Describe Why Schools Have Policies and Procedures and Identify the Policies and Procedures Schools May Have Relating to Staff Pupil Welfare and Teaching and Learning

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Unit 2.5 5.1 & 5.2

Describe why schools have policies and procedures and Identify the policies and procedures schools may have relating to:

a) staff b) pupil welfare c) teaching and learning

All schools have policies and procedures in place to support staff in their management of situations these may involve violence, threatening behaviour or abuse amongst other policies which are all legal requirements within the setting of a school, you must adhere to these policies and familiarise yourself on where these policies can be found within the school surroundings. At our school all policies can be found in Mrs McNally’s the headmistress’s office within a contained cupboard all labelled up with titles on the folders.

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There are other policies including The Health and Safety Policy, which enables the safety of all children within the hands of the school, all children are made aware of what is acceptable and what is not acceptable within behaviour but a policy is in place within our school setting about inappropriate behaviour and whom it shall be referred to, the school also have an anti-bullying policy and they are part of an organisation called WRIST to upkeep there rules within this policy. Children are required to attend school on a daily basis except on occasions when they are ill, to keep a record of attendance at our school a register is taken twice daily to ensure who is in and who is not, this is also a required policy within the school, and should a child be off on a regular occurrence they would ask for the parent to come into school to discuss this matter before getting other agencies involved.

Teaching and Learning The teaching and learning policy has been approved by the staff and governors and will be reviewed annually. It aims to ensure that the children at our school are provided with high quality learning experiences that lead to a consistently high level of pupil achievement. Cont’d…
Unit 2.5 5.1 & 5.2

Describe why schools have policies and procedures and Identify the policies

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