A full list of school policies, and copies of them, are available through contacting the school.
Banham Primary School is committed to providing an education of the highest quality for all its pupils / students and recognises this can only be achieved by supporting and promoting excellent school attendance for all. This is based on the belief that only by attending school regularly and punctually will children and young people be able to take full advantage of the educational opportunities available to them. High attainment depends on good attendance.
The governing body of Banham Primary School applies the regulations on admissions fairly and equally to all those who wish to attend this school. The School Standards and Framework Act 1998 introduced a new framework for school admissions as of September 2000. This policy conforms to the regulations that are set out in that Act and also further explained in the statutory School Admissions Code of Practice and the statutory Appeals Code of Practice.
Behaviour (including Exclusion)
Everyone in Banham Primary School will be valued for who they are and for what they could become. Our behaviour policy will endorse and promote the sense of value of each individual and for each other.
Charges & Remissions
This policy outlines the charges that the school is required to make for activities which are not undertaken as part of the National Curriculum as well as remissions and refund arrangements
This policy is intended to allow you to raise a concern or complaint relating to the school, or the services that it provides. An anonymous concern or complaint will not be investigated under this procedure, unless there are exceptional circumstances. To enable a proper investigation, concerns or complaints should be brought to the attention of the school as soon as possible. In general, any matter raised more than 3 months after the event, being complained of, will not be considered.
Data and Information
Banham Primary School, in conjunction with the CEE Trust, is committed to fulfilling our obligations with regard to Data Protection and Freedom of Information.
Disability Equality Scheme/Access Plan
Banham Primary School is committed to equal opportunities in every aspect of school life, recognises the importance of equality for all pupils and staff and will continue to build on its good practice in making reasonable adjustments to support disability equality.
Equality of opportunity is a fundamental aspect of the ethos at Banham Primary School. It is the responsibility of the governors, Headteacher and all personnel involved in the school to provide leadership in the development and implementation of effective policies to promote equality of opportunity.
The school is part of the Co-operative Education East Academy Trust and as such financial information can be found on the Trust website here
Parent and Volunteers
At Banham Primary School we are very fortunate to have a supportive and friendly parent body. We believe that educating children is a process that involves partnership between parents, class teachers and the school community. The purpose of this policy is to provide a reminder to all parents, carers and visitors to our school about expected conduct. This is so we can continue to flourish, progress and achieve in an atmosphere of mutual understanding. We provide an information sheet for Parents and Carers who volunteer at the school to hear readers, for example, and as well as our Home-School Agreement which we ask all parents to sign each year, the CEE Trust has also provided us with a draft Code of Conduct for Parents, downloadable here
Safeguarding Policy (including Prevent duty and policy for Looked After Children)
Our school fully recognises the contribution it can make to protect children from harm and supporting and promoting the welfare of all children who are registered pupils at our school. We also recognise that safeguarding against radicalisation and extremism is no different to safeguarding against any other vulnerability in today’s society. This policy will give clear direction to staff, volunteers, visitors and parents about the expected behaviour and our legal responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of all children at our school.
Special educational needs (SEN)
Please visit the SEN information section of this website which is part of the Norfolk Local Offer for learners with Special Educational Needs, and also forms our own school SEND policy. If you have any questions about the Norfolk Local Offer please look at their website, including Frequently Asked Questions found here.
Teaching and Learning
The staff and governors at Banham Primary School are fully committed to providing the best possible education to the children who attend the school. We aim for children to progress extremely well during their time with us, achieving the highest possible standards in a caring and sensitive environment. Our approaches are outlined further through the relevant policies below.