Community Middle School
Statements & Policies
The school will ensure that:
- The welfare of the children remains paramount
- All children have the right to be protected from harm
- All suspicions and allegations of abuse will be taken seriously and responded immediately
- All staff and volunteers working at the school have a responsibility to report concerns to the designated member of staff
Ponteland Community Primary School Safeguarding Statement
PCPS is a community and all those directly connected (staff, trustees, parents, families, pupils and volunteers) have an essential role to play in making it safe and secure, recognising our moral and statutory responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of all children.
PCPS recognises the importance of providing an ethos and environment within the school that will help children to feel safe, secure and respected; encourages them to talk openly, and enables them to feel confident that they will be listened to.
At Ponteland Community Primary School we have a range of policy documents that will help provide valuable information to parents/carers, staff, trustees and a range of external agencies.
Policies are intended to provide a framework that ensures principles are consistently applied to our school practice. School policies outline how we will respond in any given situation.
Listed below are the statutory policies of the school. These policies are available to download or we can supply paper copies on request.
Pupil Premium is funding allocated to schools by the Government to support the progress and achievement of disadvantaged pupils. It is awarded to schools for pupils identified through the uptake of Free School Meals; children who have been in local authority care; and children who are from service (military) backgrounds,
Each school has the freedom to decide how to use the Pupil Premium, as they are best placed to assess what additional provisions should be made for the individual pupils at their school. Pupil Premium Policy is reviewed annually by trustees.
Detailed information regarding the school’s expenditure for pupil premium can be found on the pupil premium statement available in PDF format below.
Over the years the PE and Sports funding grant has enabled the school to provide additional before, during and after school interventions, clubs and activities. Many children participate in these extra-curricular activities. Their school attainment increases but more so their health, confidence and fitness. The PE department review participation for all children annually: review the outcome of fixtures, festivals and tournaments; review assemblies, extra-curricular participation and celebrate where possible in the newsletter, media, Facebook and website. The school ensures these improvements are sustainable through curriculum planning and review, pupil attainment, trustee reports and celebration of pupil achievement. With regard to assessing Y6 national swimming ability, children in Y3, Y4 and Y5 have swimming once a week and at the end of Y5 are assessed (as a cohort percentage) over a distance of at least 25 meters in that they can swim confidently and proficiently; they can use a range of strokes effectively; and can perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations. Any weak Y5 child swimmer will pick up swimming in the summer of Y6.
The Data Protection Officer for Ponteland Community Primary School is Mr Ian Hampson
GDPR Privacy Notice Summary Report
Safety and Security Information
The safety and security of our children and staff is paramount and we work closely with our suppliers and partners to ensure that the travel, accommodation and itinerary arrangements that we organise for our groups, are undertaken smoothly and with the appropriate duty of care.
We follow the travel advice issued by the Home Office, UK authorities and for overseas trips, the Foreign Office – advice that is publicly-available on websites such as:
Metropolitan Police: https://www.met.police.uk/advice-and-information/terrorism-in-the-uk/current-threat-level-UK/
If you have any specific queries, please contact us directly and we will be happy to answer any questions. School complies with GDPR as can be seen in the report.