As St John and St James’ is a part of the Primary Advantage Federation of schools, we review our policies on a regular basis. When a policy review is required, consultation is also undertaken with wider stakeholders including our school Governors.
PE & Sport Premium Funding was introduced by the Government to help schools to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of their physical education provision (PE), physical activity and sports offered by the school.
We are committed to placing the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child at the heart of our core values and ethos; believing children’s participation is integral to all aspects of school life. The result is a raised sense of security and self-confidence which allows them to take the next step in advocating the rights of children everywhere.
When a pupil reaches the end of Key Stage 2, they are required by law to sit the Year 6 SATs test; unless a child meets a particular set of requirements which exempts them from taking the tests. The results from the SATs tests are published every December for the public to see.
Our school is committed to inclusion and believe that all children have a common entitlement to a broad and balanced curriculum which is accessible to them. A number of children in the course of their school career will experience periods when they have difficulty in keeping up with their peers. Pupils develop at different rates especially in primary education. St John & St James’ is committed to identifying and supporting any child in this position under the Special Educational Needs System.
The Department for Education (DfE) published a new special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) Code of Practice on 30 July 2014. It came into force from 1st September 2014, replacing the previous 2001 Code. The Code of Practice (2014) covers the 0-25 age range and includes guidance relating to children and young people with a disability as well as those with special educational needs (SEN).