Statutory Information and Policies

Every maintained school must publish specific information on its website to comply with The School Information (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2016

  • School contact details

    Your school’s website must include the following contact information:

    • your school’s name, your school’s postal address, your school’s telephone number,
    • The Birches Specialist Support School, Newholme Road, West Didsbury, Machetser. M20 2XZ
    • 0161 448 8895     admin@thebirchesschool.org
    • the name of the member of staff who deals with queries from parents and other members of the public - Adel White awhite@thebirchesschool.org
    • Name and contact details of the special educational needs coordinator (SENCO) - Rob O Hara         head@thebirchesschool.org
    • information about their governors, including relevant business and pecuniary interests:
    • the structure and remit of the governing body and any committees, and the full names of the chair of each;
    • for each governor who has served at any point over the past 12 months: • their full names, date of appointment, term of office, date they stepped down (where applicable), who appointed them (in accordance with the governing body’s instrument of government),
    • relevant business and pecuniary interests (as recorded in the register of interests) including:
      • governance roles in other educational institutions;
      • any material interests arising from relationships between governors or relationships between governors and school staff (including spouses, partners and close relatives); and
    • their attendance record at governing body and committee meetings over the last academic year.

     

    • Governing bodies should also publish this information for associate members, making clear whether they have voting rights on any of the committees to which they have been appointed.

     

    Admission arrangements

    You must do one of the following:

    • publish your school’s admission arrangements, explaining how you will consider applications for every age group, including:
     

    Ofsted reports

    You must do one of the following:

    • publish a copy of your school’s most recent Ofsted report
    • publish a link to the webpage where users can find your school’s most recent Ofsted report.

    Exam and assessment results

    Key stage 2 (KS2) results

    You must publish the following details from your school’s most recent KS2 results as published by the Secretary of State in the School Performance Tables to include the following information:

    • percentage of pupils achieving the expected standard in reading, writing and mathematics;
    • average progress in reading’
    • average progress in writing;
    • average progress in mathematics.
    • percentage of pupils achieving a high level of attainment in reading, writing and mathematics;
    • average scaled score in reading;
    • average scaled score in mathematics.

    Performance tables

    You must include a link to the DfE school performance tables website.

    Curriculum

    You must publish the following information about your school’s curriculum:

    • the content of the curriculum your school follows in each academic year for every subject
    • the names of any phonics or reading schemes you are using in KS1;
    • how parents/ members of the public can find out more about the curriculum your school is following.

    Behaviour policy

    You should publish details of your school’s behaviour policy.

    The policy must comply with section 89 of the Education and Inspections Act 2006.

     

    Safeguarding Policy

    You should publish details of your school’s safeguarding policy

    The policy must comply with www.gov.uk/government/publications/keeping-children-safe-in-education .

     

    Pupil premium

    You must publish details of how your school spends its pupil premium funding and the effect this has had on the attainment of the pupils who attract the funding. You must include the following:

    For the previous year

    • how the p[upil premium was spent
    • the impact of the expenditure on elegible and other pupils

     

    For the current academic year

    A statement as to the school’s strategy in respect of the pupil premium allocation for the current academic year (“pupil premium strategy”):

    • the amount of the school’s pupil premium allocation;
    • a summary of the main barriers to educational achievement faced by eligible pupils of the school;
    • how the pupil premium is to be spent to address those barriers and the reasons for that approach;
    • the date of the school’s next review of its pupil premium strategy.

    PE and sport premium for primary schools

    If your school receives PE and sport premium funding, you must publish details of how your school spends this funding and the effect it has had on pupils’ PE and sport participation and attainment.

    You must include the following:

    • your PE and sport premium allocation for the current academic year;
    • details of how you intend to spend your allocation;
    • details of how you spent your previous academic year’s allocation;
    • how it made a difference to the PE and sport participation and attainment
    • How you will make sure these improvements are sustainable

    Special educational needs (SEN) report.

    If your school is a maintained school, then your governing body must publish a report on the school’s policy for pupils with SEN, the Local Offer and the SEN information report.

    The report must comply with:

    The report must include details of:

    • your school’s admission arrangements for pupils with SEN or disabilities
    • the steps you have taken to prevent pupils with SEN from being treated less favourably than other pupils
    • access facilities for pupils with SEN

    Equality Objectives

    As public bodies, academies and free schools must comply with the public sector equality duty. This means you have to:

    • publish your school’s equality objectives - you should update this at least once every 4 years

    You need to include details of how your school is:

    • eliminating discrimination (see the Equalities Act 2010)
    • improving equality of opportunity for people with protected characteristics
    • consulting and involving those affected by inequality in the decisions your school or college takes to promote equality and eliminate discrimination (affected people could include parents, pupils, staff and members of the local community)

    https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/315587/Equality_Act_Advice_Final.pdf

    Charging and remissions policies

    You must publish your school’s charging and remissions policies. The policies must include details of:

    • the activities or cases for which your school will charge pupils’ parents;
    • the circumstances where your school will make an exception on a payment you would normally expect to receive under your charging policy.

    Values and ethos

    Your website should include a statement of your school’s ethos and values.

    The school’s complaints procedures

    Your website should include details of your complaints procedure and a copy of your up to date policy.

    You must also publish any arrangements for handling complaints from parents of children with special educational needs and about the support the school provides.

     

  • Requests for copies: School policies can be viewed below. If you require further information, or would like to request a paper copy, please email the school office admin@thebirchesschool.org

  • Information in different formats - If any information is required in a different format (braille, large print, alternative language etc) it can be provided on request to the school - please contact us on 0161 448 8895

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The Birches Specialist Support Primary School. Newholme Road, West Didsbury Manchester M20 2XZ

Tel: 0161 448 8895 | Email: admin@thebirchesschool.org | Main Contact: Adel White