SEND and InclusionThe Government challenges all schools to be inclusive. By this they mean a welcoming community that seeks to eliminate discriminating attitudes and practice, responds to pupils’ different needs, overcomes barriers to learning and provides suitable learning for all. It is the aim of the Governors of Forty Hill to try to make our school ‘inclusive’ and welcoming to all.
Click here for our SEND Information Report
Click here for our SEND Policy
Pupil PremiumThe government introduced Pupil Premium funding in 2011. This money is allocated to schools, based on the number of children on roll who claim Free School Meals (FSM), have received FSM in the last six years, are Looked After or in Armed Service families. From April 2014, this was extended to children who have been adopted from care on or after 30th December 2005 or that left care under a Special Guardianship Order on or after 30th December 2005.
The money is used for initiatives to ensure pupils reach their full potential, academically, physically and socially. Click here for our Pupil Premium Policy
The school will receive approximately £35,000 in 2017-18 to support pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds. This income is being used to: fund additional teaching assistant hours, to release class teachers to work with identified children, the purchase of specific resources used in targeted programmes of support and to ensure Pupil Premium children and their parents are happy and thriving in school.
Click here for the Pupil Premium Strategy 2017-18
Click here for the Pupil Premium Strategy 2016-17 April Review
Click here for the Pupil Premium Strategy 2016-17.
Click here for the Pupil Premium Action Plan. 2015-16.
Safeguarding ChildrenAt Forty Hill we are committed to ensuring that the children in our care are safe, feel safe and are well looked after. As such we aim to provide an environment that allows them to be safely and effectively cared for, which protects them from maltreatment, allows them good health and full personal development in order that they leave school Fulfilled, Healthy and Successful.
Please see relevant policies, including Child Protection and Online Safety in the Policies section.
How do I report a concern?
You can approach any member of the Child Protection Team and mention that you are concerned for the safety of a child. If you don’t feel able to approach the Child Protection Team directly then please speak with any member of staff – they will know how to follow up your concern.
What will happen next?
The concern will be logged with the Child Protection Team. You may be asked to fill in a concern form and speak with a member of the team but the original person you spoke to will come with you if you want them to.
What does the Child Protection Team do with my concern?
It is hard to say exactly what will happen because it depends on what has been reported and whether or not similar concerns have been expressed. Sometimes concerns can be cleared up by talking with the child or the parents. Sometimes children will be actively monitored for further concerns. More serious concerns may be passed on to Social Care or even the police.
How will I know that my concern has been followed up?
Although the team will not be able to discuss details with you (due to confidentiality), they will be happy to let you know that it is being dealt with.
Will people know it was me that raised the concern?
Staff will try to ensure confidentiality for you however confidentiality cannot be 100% guaranteed. The first concern is, and always will be, the safety of the child.
At Forty Hill, we like to encourage our children to use the internet in a safe way. We use iPads and computers regularly, allowing the children freedom to research and investigate our ever changing world. At the beginning of every term, we remind the children about staying safe online and how to report anything they feel uncomfortable with. At the meet the teacher meetings in September, we showed the following age appropriate videos to impress upon children and teachers the importance of staying safe online.
Online Safety Parents Meeting 16th January 2017
Forty Hill Acceptable Use Policy – KS1 Child
Forty Hill Acceptable Use Policy – KS2 Child
Forty Hill Acceptable Use Policy – Parents
Employment at Forty Hill
Forty Hill CE School is committed to the fair treatment of its staff, workers, potential staff/workers and users of its services regardless of race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origins, religion or belief, age, disability, gender, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, social, marital or civil status, pregnancy or maternity reasons, having responsibility for dependants, Trade Union involvement or any other grounds irrelevant to the role or service in question. Similarly, the school will not treat unfairly, or discriminate against, anyone with a criminal record. Having a criminal record does not mean that an individual will automatically be prevented from obtaining employment or working in this school.
Forty Hill has a ‘Policy Statement on the Recruitment of Ex-Offenders’ which is available on request. The school also adheres to the principles of the Disclosure and Barring Service Code of Practice. Applicants are made aware of the Code, which can be located by clicking here
Forty Hill CE School ensures that all relevant pre-employment checks are carried out on employees and workers engaged directly. In particular, the following specific safeguarding checks are carried out:
• All employees/workers appointed/engaged prior to March 2002 (and with no subsequent change to their employment arrangement requiring a further check) have been subject to a check against List 99; additionally, those appointed between 1989 and March 2002 would have been subject to a satisfactory police check
• All employees/workers appointed/engaged since March 2002 have been subject to a satisfactory Enhanced Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) check. This check included a check against List 99
• All employees/workers appointed/engaged since 12th October 2009 have been subject to a satisfactory Enhanced CRB check, including a check against List 99/Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA) Barred List
• All employees/workers appointed/engaged since 1st December 2012 have been subject to a satisfactory Enhanced with Barred List check through the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
Forty Hill CE Primary School also ensures that relevant employees, and workers engaged directly are not disqualified under the Childcare Act 2006 and the Childcare (Disqualification) Regulations 2009 from:
• Early Years provision – providing any care (inc. education) for a child up to and including reception age (from birth to 1st September following the child’s 5th birthday)
• Later Years provision – working in childcare provided by the school outside of school hours for children who are above reception age but who have not attained the age of 8
• Management of any of the above provision
Such employees and workers are required to sign an annual declaration to confirm that there has been no change to their criminal record and that they are not disqualified under the Childcare Disqualification Regulations.
– Unsupervised, regular volunteers are also subject to the above safeguarding checks
– Supervised, regular volunteers are subject to the above safeguarding checks, with the current exception of the Children’s Barred List check
– As appropriate, visitors to the school are asked to provide Photographic ID wherever possible
– Third party organisations deploying staff or workers to the school are required to provide confirmation that pre-employment and safeguarding checks relevant to the role have been carried out