Providing remote education information to parents

This information is intended to provide clarity and transparency to pupils and parents or carers about what to expect from remote education where national or local restrictions require entire cohorts (or bubbles) to remain at home.

Attendance Policy

Our aim is to provide a high quality education in a safe, disciplined and caring environment, to enable all our pupils to succeed; every lesson in school matters and all pupils must attend school regularly and on time in order to make good progress. Our expectation is that pupil attendance for year 7-11 will be no less than 95% with no unauthorised absence. In order to achieve this, rigorous systems for recording attendance and procedures to address non-attendance will be maintained, along with positive measures to highlight and promote good attendance. Our aim is for students, parents and members of staff to work together to ensure excellent attendance for all students is achieved.

ECS RSE Policy - Primary & Secondary 2020

The aim of RSE is to give young people the information they need to help them develop healthy, nurturing relationships of all kinds, not just intimate relationships. It should enable them to know what a healthy relationship looks like and what makes a good friend, a good colleague and a successful marriage, civil partnership or other type of committed relationship. It should also cover contraception, developing intimate relationships and resisting pressure to have sex (and not applying pressure). It should teach what is acceptable and unacceptable behaviour in relationships. This will help pupils understand the positive effects that good relationships have on their mental wellbeing, identify when relationships are not right and understand how such situations can be managed.

Infection Control Policy

The aim of this standard operating procedure is to ensure that there is clarity for staff on pay arrangements during the current coronavirus outbreak. This policy makes reference to a number of policies and guidance documents from Public Health England, and the DfE. The objective is to ensure that there is clarity about actions to be taken to manage the school setting during the current covid-19 pandemic Pupil and staff welfare is of the highest priority. Staff are expected to act in their own interests but also to safeguard the interests of the community, the school and the Trust.

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.

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Behaviour Matters Policy

The principle of our Behaviour Matters policy is that students should come to school and thrive in a rich learning environment. We want all students to enjoy success and be happy at school. We believe that if we all work together in a spirit of cooperation then problems can be sorted out and we can focus on learning.

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.

Download the Behaviour Matters Policy (Revised November 2021)

Uniform Policy

Uniform is an important part of our school. We believe it promotes a sense of identity and establishes good working habits. All students are required to present themselves to school wearing full uniform smartly and correctly; this includes coming to school and going home in the correct uniform.

Mobile Phone Policy

Electronic equipment, including mobile phones, mp3 players, headsets and hand held games consoles, are a distraction from our core purpose of teaching and learning in school. No electronic equipment, including mobile phones, should be seen and must be switched off within the school grounds at all times

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.

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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.

Assessment, Recording and Reporting Policy 2016-17

 

 

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.

Feedback and Assessment Policy 2017-18

Homework Policy

The increased challenges of the new national curriculum and more rigorous examinations mean that our students need to be working harder and more independently. Homework develops independence in student learning; it enables students to prepare for the next lesson, broaden their knowledge and practise subject specific skills. Setting regular, sufficient, challenging, high quality homework is an important part of ‘raising the bar’ for our students.

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.

ECS Homework policy 2017-18

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.

Download our full Edmonton County Disability Equality Policy

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

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