Policies
For links to specific policies, please scroll down to the bottom of this page.
 

GOVERNING BODY'S CHARGING POLICY

Activities during the school day are free, but voluntary donations are requested for swimming and school visits.  Many extracurricular activities are provided free of charge, with the exception of residential visits and musical tuition, which are charged at cost.

It is, though, the Governing Body's wish that as many children as possible should take part in the full life of the school, and any parent who finds it difficult to contribute financially, should contact the head teacher, in confidence.
 

SAFEGUARDING STATEMENT

The school takes the welfare and protection of the children seriously.  If you feel that any child is unsafe or is being mistreated you should raise this with the school’s Child Protection Coordinator, or with one of the other people listed below:-

Designated Safeguarding Lead, Mr C Baldock 01622 880270
Child Protection Governor, Mrs V Smith - 01622 880270
Local Authority Children’s Officer, Kate Davis 01233 898644
 

SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL NEEDS (See below for SEN Policy)

The school believes that every child is entitled to a broad, balanced and relevant education.  Children with special needs requiring extra help are identified as soon as possible and extra provision is arranged by the staff, teaching assistants and, where appropriate, other agencies and services.
Equally it is also the school's policy to make special provision for particularly able children.
 

DISABILITY PROVISION

The age and construction of some of the buildings limits access for some children with a disability.  Where possible modifications are being made and the new school hall is completely accessible and includes a toilet for the disabled.
Lighting in the school has been changed to cater for some specific disabilities and there has been whole staff training in some specific disabilities.
 

SEX EDUCATION

Much of this forms part of the national curriculum science work, but specific sex education (i.e. child development/growing up) is given to upper juniors under the direction of the school nurse.  Parents are given the opportunity to withdraw their child from this if they wish.
 

SCHOOL DISCIPLINE

The policy of the school is to create a well-disciplined learning situation, where each child has the opportunity to develop their full potential.  This is created through an atmosphere of self- discipline, but sanctions are applied when necessary.  Parents are invited to discuss any serious misdemeanours.  School rules are kept as simple as possible, and are designed for the running of an orderly school.  These rules are on display in the entrance of the school. 
 

COMPLAINTS

The school recognises the value of partnership between teachers and parents.  Most problems are quickly solved by speaking to a member of staff, but if any matter remains unsolved, it should be referred to the head teacher and if necessary, to the governing body. Unresolved complaints can be referred to the Local Government Ombudsman. Kent County Council do not involve themselves in resolving complaints but they are willing to offer advice. 
 

ATTENDANCE POLICY

Hollingbourne Primary School adheres to the KCC Model Attendance Policy.  A copy of which is included on the list of policies below.
 
Charging and Remissions Notice:
 
The school charges towards the cost of some extra curricular activity (eg residential visits, piano lessons).
 
Parents are also ask to make a voluntary contribution to cover the costs of some curriculum activity (eg school visits, swimming, transport to some activities).
 
The school may be able to help with the cost of chargable activities in cases of hardship.