017Homework types updated
53Induction of NQTsSept 2016Sept 2017Wording changed to reflect updated teachers standards
54Intimate CareSept 2016Sept 2017Annual review minor changes
55Legionella Policy (LA model)Sept 2014No change awaiting H&S executive update
56Lettings policySept 2016July 2017Annual review
57LibrarySept 2016Sept 2018Reviewed
58MathematicsSept 2016Summer 2017Yes (NC & RR)
59Monitoring & EvaluationSept 2016Sept 2019Reviewed
60MusicSept 2014Summer 2017Yes (NC & RR)
61Overarching ArtsSept 2016Sept 2019Reviewed.
62Packed LunchSept 2016Sept 2019Reviewed UFSM implications and food standards
63Parental Leave PolicyApril 2015LALA model
64Pay Policy – Whole School Sept 2017Sept 2018Changes salary costsnullnull
65Physical EducationSept 2016Sept 2018Yes (RR & Coaching)
66Positive Intervention PolicySept 2016Sept 2017Yes (RRSA)
67PlaygroundSept 2016Sept 2019Reviewed.
68PSHE & CitizenshipSept 2016Sept 2019Yes – RRSA Curriculum update
69Publication Scheme for Freedom of Information Act Sept 2017AnnuallyReviewednullnull
70Pupil InductionSept 2016Sept 2018Yes RRSA and new induction procedure/form
71Race Equality & Cultural DiversitySept 2016Sept 2017Yes (RRSA & school practice)
72Religious EducationSept 2016Summer 2019Yes (NC & RR)
73Rights Respecting & Global LearningSept 2016Summer 2017Yes ( RR & Global links)
74School UniformSept 2016Sept 2019Yes RRS article added and payment methods.
75ScienceSept 2014Summer 2017No change
76Sex Education
Sept 2017Sept 2018Yes (RR)nullnull
77Smoking Sept 2016Sept 2018
Review
78Special Educational NeedsSept 2017Sept 2018
New policy SEN code of practice 2014nullnull
79Special Leave PolicySept 2016Sept 2017
Adapted Jan 2016
80Spiritual & Moral DevelopmentSept 2016Sept 2019

RRSA/ SMSC link
81Staffing Sept 2016Sept 2019Reviewed
82Staff Appraisal
Sept 2017Sept 2018
Reviewednullnull
83Staff Gifts & Hospitality PolicySept 2016Sept 2017
Reviewed
84Stress Policy & Risk assessments Sept 2016Sept 2019Reviewed
85Teaching Assistants Induction & MentoringSept 2016Sept 2019No change
86Teaching & LearningSept 2016Sept 2017
Yes (changes in Year 2 NC)
87Welcome for Children New to SchoolSept 2016Sept 2019Yes RRSA/ etc.
88Whistleblowing Policy & ProceduresSept 2014Sept 2017No change
89Whole school Food PolicyJuly 2016July 2019Update RRS & Food standards info. & Food standards info
90Year groupSept 2016Sept 2019Yes RRSA/ 4 forms of entry/VL
91Adoption Leave Sept 2015When LA reviewLA model policy
92Maternity Leave and Pay Oct 2015When LA reviewLA model policy
93PrePremises Managementmises ManagementSept 2016Sept 2017Reviewednull