There are policies to cover every aspect of school life. This ensures that we are in line with all statutory guidance and legislation, and helps to provide clarity and consistency.
Many of our policies are set by the multi-academy trust and apply to all schools in our multi-academy trust. These policies are available on the Willows Academy Trust website and can be accessed using the link below. Our school-specific policies are listed here.
Please note: Willows Academy Trust has recently merged with Believe Academy Trust and renamed as ONE Academy Trust (effective 1 Sept 2023). We are currently re-branding all our policies and documents etc. so please bear with us as we make the necessary changes and launch our new ONE Academy Trust website. For the avoidance of doubt, please consider references to Willows Academy Trust to relate also to ONE Academy Trust.
If you would like to find out more about a particular issue such as Safeguarding, SEND or Equality & Diversity please look at the Key Information menu where you will find more information and related documents.
If you would like to know our policy on something that is not listed, or you have difficulty accessing any of the policies online, please ask the school office. We can arrange to supply you with paper copies of any of our policies on request. Please also let us know if you need a copy of a policy in another format and we will endeavour to meet your needs.
Our policy relating to Attendance is accessible on the Willows Academy Trust website in the Policy Section
See also our section on Reporting Absence.
You may find the following documents helpful:
More policies relating to child protection and safeguarding such as our Whistleblowing Policy, Low Level Concerns Policy and Managing Allegations against Adults Policy are available on the policy section of the Willows Academy Trust website.
Our policy relating to Suspensions and Permanent Exclusions is accessible on the Willows Academy Trust website in the Behaviour Section
More information about how to raise a concern or make a complaint can be found here. A link to the Willows Academy Trust Complaints Policy can be found below:
Willows Academy Trust collects, stores and processes personal data in accordance with current legislation. This link will take you to the Willows Academy Trust Privacy Notices and our Data Protection Policy. Please contact us if there is anything you are unsure of or if you need further information.
More information about our provision for SEND, including our SEND Information Report and our SEND Policy can be found here on our SEND page.
You can find out more about our commitment to equality & diversity and our plans for improving accessibility here
Health & Safety is everyone's responsibility.
Our Health & Safety Policy and First Aid policy are available on the trust website here. Our staff receive regular health and safety training and most of our staff have received First Aid training and hold current certificates in First Aid.
Our staff policies (Human Resources) are trust-wide policies and can be accessed from the Willows Academy Trust website here