Policies

At Bridge Schools we have policies and procedures to help our Trust run smoothly. Set policies and procedures enable us to provide a high quality and consistent provision for our children. It also helps to support staff with guidance to handle situations as they arise.

A policy is a guiding principle used to set direction across our Trust, many of these are statutory. A procedure is a series of steps to be followed as a consistent and repetitive approach to accomplish an end result.

Policies for Bridge Schools are always being reviewed, as we learn lessons through experiences and as legislation changes nationally/locally. Policies are written to provide consistency across the Trust and support schools by using a coherent approach. Once reviewed and agreed by the Trust Board (or a Senior Leader), policies and procedures are available on the Trust Portal (internal platform) or the Trust Website (external platform) or the School Website (external platform), depending on the purpose of the policy.

Each policy relates to the aims of Bridge Schools and ties in with our vision.

Wherever possible, a set format is used, to provide stakeholders with a user friendly format. Policies include the purpose, what we want to achieve, what we do in school/central office and who does what, including monitoring and evaluating.

Where a Trust wide policy is used, central staff ensure this is populated across all school websites in the same format. Schools are responsible for cascading Trust policies and procedures to their stakeholders and updating their own websites appropriately with local information relevant to their own schools.

 


Adult Code of Conduct
Purpose
The purpose of this guidance is to provide a reminder about the expected conduct from all adults on school premises, and...

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Anti-Bullying
Purpose
To provide a caring, friendly and safe environment where children learn in a secure atmosphere.

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Assessment
Purpose
Provide clear guidelines on our approach to formative and summative assessment. Establish a consistent and coherent appr...

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Attendance
Purpose
For children to gain the greatest benefit from their education by attending school regularly.

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Behaviour
Purpose
To provide a consistent approach to behaviour management

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British Values Statement
Purpose
At Bridge Schools we are committed to promoting fundamental British Values as set out by The DfE. These are defined as: ...

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Charging and Remissions
Purpose
The purpose of this policy is to set out the circumstances under which schools in the Trust will: • Levy a charge to par...

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Child on Child Abuse
Purpose
To manage allegations against other pupils including sexual harassment and sexual violence.

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Child Protection and Safeguarding and Keeping Children Safe in Education
Purpose
To provide a secure framework for all staff in safeguarding and promoting the welfare of those children who attend our s...

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Complaints
Purpose
The Trust recognises that it needs procedures in place to handle any type of complaint which may be made against it irre...

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Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) and Procedures
Purpose
To ensure: That children access a broad and balanced curriculum that gives them the broad range of knowledge and skills...

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First Aid
Purpose
At Bridge Schools we are committed to the health and safety of our staff, pupils and visitors. Ensuring the safety of ou...

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Governors Code of Conduct
Purpose
This code sets out the expectations on and commitment required from all trustees and local governors, in order to achiev...

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Health and Safety
Purpose
The objective of this policy is to attain and maintain high standards of health and safety performance throughout the Tr...

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Intimate Care
Purpose
The following are the fundamental principles of intimate care upon which our policy guidelines are based. Every child ha...

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Low Level Concerns
Purpose
Aim to create an open and transparent culture. Identify any concerning, problematic or inappropriate behaviour early;...

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Medical Conditions
Purpose
To provide children with medical conditions at Bridge Schools with support, so that they have full access to education, ...

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Missing Child
Purpose
To provide all staff with a clear understanding of how to respond and who to inform should they discover a child is miss...

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Online Safety
Purpose
To provide safe use of online technologies for staff, children and visitors

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Personal, Social, Health and Sex Education (PSHE)
Purpose
PSHE (and RSE) is an important part of the broad and balanced curriculum and is therefore taught in a cross curricular a...

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Pupil Premium
Purpose
Bridge Schools Trust is committed to ensuring that barriers to learning are identified for all pupils entitled to Pupil ...

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Religious Education
Purpose
RE is an important part of the broad and balanced curriculum and is therefore taught in a cross curricular approach to e...

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Religious Education Policy for Church Schools
Purpose
RE is an important part of the broad and balanced curriculum and is therefore taught in a cross curricular approach to e...

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Safer Handling
Purpose
This document outlines the operational management of Safer Handling (sometimes called restraint) at Bridge Schools Trust...

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Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)
Purpose
To ensure that the needs of pupils with SEND, and the barriers to their learning, are accurately identified and effectiv...

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Sun Safety
Purpose
The aim of this sun safety policy is to protect children and staff from skin damage by the effects of ultraviolet radiat...

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Suspension and Permanent Exclusion
Purpose
To ensure the suspension and exclusion process is applied fairly and consistently

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Whistleblowing
Purpose
This policy is designed to enable employees of the Trust to raise concerns internally and at a high level and to disclos...

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Our Values...

Creativity

Creative

We are bold and innovative in our approach to find new solutions to the challenges we face.

Curiosity

Curious

We are inspired by the awe and wonder of the world.

Integrity

Responsible

We take responsibility for our actions in an environment of mutual respect.

Enthusiasm

Enthusiastic

We are passionate about learning.

Excellence

Excellent

We are the best we can be.

Determination

Determined

We overcome all barriers to reach our potential, developing a capacity to improve further.

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