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Please find details of our school policies below:

 Accessibility Plan

Cannon Lane Primary School Accessibility Plan

Introduction
This plan is drawn up in accordance with the planning duty in the Disability Discrimination Act 1995, as amended by the SEN and Disability Act 2001 (SENDA). It draws on the guidance set out in “Accessible Schools: Planning to increase access to schools for disabled pupils”, issued by DfES in July 2002.

Definition of Disability
Disability is defined by the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (DDA):
“A person has a disability if he or she has a physical or mental impairment that has a substantial and long-term adverse effect on his or her ability to carry out normal day to day activities.”

Key Objective
To reduce and, where possible, eliminate barriers to accessing the curriculum and to full participation for pupils, and prospective pupils, with a disability. However, Cannon Lane Primary School is housed in a building, dating from the 1930s. Major building works by the LA would be required before the building could successfully meet the needs of pupils in wheelchairs or those with severe mobility problems.

Principles
Compliance with the DDA is consistent with Cannon Lane Primary School’s aims and equal opportunities policy. Cannon Lane Primary School recognises its duty under the DDA :

  • not to discriminate against disabled pupils in their admissions and exclusions, and provision of education and associated services
  • not to treat disabled pupils less favourably
  • to take reasonable steps to avoid putting disabled pupils at a substantial disadvantage

In performing their duties, governors and staff will have regard to the DRC Code of Practice (2002).

Cannon Lane Primary School recognises and values parents’ knowledge of their child’s disability and its effect on his/her ability to carry out normal activities, and respects the parents’ and child’s right to confidentiality.
Cannon Lane Primary School provides all pupils with a broad and balanced curriculum, differentiated and adjusted to meet the needs of individual pupils and their preferred learning styles; and endorses the key principles in the National Curriculum 2000 framework, which underpin the development of a more inclusive curriculum:

  • setting suitable learning challenges
  • responding to pupils’ diverse learning needs
  • overcoming potential barriers to learning and assessment for individuals and groups of pupils.

Activity

  • Education and related activities
    • Cannon Lane Primary School will continue to seek and follow the advice of specialist teacher advisers and SEN inspectors/advisers, and of appropriate health professionals from the local NHS Trusts.
  • Physical environment
    • Cannon Lane Primary School will take account of the needs of pupils and visitors with physical difficulties and sensory impairments when planning and undertaking future improvements and refurbishment of the site and premises.

Provision of information
Cannon Lane Primary School will make itself aware of local services, including those provided through the LEA, for providing information in alternative formats when required or requested.

Download the Cannon Lane Primary School Accessibility Plan


 Admissions Policy

Admissions to the school are handled by the London Borough of Harrow or the borough in which the applicant resides. Please go to http://www.harrow.gov.uk/info/200129/school_admissions for more information.

 Anti Bullying Statement

Cannon Lane Primary School Anti-Bullying Policy outlines what we will do to prevent and tackle bullying. The policy has been drawn up through the involvement of the whole school community.

Download CLPS Anti Bullying Policy January 2016 >>

 Arriving and Leaving School

 Attendance Policy

Cannon Lane Primary School Attendance Policy

Cannon Lane Primary School promotes good school attendance and punctuality for every child and we are committed to upholding every child’s right to an education and to be the best they can be. Regular and punctual attendance at school is both a legal requirement and essential for pupils to maximise their educational opportunities. School attendance is also a component of safeguarding children and their right to be safe.

The Education Act 1996 states that all pupils of compulsory school age should attend school regularly and punctually. We know that any absence affects the pattern of a child’s schooling and regular absence and/or lateness will seriously affect their learning. Any pupil’s absence disrupts teaching routines/timetables and so may affect the learning of others in the same class.

Cannon Lane Attendance Policy
This document covers the following:

  • Rationale
  • Promoting Regular Attendance
  • Understanding types of absence and procedures
  • Authorised Absence
  • Unauthorised Absence
  • Holidays in term time
  • Persistent Absenteeism
  • Absence procedures
  • Punctuality
  • Education Regulations

Download the Cannon Lane Attendance Policy >>

 Behaviour

Cannon Lane Primary School Behaviour Policy January 2016

At Cannon Lane Primary School we aim to create a welcoming, caring and safe environment where all relationships are based on kindness and respect. Our school staff have very high expectations and believe that outstanding behaviour provides the foundation of a positive learning environment and contributes significantly to children’s happiness and well-being.

We recognise that children come to school from a wide range of backgrounds and social circumstances. We are committed to treating each child as an individual whilst making every effort to maintain a consistent approach to behaviour management across the school.

Download CLPS Behaviour Policy January 2016

 Charging and Remissions

Charging and Remissions Policy Jan 2016

Schools may not charge for education provision (including materials, equipment, and transport) during school hours, but can charge for some activities which take place outside of school hours. Charges may also be made in certain defined circumstances.

The Education Act 1996 (Sections 455 & 456) sets out the basis on which charges can be made. Section 457 sets out the legal requirement for governing bodies to have such a policy.

Section 459 of the Education Act 1996 and the Education (School Sessions and Charges and Remissions Policies) (Information) (England) Regulations 1999 set out the requirement to publish and what information must be published.

Download Charging and Remissions Policy Jan 2016

 Collective Worship

A daily act of Collective Worship is required under the Education Reform Acts 1988, 1996. At Cannon Lane Primary School, Collective Worship will reflect the broad traditions of Christian belief. This is always done showing the whole school approach to values and which includes Respect, Empathy and Acceptance.

Families who send their children to our school have a wide range of religious beliefs. We recognise that in asking our children to worship we have to consider the background that our children come from and it is therefore not the practice of this school to preach to or convert the children. The faith background of both the staff and the child’s family is respected at all times.

Download CLPS Collective Worship Policy November 2015

 Complaints

At Cannon Lane Primary School, we want our pupils to do well and feel happy. However, we do recognise that, on occasions, concerns or difficulties do arise. In this event, parents/carers are encouraged to contact the school to have any difficulties or concerns resolved at the earliest possible stage. By taking such matters seriously the school aims to develop a working relationship with parents/carers and to reduce the number of formal complaints.

Parents/carers are reminded that the school will do its utmost to guarantee the confidentiality of any complainant and the substance of their complaints. The school will respect the views of a person who indicates that he/she would have difficulty discussing a matter with a particular member of staff. Similarly, if a member of staff directly involved feels compromised then the matter may be referred to another member of staff to deal with.

Concerns should be raised with the school as soon as possible to allow for a proper investigation. Generally, if concerns are more than 6 months old, the school or the Governing Body, may consider this too late to take any action.

Download full Complaints Procedure 2016 >>

 Data Protection Policy

The Data Protectiont policy is a statement of the aims and principles of the School, for ensuring the confidentiality of sensitive information relating to staff, pupils, parents and governors.
Introduction

Cannon Lane Primary School needs to keep certain information about its employees, students and other users to allow it to monitor performance, achievements, and health and safety, for example. It is also necessary to process information so that staff can be recruited and paid, courses organised and legal obligations to funding bodies and government complied with.
To comply with the law, information must be collected and used fairly, stored safely and not disclosed to any other person unlawfully. To do this, Cannon Lane Primary School must comply with the Data Protection Principles which are set out in the Data Protection Act 1998 ( the 1998 Act). In summary these state that personal data shall:

  • Be obtained and processed fairly and lawfully and shall not be processed unless certain conditions are met.
  • Be obtained for a specified and lawful purpose and shall not be processed in any manner incompatible with that purpose.
  • Be adequate, relevant and not excessive for that purpose.
  • Be accurate and kept up to date.
  • Not be kept for longer than is necessary for that purpose.
  • Be processed in accordance with the data subject’s rights.
  • Be kept safe from unauthorised access, accidental loss or destruction.

Cannon Lane Primary School and all staff or others who process or use personal information must ensure that they follow these principles at all times. In order to ensure that this happens, the School has developed this Data Protection Policy.

Download Data Protection Policy January 2017 >>
Download Data Protection Act 1998 (‘Photos’ extract) >>

 Early Years

 Equalities Statement

Cannon Lane Primary School is a welcoming school where everyone is valued highly and where tolerance, honesty, co-operation and mutual respect for others are fostered. We are committed to the development of the whole person within a supportive, secure and creative environment. A broad, balanced and appropriate curriculum provides equal opportunity for all pupils regardless of race, disability, gender, gender re-assignment, age, pregnancy and maternity, marital status, sexual orientation, religion and belief and sexual orientation. We endeavour to promote positive relationships with parents, children and members of the wider community.

At Cannon Lane Primary School we aim to promote equality and tackle any form of discrimination and actively promote harmonious relations in all areas of school life. We seek to remove any barriers to access, participation, progression, attainment and achievement. We take seriously our contribution towards community cohesion.

Full information regarding ‘Aims and Values’, ‘Equalities Information’, ‘Application of the Principles’, ‘Addressing Prejudice and Prejudice-Related Bullying’ and ‘Roles and responsibilities’ is included in our Equalities Statement January 2017.

 E-Safety

At Cannon Lane Primary School, we are committed to ensuring the safety of our children and staff at all times. This policy is designed to ensure the online safety of all Cannon Lane Primary School children and staff in addition to providing help and support to parents and carers. The policy applies to all members of the school community (including staff, pupils, volunteers, parents / carers and visitors) who have access to and are users of school ICT systems, both in and out of the school.

Download full CLPS E-Safety Policy January 2016 >>

 Freedom of Information

Cannon Lane Primary School will comply with the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000, and any subsequent relevant legislation, to ensure all information held by the school is treated in a manner that is fair and lawful. This policy should be used in conjunction with the school’s Data Protection Policy.

Download full Freedom of Information Policy January 2017 >>

 Health and Safety

Harrow Council, as an employer, recognises its legal responsibility to make every effort and secure the health, safety and welfare of all its employees and others, i.e. visitors, contractors, service users etc. that may be affected by its undertaking.

The Council aspires to achieve excellence thereby implementing and effectively maintaining a robust management system that will permit safe work practices without compromising the health, safety and wellbeing of employees, general public and the environment.

Harrow council recognises that success in achieving and maintaining a safe and healthy work environment incorporates effective communication, co-operation and commitment from senior management and all employees within the organisation.

The Council is committed to continuous improvement in health and safety performance and will develop a Corporate Health and Safety Improvement Plan which includes key targets and objectives for improvement in health and safety management.

Full document available to download:
CLPS Health Safety Policy April 2016

 Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium Statement 2015-2016

Persons responsible for statement:
Alastair Phillips (Headteacher)
Nicola Brown (Assistant Headteacher)
Date: September 2015
Review: September 2016
Cannon Lane Primary School

About the Pupil Premium
The Pupil Premium is allocated to schools for children of statutory school age who are known to be eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) or children who have been eligible in the last six years. It is also for children who have been looked after by the local authority continuously for more than six months, and children whose parents are currently serving in the armed forces. Schools will be held accountable for how the additional funding is used to support pupils and are required to show the impact of this spending.

Use of Pupil Premium 2014-2015
For the academic year 2014-2015 Cannon Lane Primary School was allocated a ‘Pupil Premium’ amount of £1300 per child.

The number of pupils eligible for Pupil Premium was 29 (4.3%).

This amount was used to support eligible pupils in the following ways:

  • Focused support in recognising auditory discrimination of initial sounds
  • Supporting social needs through social skills groups
  • Teaching assistant support in developing fine motor skills and gross motor skills
  • Support staff used to promote understanding inferences from texts
  • Focused intervention to develop spellings and grammar in KS2
  • Support in using and applying the four rules of number and understanding word problems in mathematics in KS2
  • Supporting learning of musical instruments and involvement in extracurricular activities

The Impact on Pupils
At the end of Key Stage 2 (2015), 5% of the Year 6 cohort was eligible for Pupil Premium funding. 100% of these children achieved Level 4 in Reading and Writing. Above 50% of these children achieved Level 5 or above in Reading, Writing and Maths. In addition, 17% of these children achieved a Level 6 in Maths, compared to 7% nationally.

At the end of Key Stage 1 (2015), 4.2% of the Year 2 cohort was in receipt of Pupil Premium funding. 80% of the cohort exceeded national expectations and achieved Level 2b or above in Reading, Writing and Maths.

Proposed use of Pupil Premium 2015-2016
For this academic year the level of the premium is £1300 per pupil provision is planned on an individual basis to ensure that we best meet the needs of each eligible child.

The number of pupils eligible for Pupil Premium is currently twenty two (3%).

The funding allocated is planned to be used in the following ways:

  • To target needs through teaching assistant support within phases for an allocated time specifically to support and enrich the individualised needs of those children
  • To train staff in narrowing the gap
  • To subsidise educational day visits, residential trips, in school events and after school clubs
  • To provide enrichment opportunities for more able children including music, writing, creative arts and maths
  • To provide counselling for specific children
  • To release a teacher for a day a week to mentor and support individual pupils
  • To provide additional release time for the Mathematics Leader and the English Leader to support children in whole class settings, in small groups and on a one-to-one basis as appropriate
  • To fund the attendance of Forest School to support the development of wellbeing, leadership and social skills for specific children

If you think that your child might be eligible for Free School Meals or Pupil Premium funding please visit Harrow Council Free School Meals or come and speak to the staff in the school office, or Mrs Brown (Assistant Headteacher), in confidence. Thank you.

Download Pupil Premium Report 2015-16

Early Years Pupil Premium Form Jan 2016 Onwards
The EYPP will give our school an extra £302 a year for each child whose parents are in receipt of certain benefits or whose child has been in local authority care or adopted. This additional money will make a significant difference to us in supporting the development and learning for all our children. We ask that all parents with children born between 1 September 2011 and 31 August 2012 fill in the attached form, to allow us to check eligibility and claim the additional EYPP for eligible children.


 Safeguarding Policy

Cannon Lane Primary School is committed to delivering very good outcomes for children and young people by providing a safe learning environment that promotes their welfare and helps them to develop socially and emotionally so that they can make the most of their life chances.

The purpose of the Safeguarding Policy is to provide protection for the children and young people who receive a service from this school and to provide staff and volunteers with guidance on procedures they should adopt in the event that they suspect a child or young person may be experiencing, or be at risk of, harm.

CLPS Safeguarding And Child Protection Policy 2016

 SEN

At Cannon Lane Primary School, we are committed to ensuring equality of education and opportunity for disabled pupils, staff and all those receiving services from the school. We aim to develop a culture of inclusion and diversity in which people feel free to disclose their disability and to participate fully in school life. The achievement of disabled pupils and students will be monitored and we will use this data to raise standards and ensure inclusive teaching. We will make reasonable adjustments to make sure that the school environment is as accessible as possible. At Cannon Lane Primary School we believe that diversity is a strength, which should be respected and celebrated by all those who learn, teach and visit here.

Full documents available to download:
CLPS Supporting Pupils With Medical Conditions Policy Nov 2015
Cannon Lane Primary School Send Information Report Autumn 2016
Harrow’s Local Offer: Guide to Services

 Sex and Relationships Education Policy

Cannon Lane Primary School aims to provide a stimulating and caring environment in which each child experiences high standards of education and is prepared for the future. We are committed to keeping children healthy and safe and contributing to their personal, social, and emotional wellbeing. The Policy for Sex and Relationship Education (SRE) is written in accordance with this philosophy. At Cannon Lane Primary School we aim to help children to make responsible and well informed decisions taking into account the diverse nature of our school community.

Download CLPS Sex and Relationships Education Policy May 2016

 Snow and Bad Weather Policy

 Voluntary Contribution