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Howbridge Policies

COVID-19 Risk Assessment – Updated Sep 21

Behaviour Guidelines for children and parents 2024

Equality Vision Statement and Objectives – Howbridge

Attendance Policy Summer 2023

Complaints Policy 2022

Supplemental Funding Agreement

Our Annual Report and Financial Statements are available on the Vine Schools Trust Website. Please click here for further information.

Monitoring inspection visit to Howbridge Church of England Junior School (Ofsted) – 8th June 2021

Additional, remote monitoring inspection visit to Howbridge Church of England Junior School (Ofsted) – March 2021

Ofsted Report – November 2023

SIAMS Report – 2016

SIAMS Inspection Letter

School Performance Tables

Howbridge Church of England Junior School Improvement Plan Overview 2021 – 2022

We work hard to ensure our children are safe in school and out of school.

If anyone, any adult or any child, has any safeguarding concern, including any related to radicalisation they are encouraged to contact one of our safeguarding team, L Dale and B Alger, in person, via telephone of via email.

If you have any safeguarding issues, but would prefer not to speak to the Headteacher Mrs L Dale, please contact Mrs J Latter – office@howbridge-jun.essex.sch.uk.

If we have reasonable cause for concern that a child may be at risk of significant harm, we will refer to social care. This referral can be made with or without us informing parents.

For further information please read our Child Protection policy along with more information which are available at the bottom of this page or contact one of our safeguarding team.

Child Protection Policy

Keeping Children Safe in Education

At the heart of the work of every primary school class is a continuous cycle of planning, teaching and assessment which takes account of the wide range of abilities, aptitudes and interests of the children. The majority of children will learn and progress within these arrangements. Those children whose overall attainments and achievement in specific subjects fall significantly outside the expected range may have Special Educational Needs (SEN).

For children who have a specific learning difficulty or a disability, our Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) policy outlines the educational support we provide.

If a teacher notices a pupil experiencing difficulties with their learning they will seek guidance from the school Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Co-ordinator – Mrs L Rae-Shearing (SENDCo). Advice will be given, which may include alternate strategies to support the pupils learning. Both class teacher and SENDCo will hold a meeting with parents to discuss next steps which could include:

Advise parents to make an appointment to see the GP
Referral to the Speech and Language Therapist service
Referral to the Specialist Teacher Team
Referral to Educational Psychologist service
Referral to EWMHS (Emotional Welfare and Mental Health Services)
When a child is placed on the Special Educational Needs register, consultation with parents will continue through:

Parent consultation day.
One Plan meetings at least twice a year, working alongside pupils, parents and sometimes specialist agencies to set specific targets that work towards achieving a long-term goal.
For pupils with a Statement/ Education Health Care plan (EHC Plan) Annual Review meetings.

Equality Statement

At Howbridge Church of England Junior School, we are committed to ensuring equality of opportunity for all pupils, staff, parents and carers irrespective of race, gender, disability, belief, sexual orientation, age or socio-economic background. We aim to develop a culture of inclusion and diversity in which all those connected to the school feel proud of their identity and ability to participate fully in school life.

We tackle discrimination through the positive promotion of equality, by challenging bullying and stereotypes and by creating an environment which champions respect for all.

At Avonmore Primary School, we believe that diversity is a strength which should be respected and celebrated by all those who learn, teach and visit us.

Equality in Teaching and learning

We provide all our pupils with the opportunity to succeed and to reach the highest level of personal achievement. We do this by:

  • Ensuring equality of access for all pupils and preparing them for life in a diverse society
  • Using materials that reflect the diversity of the school, population and local community without stereotyping
  • Promoting attitudes and values that challenge any discriminatory behaviour or prejudice
  • Providing opportunities for pupils to appreciate their own culture and celebrate the diversity of other cultures
  • Seeking to involve all parents in supporting their child’s education
  • Utilising teaching approaches appropriate for the whole school population which are inclusive and reflective of our pupils.
  • Equality in Admissions and ExclusionsOur admissions arrangements are fair and transparent and do not discriminate on the grounds of race, gender, religion, belief, disability and/or socio-economic background.

Equal Opportunities for Staff

All staff appointments and promotions are made on the basis of merit and ability and in compliance with the law. We are keen to ensure that the staffing of the school reflects the diversity of our community.

Howbridge Junior School – Information Report 

Howbridge Junior School – SEN Policy 

Inclusion Update for Parents Cycle 3 22-23

Inclusion Update for Parents Cycle 2 22-23

Inclusion Update for Parents Cycle 1 22-23

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) Privacy Notice

Inclusion and Equal Opportunities in Learning Policy 

Accessibility Policy and Plan

National Online Safety – Welcome Flyer

National Online Safety – Introduction letter to parents

WOW – the walk to school challenge

Ofsted Inspection Letter to Parents

E-Safety at Howbridge

Be Kind Online

Supporting Children’s Mental Health

What Parents Need to Know About Minecraft

How to Maintain Good Mental Wellbeing During Isolation

10 Top Tips for Remote Learning for Parents

Online Safety Tips for Children

What Parents Need to Know About Screen Additction

What Parents Need to Know About TikTok

8 Things Parents Need to Know About YouTube Kids

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