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The Head Teacher,
Staff and Governors at St Johnís are committed to
the inclusion and integration of children, whatever
their needs. Please click on the links below to
access key policies:
and Remissions Policy
the terms of the Education Reform Act (1986), schools are no longer
able to charge parents for activities/items such as swimming,
class visits, visits to the school by music or drama companies,
items of cooking/craft (unless parents have indicated in advance
a wish to own the finished product) if these take place within
school hours. A contribution, however, can be requested, but children
whose parents do not contribute cannot be excluded.
respect of residential school journeys, a charge can only be made
for board and lodging. The remainder of the cost can only be requested
in terms of a donation. The charge for board and lodging will
only be remitted in the case of pupils whose parents are in receipt
of income support or family credit if the education provided on
that visit takes place wholly or mainly in school hours.
follows, therefore, that insufficient funds will mean that an
activity cannot take place. If parents are experiencing
financial hardship the school may be able to help. The
Headteacher should be approached in confidence to discuss
school is committed to Equal Opportunities for all pupils and
staff. It seeks to help all sections of its community to develop
mutual respect and care for one another and to prepare children
to live within a multi-cultural society. The school ensures that
there is equal participation by pupils of both sexes and of any
ability in all elements of learning.
members of staff have equal access to opportunities for promotion,
training or to any other benefits, facilities or services. Appointments
are made solely on the basis of proven ability, relevant experience
and professional competence.
and adult helpers are not barred from helping in school because
or cultural background. The school encourages both sexes to be
involved in a wide variety of tasks. The school has a full Equal
Opportunities policy which may be seen on request.
the terms of the Education Reform Act 1988, each Local Education
Authority must have a formal set of arrangements for complaints.
arrangements define three levels or stages at which a complaint
could be considered. These are the informal stage, the stage of
formal complaint to the governing body, and the stage of formal
complaint to the LEA. A complaint could be considered at more
than one of these stages.
the formal stage, most complaints can be resolved locally in discussion
with the Head or other staff of the school. Under stage two, the
complainant should set out the complaint in writing and submit
it to the Clerk of the Governors who will acknowledge receipt
of the complaint, inform the LEA's Chief Complaints Office, the
Chair of Governors and the Head that a complaint has been received.
Arrangements will then be made for the complaint to be investigated.
The complainant may wish to make oral representation to supplement
the written complaint. At any such presentation the complainant
may be accompanied by a friend or representative (who make speak
on his/her behalf). When the complaint has been fully investigated,
the Clerk will notify the complainant of the outcome in writing.
the complainant, having followed stage two, is not satisfied with
the outcome, he/she may wish to complain to the LEA. The complainant
should set out the complaint in writing and send it to the Chief
Complaints Officer at County Hall who will acknowledge receipt
of the complaint and notify the Clerk, Chair of Governors and
the Head. The Chief Complaints Officer will arrange for the complaint
to be investigated and will seek comments from the governing body
and such information and advice deemed necessary.
complainant may make oral representation to the investigating
officer and, if desired, be accompanied by a friend or representative.
When the complaint has been fully investigated, the Chief Complaints
Officer will notify the complainant of the outcome in writing.
complainant who is still dissatisfied after these arrangements
have been exhausted will be able to complain to the Secretary
of State. For
further information please click here.
you would like to find out about other school policies that may
not be listed above - please contact the office on 01438 714283
or email us