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Following guidance from the DfE document 'Statutory policies for schools September 2014', Thameside Primary are required to hold certain policies and other documents by law. These can be categorised into four categories, as follows: 

A: Statutory policies required by education legislation

                      * Anti-Bullying Policy

                       *Anti-Racism Policy 

                      * Charging and Remissions Policy

                      * Relationships and Behaviour Policy & leaflet for parents

                      * Managing poor performance Policy

                       * RSE  (Relationship and Sex Education) Guidelines

                       * SEND Annual Report

                       * Staff Appraisal Policy

                       * Suspension & Permanent Exclusion Policy

                       * Pay Policy

B: Statutory policies required by other legislation, which impact particularly on schools (including academies and free schools)

                      * Data Protection Policy

                      * Health and Safety Policy

                      * Designated Teacher Policy

C: Other statutory documents

                       * Admissions arrangements

                        *Equality scheme & accessibility plan

                        * Complaints procedure

                        * Children with Health Needs who Cannot Attend School

                        * Managing sickness and absence procedure

                        * RBC staff code of conduct

                        * Disciplinary procedure

                        * Grievance & disputes procedure 

                         * Governors allowances 

                         * Freedom of Information Policy & Publication Scheme

                         * Uniform policy

D: Documents referenced in statutory guidance

                         * ECT Policy

                         * Safeguarding & Child Protection policy

                         * Child-on-Child Abuse & Managing Allegations Policy

                         * Curriculum Policy (incl. Teaching & Learning Guidelines)

                         * EYFS Policy

                          * Supporting Pupils with Medical Conditions policy


The school has also adopted a number of non-statutory policies, procedures and guidance in order to support the day-to-day running of the school. 

E: Non-statutory policies and guidance

                            * Assessment guidelines

                             * Attendance policy

                             * Bereavement plan (Covid-19)

                             * Bullying and harassment in the workplace

                             * CCTV Policy

                             * Code of conduct for pupils at sporting events

                             * Collective worship guidelines

                             * Compassionate Leave policy

                              * Confidentiality policy

                              * Data breach management procedure

                               * Data protocol 

                               * Dogs in school policy

                               * Drug education guidelines

                               * Educational visits policy & guidelines

                               * E safety policy

                               * Extended schools policy

                               * Flexible working policy

                               * Food policy

                               * Handwriting Guidelines

                               * Homework Guidelines

                                * ICT pupil parent agreement

                                * Image use policy 

                                * Induction policy

                                * Intimate care policy

                                * Lettings

                                *Library policy

                                * Lockdown Procedure

                                * Lone worker policy

                                 * Marking and feedback guidelines

                                 * Maths Calculation Guidelines & Appendices 

                                 *Mobile phone agreement (for Y5&6)

                                 *Parent carer Code of Conduct

                                 * Parent Handbook for Foundation Stage

                                  * Physical activity policy

                                  * Privacy notice for pupils and parents

                                  * Privacy notice for staff

                                  * Privacy notice for governors

                                  * Privacy notice for job applications

                                  *PSHCE & Citizenship policy

                                  *Quotations and tendering

                                  * Reading Policy & Guidelines

                                  *Remote learning policy

                                  * RE policy                             

                                   * Records management

                                  * Safer recruitment

                                  * SEND & Inclusion policy

                                  * Touch policy

                                  *Transition into Reception

                                  * Travelling alone to and from school policy

                                    * Values and vision

                                   * Volunteer guidelines

                                   * Whistleblowing policy

                                   * Wraparound care policy

F: Social Emotional Mental Health  & Wellbeing Policy for the whole school community

                                  *SEMH & Wellbeing Policy

                                    Appendix 1 (support for staff)

                                    Appendix 2 (support for pupils)

                                    Appendix 3 (support for families)

G: Reading Borough Council HR policies for staff                   

                                   *Alcohol and Substance Abuse Policy

                                    *Code of Conduct Policy

                                    *Family Leave Policy

                                     *Flexible Working Policy

                                     *Recruitment and Retention of People with a Disability

                                      *Recruitment Selection Policy

                                      *Whistleblowing Policy

You are invited to read these policies and guidance and can access them all using the menu on the right hand-side of this page. You can also use the search engine to locate specific documents on our website. 

If you would like a hard copy of any of our policies or guidance, please ask at the school office or e-mail