Wirksworth Federation of Infant Schools

Inspiring Learning for All

Wirksworth Infant School and Wirksworth Church of England Infant School

‘Be kind to each other’

Ephesians 4:32

School Policies, SEN&D and Safeguarding Portfolio


Policies are the method by which our Governing Body communicates its aims and objectives to staff, parents and pupils. They are the framework for decision-making and action. Policies and procedural documents are reviewed by the Senior Leadership Team and the Governing Body according to a regular rolling programme. Please see the links to current policies below, or contact Mrs Rowlatt if you require further information. All policies and procedures are available as paper copies on request. Our Staff Handbook is updated annually. A copy is available in the school office on request.

If your child is poorly: Contact the school office before 9.30am. If your child has been sick or has diarrhoea, they should stay off school for 48 hours to reduce the risk of infection spreading. Please see guidance from the Health Protection Agency (HPA) on exclusion periods for common illnesses.

Statutory Policies/procedures

All our statutory policies are amended from DCC/Local Authority guidance

 Admissions in the EYFS May 19.pdfDownload
 Authorised Leave of Absence Policy - Feb2020.pdfDownload
 Charging and remissions policy - Mar 19.pdfDownload
 Complaints Procedure - Dec2019.pdfDownload
 Computer Disaster Recovery and Security Plan Feb 19.pdfDownload
 Debit Card Policy - Sept 2019.pdfDownload
 Disciplinary Procedure June 19.pdfDownload
 Extended Services Debt Policy.pdfDownload
 EYFS Policy.pdfDownload
 Financial-regulations-procedures-and-roles-and-responsibilities-document Sept 2019.pdfDownload
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Non-Statutory Policies/procedures:

 Academically More Able Policy.pdfDownload
 Adverse Weather Policy - Jan2020.pdfDownload
 Allergy Policy June 2019.pdfDownload
 Art and Design Policy.pdfDownload
 Assessment policy.pdfDownload
 Attendance and Punctuality Policy Jan 2020.pdfDownload
 British Values Policy.pdfDownload
 Calculation policy_Feb2020.pdfDownload
 Collective Worship Policy Mar 2018 V2.docDownload
 Curriculum Policy Jan 2020.pdfDownload
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Keeping Children Safe in Education

Our schools follow the Derbyshire Local Authority Safeguarding Portfolio of policies and procedures (see below). Please follow this link: https://schoolsnet.derbyshire.gov.uk/keeping-children-safe-in-education/derbyshire-safeguarding-children-board/s175-school-audit.aspx

Follow this link to contact the Derbyshire Safeguarding Children Board

The Designated Senior Person responsible for Child Protection and Safeguarding Lead is Mrs J Poyser, Head teacher, and, in her absence, Mrs E Blenkinsop (senior teacher) or Mrs H Marriott (class teacher).

Starting Point - is the single point of access and for making a referral for children and their families in Derbyshire.

All Derbyshire schools are part of the Stopping Domestic Abuse Together initiative which supports effective multi-agency work to protect children living in households where there is domestic abuse.

Key Documents:

Keeping Children Safe in Education (Sept2019)  

Keeping Children safe in Education Part 1 (Sept2019)

Working together to Safeguard Children (July2018)

DCC Safer Working Practices guidance - Derbyshire SchoolsNet

Guidance for safer working with children - Safer Recruitment Consortium Oct2015

Regulated Activity in relation to children (DfE)

 2017Oct Behaviour Policy.pdfDownload
 Acceptable use of IT, the Internet and E-Mail Policy Jan 19.pdfDownload
 Anti-bullying child friendly leaflet.pdfDownload
 Anti-Bullying Policy Sept 2018.docDownload
 Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy Sept2019.pdfDownload
 Children with Disabilities and or SEN Policy July 2019.pdfDownload
 Confidential Reporting Code - February 2018.docDownload
 Department for Health use of emergency inhalers in school.pdfDownload
 disability equality scheme and action plan may 18.docDownload
 Equality PolicyNov2014.pdfDownload
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Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEN&D):

SEND Information Report_Jan2020.pdf

Supporting each and every child within our Federation is of the utmost importance to us. Occasionally some children need a little extra help to meet their needs.

Our experienced staff are supported by Mrs J Poyser, our Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Coordinator (SENDCO). Mrs Poyser's role is to work alongside parents, pupils, staff and outside agencies in order to ensure that the needs of the all pupils are addressed.

Our policy for supporting children with special educational needs can be found on our School Policies page in the Safeguarding Portfolio. If you have any concerns about your child please do not hesitate to talk with your class teacher.

Local Offer

As part of the Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) Reforms, all local authorities were required to publish a Local Offer. This sets out in one place information about education, health and social care provision for children and young people in their area who have SEN or are disabled.

You can access Derbyshire County Council's Local Offer at http://www.derbyshiresendlocaloffer.org/