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Vine Schools Trust Policies

Vine Schools Trust Policies

For all General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) related policies and procedures, please visit the GDPR tab above.

Attendance Policy

 Behaviour and Relationships Policy 

Bereavement Policy

Charging, Refunds and Remissions Policy

Child Protection Policy

Complaints Procedure Policy

Child On Child and Harmful Sexual Behaviours 

Educational Visits Policy – currently under review

Equality Policy, Equality Objectives and Accessibility Plan – Colne Engaine

Equality and Diversity Policy

Inclusion and Equal Opportunities in Learning – Colne Engaine

Health & Safety Policy

Mental Health and Wellbeing – School Staff

Pupil Premium Policy – Colne Engaine

Relationship, Health & Sex Education Policy

Remote Learning Policy

Retention Schedule 

Social Media Policy

Statutory Requests Freedom of Information

Suspension and permanent exclusion policy

Whistleblowing Policy

Worship Policy – currently under review

Our Annual Report and Financial Statements are available on the Vine Schools Trust Website.  Please click here for further information.

Ofsted 2023

Colne Engaine SIAMS Report final

School Performance Tables

Our children’s safety is of the utmost importance to us and we work hard to keep them safe.

All of our staff receive regular safeguarding training. We have trained Designated Safeguard Leads (DSL) in school;

Samantha Dunne is the DSL  [email protected]

Ellena Mortimer is our Deputy DSL   [email protected]

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Cathy Shergold is the Governance member of the Local Schools Board with  responsibility for Safeguarding.

We encourage anyone with a safeguarding concern to contact one of our safeguarding team.

If we have reasonable cause for concern that a child maybe at risk of significant harm, we will refer to social care. This referral can be made with or without us informing parents.

For further information please read our Child Protection policy and other policies that support Safeguarding. These are available in our Information Hub under the tab ‘Policies’ –  or contact one of our safeguarding team above.

Please find here the 2023 Keeping Children Safe in Education Document

On our Home Page, you will find the CEOPS button which you can click to instantly access support and guidance about keeping your child safe online, or to report anything connected with online safety.

Some quick tips for keeping your children safe on-line:

You are the responsible adult. You pay the bill. You own the phone. Therefore, you have the right and responsibility to be a good watchdog.

  • Learn how to check up on your child.
  • Privacy covers things like going to the bathroom, not ignoring all of their tech communication.
  • Limit access to mobile phones and tablet devices e.g. not in your bedroom or not after 8pm.
  • There are Apps available that allow you to limit access to certain times e.g. OurPact, Screen Time Parental Control.
  • Keep a note of your child’s password to social media accounts so that you can monitor activity.
  • Be curious, know where they are going and where they have been online. Advise children not to respond to abusive or obscene postings whether this is online, text messages or video messages. You can report incidents of abusive emails and inappropriate sites to your Internet Service Provider (ISP). Your mobile service provider should have a number that you can ring to report abusive messaging. Try their websites for details.
  • Ask your children to teach you how to use what they are using.

Keeping Children Safe in Education 2023

Child Protection Policy 2022-2023

Safeguarding Procedures 

Valuing all God’s Children -Church Of England 

At the heart of the work of every primary school class is a continuous cycle of planning, teaching and assessment which takes account of the wide range of abilities, aptitudes and interests of the children. The majority of children will learn and progress within these arrangements. Those children whose overall attainments and achievement in specific subjects fall significantly outside the expected range may have Special Educational Needs (SEN).

For children who have a specific learning difficulty or a disability, our Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) policy outlines the educational support we provide.

If a teacher notices a pupil experiencing difficulties with their learning they will seek guidance from the school Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Co-ordinator (SENDCo).

Our SENDCo is Ellie Mortimer

Advice will be given, which may include alternate strategies to support the pupils learning. Both class teacher and SENDCo will hold a meeting with parents to discuss next steps which could include:

Advise parents to make an appointment to see the GP
Referral to the Speech and Language Therapist service
Referral to the Specialist Teacher Team
Referral to Educational Psychologist service
Referral to EWMHS (Emotional Welfare and Mental Health Services)
When a child is placed on the Special Educational Needs register, consultation with parents will continue through:

Parent consultation day.
One Plan meetings at least twice a year, working alongside pupils, parents and sometimes specialist agencies to set specific targets that work towards achieving a long-term goal.
For pupils with a Statement/ Education Health Care plan (EHC Plan) Annual Review meetings.

SEND Policy

SEND Information Report 23-24 

SEND Report for Parents and Carers

Equality Policy, Equality Objectives and Accessibility Plan -Colne Engaine

Policy for Inclusion and Equal Opportunities in Learning

Here at Colne Engaine Church of England Primary School, our aim is to care for and develop the whole child educationally, emotionally, spiritually, morally and physically. Positive Mental health and wellbeing is essential to enable our children to make life long, well informed decisions and engage in the world around them.

Through our curriculum and school activities, we teach children how to maintain positive mental health and where they can go if they need help and support. Our carefully planned approach to PSHE supports our pupils to acquire the knowledge and develop the skills and understanding they need to lead confident, healthy, independent lives, and to become resilient, informed and responsible citizens.

At Colne Engaine, we are committed to creating a happy, caring and supportive environment. As well as a learning environment, the school ensures there is a positive, supportive and inclusive ethos where children can thrive as part of a vibrant community of happy, confident learners, guided by our core Christian values, who believe they can make a difference in our world now and in the future.

Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) is a central to the curriculum across the whole school. Our curriculum helps children and young people to understand their own and others’ emotions, develop healthy coping strategies and seek appropriate support. And talking openly about mental health issues is an effective means of breaking down any associated stigma.

Teaching about mental health and emotional wellbeing is also now a requirement as part of statutory Health Education. We teach the content safely, sensitively and in a way that’s appropriate to our children’s age or stage of development. Within school, we offer Emotional First Aid Provision and support and within the National Curriculum, every child has a minimum of two hours of physical education each week. We promote healthy eating throughout the school and continue to access outside help and support for pupils when required.

Being Kind Online

Supporting Mental Health 

Yoga at Home

How we teach Maths calculations at Colne Engaine

How to help your child to read and enjoy books

Great books to share with a child in EYFS

Great books to share with a child in Year 1

Great books to share with a child in Year 2

Great books to share with a child in Year 3

Great books to share with a child in Year 4

Great books to share with a child in Year 5

Great books to share with a child in Year 6

What Parents Need to Know About FIFA 20

What Parents Need to Know About Houseparty

What Parents Need to Know About Minecraft

How to Maintain Good Mental Wellbeing During Isolation

10 Top Tips for Remote Learning for Parents

From Online Gaming to Online Gambling

Online Safety Tips for Children

What Parents Need to Know About Screen Addiction

What Parents Need to Know About TikTok

8 Things Parents Need to Know About YouTube Kids

Our GDPR regulations are part of the Vine Schools Trust policies.  Please click here for further information.

Covid Catch Up Premium report updated July 21

Covid Catch Up Premium report

Covid 19 Risk Assessment

Covid-19 Remote Learning Information for parents and carers

What our families said about remote learning at CEPS

Excellent attendance at school allows a child to have the best possible start in life. Going to school regularly is important for your child’s future.  Parents / carers are responsible for making sure their child receives full-time education.

Parents are legally responsible for making sure that children attend school.  If your child doesn’t go to school, you could be fined or prosecuted.

Children may only be absent from school if they are too ill to go to school or if the headteacher has authorised an absence for exceptional reasons – and this has been applied for, by parents, before the absence. We do not authorsise holidays in term time.

What happens when my child is too ill to go to school?

By 9am, parents must tell us, if their child is absent because they are too ill to go to school.

What does ‘too ill to go to school’ mean? 

Do explore the link below form the NHS about illness and attending school.