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School Policies
 
The school has many policies regarding aspects of school life. These are reviewed on a rolling programme in consultation with Staff and Governors.
 
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We ask for your patience while we update our website, but should you wish to view one of our school policies that are not currently available here then please contact the school office.
 
Parent View  
 

A big thank you to the parents that have taken the time to complete the online Parent View survey. As key stakeholders in the school your views matter.

We'd really like all parents to sign up to Parent View and give their views on the school. It honestly only takes 5 minutes.

We have, do and will make changes to the way the school operates and functions as a result of parent feedback.

As well as Parent View do feel free to share your ideas with Mr Bracken or myself or indeed any of the team in person. We all want to work together to improve Lowther for the children.

For help with using the Parent View facility please read their short guide below.

ParentView Help PDF How to use Parent View (48kb)

 
Safeguarding Policy  
 

Ofsted adopts the definition of safeguarding used in the Children Act 2004 and in the Department for Education and Skills (now DfE) guidance document Working together to safeguard children, which focuses on safeguarding and promoting children’s and learners’ welfare. This can be summarised as:

 
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Protecting children and learners from maltreatment
 
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Preventing impairment of children’s and learners’ health or development
 
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Ensuring that children and learners are growing up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care.
 
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Undertaking that role so as to enable those children and learners to have optimum life chances and to enter adulthood successfully.
 
   
Accessibility Plan  
 

Accessibility Plan PDF Accessibility Plan (458kb)

 
Attendance Policy  
 

At Lowther, we aim to achieve and then maintain the attendance target set for us by the Local Education Authority.

We aim continually to raise awareness with parents, carers and pupils about the importance of regular attendance and punctuality.

Attendance Policy PDF Attendance Policy (272kb)

 
Admissions Policy  
 

Admissions Policy PDF Admissions Policy (190kb)

 
 

Here is the external link to Richmond Council's School Admissions page containing further information, brochures and forms:

http://www.richmond.gov.uk/home/services/children_and_family_care/schools_and_colleges/school_admissions/primary_school_admissions.htm

 
Anti-bullying Policy  
 

Bullying is behaviour that is intended to hurt, threaten or frighten someone else. It damages individual children. At Lowther we take all allegations of bullying extremely seriously.

Anti-Bullying Policy PDF Anti-bullying Policy (204kb)

 
 

The London Borough of Richmond upon Thames has also published an Anti-bullying guidance document which can be accessed by clicking here.

 
   
 
This year National Anti-Bullying Week is scheduled for 13th-17th November 2017. The theme is: 'Power for Good'.

A competition, a focus for the month and a variety of links are all available at:

http://www.antibullyingweek.co.uk/

For other links to helpful anti-bullying information, please click here.

 
Behaviour Policy  
 

At Lowther, we recognise that everyone has shared responsibility to support the school in maintaining high standards of behaviour so that our children are able to be confident, motivated, happy, self-disciplined, healthy, caring, aspiring and well supported young people.

Lowther Governors want all pupils to be able to learn and play in the classroom, the playground and online in a safe and supportive environment.

Willingness to share, to treat themselves and others with respect and kindness, and to be fair to everyone are at the heart of the Lowther School ethos. There is no central list of rules, but each class displays a code of conduct.

Lowther's behaviour strategies are tailored to suit each school phase. The Governors support positive intervention. Rewards come before sanctions, but there must always be clear boundaries and expectations, and these are posted on the school website with the behaviour policy.

Behaviour Policy PDF Link Behaviour Policy (191kb)

Foundation Stage Strategies for Behaviour PDF Foundation Stage Strategies for Behaviour (39kb)

 KS1 Strategies for Behaviour PDF KS1 Strategies for Behaviour (40kb)

LKS2 Strategies for Behaviour PDF LKS2 Strategies for Behaviour (37kb)

UKS2 Strategies for Behaviour PDF UKS2 Strategies for Behaviour (37kb)

 
Charging Policy  
 

LSF Charging Policy PDF Charging Policy (120kb)

 
Complaints Procedure  
 

We are very proud at Lowther to have such excellent relationships with all members of the community. We actively seek to resolve any issues swiftly and to everyone’s satisfaction.

Complaints Procedure Policy PDF Complaints Procedure Policy (68kb)

 
Data Protection Policy  
 

Data Protection Policy PDF Data Protection Policy (90kb)

 
Health and Safety Policy  
 

Health and Safety Policy PDF Health and Safety Policy (136kb)

 
Medical Needs Policy  
 

Medical Needs Policy PDF link Medical Needs Policy (203kb)

 
Online Safety Policy Online Safety GuidelinesOnline Safety Guidelines linkOnline Safety Guidelines  
 

We expect all pupils to follow our online safety guidelines regardless of where they access the internet (be it at home or school) and through whichever media they're using (iPad, tablet, phone, PC, laptop, etc).

Onine Safety Policy PDF Onine Safety Policy (36kb)

 
   
Skipper says: "Stay safe when using the computer, click on me anywhere on this website to get help and advice about looking after your safety, and remember to keep safe by being careful not to give out personal information such as your name, email, phone number, home address, or the name of your school to people who you do not know or trust."

The UK Safer Internet Centre, is where you can find the latest e-safety tips, advice and resources to help children and young people stay safe online.

The next 'Safer Internet Day' will be on Tuesday 6th February 2018, further information and help can be found here: https://www.saferinternet.org.uk
 
SEN Information Report  
 

SEN Information Report PDF SEN Information Report (231kb)

Link to Richmond Local Offer

 
Single Equalities Policy  
 

"We believe that the Equality Act provides a framework to support our commitment to valuing diversity, tackling discrimination, promoting equality and fostering good relationships between people. It also ensures that we continue to tackle issues of disadvantage and underachievement in different groups."

Single Equalities Policy PDF Single Equalities Policy (456kb)

 
SRE Policy  
 

SRE Policy PDF SRE Policy (63kb)

 
Uniform Policy School Uniform PageSchool Uniform Page linkSchool Uniform page  
 

Please help us to make sure the children look super smart by using the guidelines in our Lowther School Family Uniform Policy.

Uniform Policy PDF Uniform Policy (49kb)

 
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  Arrangements for Playtimes/Lunchtimes  
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