As an institute looking after the welfare of children, we have to abide by ‘The Child Protection Act’. It is our policy to adhere to the County Guidelines, to ensure the continued well-being of the children in our care. The Head Teacher is the named Child Protection Officer. We have a stringent recruitment policy and all personnel working with the children, either on a paid or voluntary basis, require CRB clearance.
Surrey Hills Church of England Primary School is a rural school where the pupils, staff and surrounding community have remained predominantly white in ethnicity and Christian in religion. Despite this, we recognise the importance of our role within the school in preparing our pupils for life in a multi-cultural society. This is done through an inclusive approach and within the curriculum offered which plans for multiethnic and cultural experiences. (See Policy in office.)
Governors have agreed that the school should follow the County Policy on Charging for School Activities. This is in response to the requirements of the 1988 Education Reform Act. In order that we may continue to widen children’s learning experiences beyond the confines of the school and village, it will be necessary to ask parents for a voluntary contribution. However, it is important to stress that this contribution is entirely voluntary and that children will not suffer due to any inability of the parents to contribute. The school has a small fund for parents with real difficulties.
The 1988 Education Reform Act requires that various documents should be made available to parents. You will appreciate that the cost of duplicating these would be prohibitive, but please do not hesitate to ask if you would like to read any item. (Please see ‘The Freedom of Information’ Policy on the Surrey Hills School website www.surreyhillsprimaryschool.org.uk).