Information and policies

Information for parents

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Please find our policies to download below:

Child protection

Great Ballard School and staff are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people under our care. We expect everyone in our community and visitors to share this commitment and to work together to create an environment where concerns are both raised and listened to and the welfare of children is paramount. This responsibility necessitates a safeguarding policy. The purpose of this policy is to provide staff, volunteers, board members and the proprietor with the guidance they need to keep children safe and secure in school and to inform parents, guardians and carers how pupils will be safeguarded whilst they are in the school’s care.

Safeguarding can be defined as:
Protecting children from maltreatment
Preventing impairment of children’s health or development
Ensuring that children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care;
Taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes.

Curriculum

Covid-19

During the current pandemic and during periods of remote learning, pupils follow a full timetable of live teaching via Google Classrooms.

Further information

The number of complaints registered under the formal procedure of the complaints procedure during the preceding school year can be requested via the school office.

Contacting the Board of Governance. The proprietor of the school is Mrs Sue Jay. She can be contacted by either writing directly to the school, or by passing on your contact details via the School Office.

Please send any correspondence to the school address, clearly marking it for the attention of Mrs Sue Jay. Alternatively contact the School Office, who will request that you provide them with a telephone number and/or email address through which you may be contacted. The proprietor will normally be available during normal working hours and can be contacted both during term times and school holidays.

Inspection reports

Please find our policies to download below:

Policies -In addition to the above published policies, the following policies and documents are also available from the school:

– Educational and Welfare Provision for pupils with statements and for who, English is an additional language
– Accessibility Policy
– Remote Learning Handbook 

If required, parents should contact the Heads PA - Rachel Lewis, in the school office, who will provide you with a copy of the document.

Contacting the Board of Governance. The proprietor of the school is Mrs Sue Jay, she can be contacted by either writing directly to the school, or by passing on your contact details via the school office.

Please send any correspondence to the school address, clearly marking for the attention of Mrs Sue Jay. Alternatively contact the school office, who will request that you provide them with a telephone number and/or email address through which you may be contacted. The proprietor will normally be available during normal working hours.

The number of complaints registered under the formal procedure during the preceding school year is available from the school office.

Term dates

Autumn Term 2021
Inset
1st - 3rd September

Term starts
Monday 6th September

No. of weeks
6 weeks

Half term
18th - 29th October

Term ends

Friday 17th December

No. of weeks
7 weeks
Spring Term 2022
Inset
6th - 7th January

Term starts
Monday 10th January

No. of weeks
5 weeks

Half term
14th - 18th February

Term ends

Friday 1st April

No. of weeks
6 weeks
Summer Term 2022
Inset
21st - 22nd April

Term starts
Monday 25th April

No. of weeks
5 weeks

Half term
30th May - 3rd June

Term ends
Friday 8th July

No. of weeks
5 weeks