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Anti Bullying Policy
The aim of the anti-bullying policy is to ensure that students learn in a supportive, caring and safe environment without fear of being bullied.
Bullying is anti-social behaviour and affects everyone; it is unacceptable and will not be tolerated. Only when all issues of bullying are addressed will students be able to fully benefit from the opportunities available at schools.
Behaviour for Learning
At ECS we believe that everyone has the right to learn and work in a safe environment and be treated with respect. ECS has high expectations of behaviour; therefore, all students are expected to adhere to our behaviour expectations.
The Behaviour Policy is based on a system of rewards and sanctions for student actions. The core aim is to promote positive behaviour and support students to develop behaviour that helps them achieve their best in preparation for life after school.
All school staff are responsible for managing student behaviour and good teaching which leads to high levels of student engagement and learning is a pre-requisite for good classroom management.
Download our full Behaviour for Learning policy (updated July 2016)
Equal Opportunities Policy
Edmonton County School is a multi-cultural school which endeavours to provide a safe environment and an enriching experience for all students and staff.
We are fully committed to Equal Opportunities within the whole school and the community. We believe that each student has the right to equal access to the curriculum and the right to feel valued.
Able, Gifted and Talented (AG&T) Policy
ECS aims to support the learning of all students. Students with particular gifts and talents must be recognised and helped to reach their full potential – intellectually, emotionally, aesthetically, socially and physically.
We are working to provide a challenging and stimulating learning environment for all, which offers the opportunities for students to shine and develop an enthusiasm for lifelong learning.
Assessment, Recording and Reporting
At ECS we have high expectations of what our students can achieve. Good quality assessment, target setting and intervention is central to raising attainment at student, class, department and whole school levels. The principles of Assessment for Learning are embedded through the policy and into practice.
We use student prior attainment to set realistic and Target Grades (TGs) and motivational Challenge Grades (CGs). Before a student can make progress, s/he and the class teacher need to know where s/he is starting from.
At the start of the academic year (or as soon as the information is made available), class teachers will be issued with all relevant prior attainment data for the students they teach.
Marking and Assessment Policy
In order for students to make progress they must have regular feedback on how well they are doing, how they are progressing towards targets and what they need to do to improve further.
Marking and assessment are for the benefit of students and must be in a format which is most useful to them.
Marking also serves the function of checking that work set has been completed. Parents expect to see their child’s work marked by the teacher.
Edmonton County Charging Policy
Our charging policy relates to charges which may be made by the School Governing Body and does not apply to any educational activity for which charges are levied by other persons.
Lettings are managed under an SLA provision by the LA and a list of charges will be agreed with them annually with provision for the Aspire usage to be met as per the Management Agreement.
Disability Equality Policy
At Edmonton County School, we are committed to ensuring equality of education and opportunity for disabled students, staff and all those receiving services from the school, to protect disabled people and prevent disability discrimination.
We aim to develop a culture of inclusion and diversity in which people feel free to disclose their disability and to participate fully in school life.