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Statutory policies for schools and academy trusts

Updated 31st August 2021

Trust Wide Policies 

The following policies are published on the trust website as they are applicable to all CFAT schools and settings. 

Should you struggle to find what you are looking for please contact 01942 487999 or email enquiries@plattbridge.cfat.org.uk

Please note that the policies below are being updated and added for the commencement of the Sept 2021 academic year.

(estimated completion w/c 20th Sept 2021)

Please see below our policies that are available to download:

CFAT  Statutory Policies

Click Here to review Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy September 2021

Platt Bridge Community School

Our Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy has been created in line with the DfE's 'Keeping children safe in education' (KCSIE) statutory guidance and related legislation and guidance.

We use this policy to implement a whole-school preventative approach to managing safeguarding concerns and set out a clear and consistent framework for delivering this approach, as well as to ensure that our schools are compliant with all statutory safeguarding procedures.

Click Here to review Keeping Children Safe in Education

Sept 2021 information

The DfE has published ‘Keeping children safe in education 2021’ (KCSIE), which all schools will need to follow from 1 September 2021.

As a result we have updated our Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy.

Click Here to review Supporting Pupils with Medical Needs Policy

Sept 2021-22

Schools have a duty to ensure arrangements are in place to support pupils with medical conditions. This policy is to ensure that all pupils with medical conditions receive appropriate support, allowing them to play a full and active role in school life, remain healthy, have full access to education (including school trips and PE), and achieve their academic potential.

Click Here to review trust SEN Policy and Information Report (Local Offer)

This policy sets our school’s approach to supporting pupils with SEND including: 

  • Catering for different kinds of SEND
  • Key staff and expertise

Click Here to review Trust Behaviour Policy 

Sept 2021-22

The policy outlines our trust/schools approach in managing behaviour in our schools. It outlines our prevention strategies and sanctions for unacceptable behaviour to ensure you are able to provide a safe environment free from disruption, violence, discrimination, bullying and all forms of harassment.

Click Here to review our Complaints Policy 2020/2021 

(currently under review for Sept 2021 - Aug 2022)

This policy has been created to handle complaints relating to any aspects of the provision of facilities or services against:

  • Any member of staff in a trust academy, including headteachers.
  • Any local governors or trustees, including chairs of governors or trustees.
  • Whole governing or trust boards.
  • The CEO of your trust.
  • Any academy within the trust.
  • the trust as a whole.

Click Here  to review our Early Career Teacher (ECT) Induction Policy

(with trustees for review and approval 21.09.21) Early career teachers (ECTs) are entitled to a two-year induction period which is underpinned by the 'Early Career Framework' (ECF). This policy has been created in line with the DfE's statutory 'Induction for early career teachers (England)' guidance and can be used to ensure your school is providing inductions for ECTs in line with the relevant requirements and expectations. 

Click Here to review our trust Coronavirus Contingency Policy and Remote Learning Website

 

Our Coronavirus (COVID-19): Contingency Plan provides an overview /  outline how we will operate if restrictions are implemented, covering areas including remote education, on-site provision and safeguarding. 

Updated: Sept 2021

Click Here to review our First Aid in Schools policy 

(currently under review for Sept 2021 - Aug 2022)

This policy outlines all the key procedures CFAT schools have in place to ensure they are providing effective first aid. 

Currently under review to incorporate a statement of intent to outline our First Aid Procedures during the continued Covid-19 Pandemic. 

Click Here to review CFAT Health & Safety Policy

Sept 2021-22 

This policy outlines our trust protocols and procedures regarding health and safety in our schools and organisations. It addresses considerations such as roles and responsibilities, training, first aid, fire safety, accident reporting, bomb threat procedures and more. In addition, it includes advice on manual handling, working at heights and lone working. Its covers CFAT, our schools, the trust SCITT and CFAT Facilities Ltd. 

Click Here to review our Whistle Blowing Policy

(currently under review for Sept 2021 - Aug 2022)

(with trustees for review and approval 21.09.21) This policy outline our procedures for ensuring staff understand how to raise any concerns and what procedures are in place to deal with their concerns.

Alongside comprehensive procedures, protected disclosures, assurances and the appeal process are all addressed in detail. 

Trust Wide Scheme of Delegation and Financial Management Policies 

The ‘Academies financial handbook’  requires the board of trustees to publish its scheme of delegation in the governance statement published within its annual accounts and on the academy trust’s website.

Click Here to review trust Statutory information page including which is our published scheme of delegation and financial management policies.  

  

Trust Wide GDPR and Data Policies The main trust privacy and data protection policies relating to our schools, scitt and trading company are available by clicking here

Click Here to review Freedom of Information Agreed Publication Scheme 

(currently under review)

(with trustees for review and approval 21.09.21) Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, all schools are required to publish a freedom of information statement and outline how they will meet their duties under the act. This model policy details how schools should respond to individual information access requests, how data should be released, as well as how to provide effective advice and assistance for applicants.
 
This policy, alongside the Model Publication Scheme provided in the appendix, sets out how we are meeting our statutory duties under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, as well as other relevant legislation, and, how we, respond to all requests fairly, lawfully and sensitively. 

Click Here to review our Teacher Appraisal and Capability Policy and Procedures

(currently under review)  

(with trustees for review and approval 21.09.21) This policy sets out the framework for clear and consistent assessment of the overall performance of teachers, including the headteacher. It is designed to support teachers’ development, within the context of the school’s plan for improving educational provision and performance, and the standards expected of teachers. 
 
This policy has been separated into two Teacher Appraisal and Capability Policies.

 

 

 

     
Click Here to review our Anti-Fraud and Corruption Policy  Click Here to review our Charging and Remissions Policy Click Here to review our Equal Opportunities Policy
     
     
Click Here to review our Investment Policy

 

 

CFAT Central Policies

Business Expenses Policy

Buying and Selling Annual Leave Policy

Disclosure and Barring Service Policy

Employee Grievance Procedure

Employee Disciplinary Procedure

Employees Social Media Policy

Safer Recruitment Policy - Sept 2021-22

Trust Wide HR Policies 

Maternity Leave Policy

Adoption Leave Policy

Shared Parental Leave Policy

Teachers Pay Policy - September 2020/21 (under review)

Support Staff Pay Policy - September 2020/21   

Flexible Working Procedure for Employees