Hill View Primary Academy is a member of Reach South Multi Academy Trust. There are a number of academy policies provided by Reach South. These include:
- Complaints – Trust
- Financial procedures
- Financial scheme of Delegation
- Business management continuity plan
- Health & Safety Asbestos
- Health & Safety General Policies and Procedures
- Child Protection and Safeguarding – Central Trust Services
- Missing Pupils Policy
- Whistleblowing Policy
These are all available on their website: http://www.reachsouth.org/governance/policies “
There are various policies that we follow at Hill View Primary School. Click through each link below to read an outline of each policy, and to find a PDF of the full document.
Our school admissions policy is attached below. As a school that is often oversubscribed, it is important that you read, understand and follow our policy as it is written. If you have any queries regarding our admissions policy please get in contact with us.
If you would like to visit the school, please contact the office. We do not host open days, but we do host guided tours in small groups regularly.
We look forward to welcoming you and your child to the Hill View Primary School community.
Good attendance leads to achievement at school. At Hill View, we want all children to have a positive experience of school life and be able to reach their full potential. One way parents can help their child to do this is by ensuring they attend school every day.
Our attendance policy, a simple guide to promoting good school attendance and a document to read before requesting term time authorised absences are all attached below.
The Headteacher has the discretion to decide whether absence can be authorised and whether a holiday in term time can be authorised or not. In the event of a parent putting in an application for their child to be removed for a holiday in term time, many factors will be considered including the following:
- The age of the child and the time and duration of the requested leave.
- The child’s current level of attendance.
- The child’s ability.
- Whether leave has been requested during, or close to, examination times or SATs.
Behaviour, Bullying & Exclusions
At Hill View Primary School, we aim to provide a consistent, positive approach to empower children to take responsibility for their actions and to learn how to behave in a socially acceptable way.
Our behaviour policy explains how we reward and celebrate good behaviour choices, and the consequences that follow a child’s decision to become involved in bad behaviour.
We have also created a simplified version of our behaviour policy: ‘A Parent’s Guide to Behaviour Management at Hill View Primary School.’ This document explains our school rules and expectations, and the procedures we follow if these are not met.
We have worked hard to eradicate bullying, and are proud to say that it is extremely rare at Hill View Primary. Our no-tolerance anti-bullying policy is available to view below.
Exclusion is reserved for the most serious incidents. We have published our policy for exclusions below, but we believe that other behaviour management methods can be significantly more effective in dealing with wrong choices being made.
If you have any concerns about behaviour or bullying, please contact the appropriate class teacher or a member of SLT. The school office can make an appointment for you.
Charging & Remissions
Additional activities at Hill View Primary make a valuable contribution to the curriculum. These include trips, clubs and residential experiences. Hill View aims to promote and provide such activities as additional, optional activities.
Our charging and remissions policy is attached below.
Hill View Primary School take complaints very seriously. We are always open to discussion in a courteous manner, and welcome feedback at all times. If you do have a complaint, please follow our procedures and we will consider and address your complaint in a timely manner.
If your complaint is something we can sort quickly, please contact the school office and we will endeavour to reach a solution quickly. If the complaint is more serious, an appointment with a member of SLT will be more appropriate. Please contact the office to book in.
We’re always looking for ways to improve at Hill View, and we hope that by keeping communication with parents and community open we can accept and work on any feedback we receive.
Equality & SEND
Hill View Primary School believes in equality for all pupils, staff and members of our community. We welcome our duties under the Equality Act 2010 as both a provider of education and as an employer.
We believe that all pupils and staff should have the opportunity to fulfil their potential whatever their background, identity and circumstances.
Our school community is large and varied. Our inclusive ethos means that everyone is included and made to feel welcome.
At our school, we are proud to say that:
8% of children are entitled to free school meals.
15% of children identify with SEN.
6% of children have English as an additional language (EAL).
Our equality policy and SEN policy are attached below.
As a school, we endeavour to maximise the impact Pupil Premium funding has on disadvantaged learners. We are proud of the recognition our efforts in Pupil Premium spending has recieved in our most recent Ofsted report:
“The relatively small number of pupils eligible for pupil premium in particular, benefit from the one-to-one support and small-group sessions that the funding provides, enabling them to attain at a similar level to other pupils in English and mathematics. Pupil premium pupils at Key Stage 1 benefit from a well-trained teacher providing additional support in helping them to improve their phonics and reading.”
Safeguarding is an essential part of our role as an education provider to young people. We take this extremely importantly and follow a robust policy that guides us in all our actions.
We also distribute the SSCT Parents Online Safety Newsletter. This can be found attached to our weekly newsletters or separately on the website under the useful links – internet safety section. Further information on Safeguarding can be found on our Safeguarding page here.
For the last four years schools have been allocated a sum of money to improve the quality of sport in primary schools. The funding is known as the Primary Physical Education and Sport Grant.
The purpose of the grant is to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of PE and sport offered at Hill View. At Hill View the decision was taken, by the Governing Body, to employ specialist coaches and teachers to work with the children and teaching staff to build capacity and capability within the school to ensure that improvements made now will benefit pupils joining the school in future years. PE specialist coaches and teachers will lead professional development, model lessons, team teach and coach staff. In this way, the quality of PE will be developed through the school. improving their skills and in turn developing the quality of teaching throughout the school.In addition the funding will be used to develop or add to the PE and sport activities that our school already offers.
FIVE KEY INDICATORS
To be successful we expect to see improvements across the following five key indicators:
- The engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity – it is recommended that all children and young people aged 5 to 18 engage in at least 60 minutes of physical activity a day, of which 30 minutes should be in school
- The profile of PE and sport is raised across the school as a tool for whole-school improvement increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport broader experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils.
- Increased participation in competitive sport
The review of last year’s impact and the plan for this year can be viewed by clicking the link below.