Policies

*updated January 2020

Hartest Church of England Primary School is committed to providing an education of the highest quality for all its pupils / students and recognises this can only be achieved by supporting and promoting excellent school attendance for all. This is based on the belief that only by attending school regularly and punctually will children and young people be able to take full advantage of the educational opportunities available to them. High attainment depends on good attendance.  Hartest Church of England Primary School has adopted the Multi-Academy Trust’s Attendance Policy.

Behaviour Policy – As a school we believe that good behaviour is promoted though a clear code of conduct supported by a balanced combination of fair rewards and consequences within a positive community atmosphere. The purpose of this policy is to recognise and reward acceptable behaviour first and to turn unacceptable behaviour into acceptable conduct so that pupils develop into positive, contributing members of the school community, who are beginning to recognise their place and responsibilities in the wider community as citizens of the 21st Century.

Download Policies: Behaviour Policy  and  Exclusion Policy


Attendance Policy – Hartest Church of England Primary School is committed to providing an education of the highest quality for all its pupils / students and recognises this can only be achieved by supporting and promoting excellent school attendance for all. This is based on the belief that only by attending school regularly and punctually will children and young people be able to take full advantage of the educational opportunities available to them. High attainment depends on good attendance.

Download MATS School Attendance policy: Click Here

Educational Welfare Officer: School Attendance A Guide for Parents & Carers


Marking and Feedback Policy – Provide consistency and continuity of marking practice throughout the school.

Download: Marking & Feedback Policy 


Pupil Safety – Suffolk County Council has the prime responsibility for Health and Safety and that the Governing Body and Headteacher have specific responsibilities to manage health, safety and welfare at the school level.

Download:  Hartest CE Primary Health and Safety 2020

Download: Critical Incident Policy 2020

Download: Fire Emergency Plan 2020


Charges and Remission Policy  – The Governing Body recognises the valuable contribution that the wide range of additional activities, including clubs, educational visits and residential experiences can make towards pupils’ personal and social education.

Download:  Charging and Remissions Policy


Special Educational Needs (SEN) Policy – All children at Hartest Church of England Primary School are valued equally, irrespective of the nature of their educational needs. Throughout or at any time during a child’s time in school he / she may experience learning, physical, sensory or emotional difficulties which might impair or hinder their learning.  Children who are identified as ‘Gifted and Talented’ may also be seen to have S.E.N, however these children will not be included in SEN data collection.

Download:  Hartest SEND Policy


School Safeguarding Policy – The purpose of Hartest Church of England Primary School’s safeguarding policy is to ensure every child who is a registered pupil at our school is safe and protected from harm. This policy will give clear direction to staff, volunteers, visitors and parents about the expected behaviour and our legal responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of all children at our school.

Download the School Safeguarding Policy: CHILD PROTECTION & SAFEGUARDING

Download:  Online Safety Policy

Keeping Children Safe in Education : KCSIE 2020

Download:  Working with Separated Parents March 2020

Download: Social Media Policy


Equalities Policy – This policy is an attempt to amalgamate all the equalities legislation into one single equality policy and follows the Local Authority model policy guidance.

Download:  Equality and Accessibility Policy


Privacy Notice:  This tells you about the information collected and how we use it .

Download:  Hartest CE Privacy Notice

Download:  Hartest C of E GDPR Information to Parents

Download:  Hartest C of E Primary School Consent Form


School Complaints Procedure

This is the procedure for resolving complaints involving staff and governors within the St Edmundsbury and Ipswich MAT

MAT Complaints_Procedure 2020


Other Documents:

Download : Mat School Admissions Statement

Download: Admissions Policy 2021 – 2022

Download: Acceptable use of ICT and Mobile Phones Policy 2020

Download: Hartest Code of Conduct 2020