Policies & Guidance Documents

The Ascent Academies Trust’s Board regularly meet to discuss their policies and governance.  This page provides Statutory policies and further guidance.

Emergency Evacuation procedures

All individual premises have their own site specific emergency evacuation plans and procedures.  These are displayed in the academy buildings, reviewed and tested regularly and are communicated to staff and visitors.

Business Continuity / Disaster Recovery

There are a number of separate procedures in place in each academy regarding business continuity to deal with range of potential scenarios, events or circumstances.  Disaster recovery and business continuity arrangements for business critical resources and systems are detailed in the relevant policies (i.e. Finance Policy and IT Policy).

Procedure for checking the identity of visitors

Visitors to the academies are required to sign in on the visitors register and are asked to produce photographic identification and the reason for their visit. If photo ID is not available other methods of confirming identity will be sought. Visitors without appropriate ID and clearances are not permitted on the premises unaccompanied.

Trust Wide Statutory Policies

Policy

 Date

Review Date

Accessibility Plan & Equality Objectives March 2017 Policy March 2020/Plan March 2018
Admissions Policy April 2017 April 2018
Behaviour Management Policy January 2017 July 2018
Charging and Remissions Policy January 2017 January 2019
Complaints Policy October 2016 October 2019
Whistle blowing – CONFIDENTIAL REPORTING May 2016 May 2018
Data Protection Policy  January 2017 January 2019
Early Years Foundation Stage Policy January 2017 January 2019
Equality and Diversity Policy July 2016 July 2019
Equal Opportunities Policy March 2016 March 2019
Exclusions Policy March 2017 March 2019
First Aid March 2017 March 2018
Freedom of Information Policy March 2016 March 2019
Health and Safety Policy May 2017 May 2018
Risk Management Policy and Procedure May 2017 May 2018
SEND Policy April 2017 April 2018
Sex & Relationships Education Policy April 2017 April 2018
Supporting Pupils with Medical Conditions February 2017 February 2018

Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Statutory Policies

Policy

 Date

Review Date

Complaints Policy October 2016 October 2019
Early Years Foundation Stage Policy January 2017 January 2019
First Aid March 2017 March 2018
Missing Pupil Policy March 2017 March 2018
Pupil Collection Policy February 2017 February 2018
Pupil Illness/ Infection Control February 2017 February 2020
Supporting Pupils with Medical Conditions February 2017 February 2018
For Child Protection Policies and Further Guidance in relation to safeguarding please refer to our Academy Specific Policies and Further Guidance sections below.

Academy Specific Statutory Policies

Child Protection Policy

Further Guidance

Safeguarding Supervision Policy
Keeping Children Safe in Education 2016
(KCSIE Guidance must be read in conjunction with Academy specific Child Protection Policies)
Working Together to Safeguard Children (Feb 2017 update)
What to do if you think a child is being abused