School Policy Documents

School Policy Documents

The Health & Safety Co-ordinator is Mrs Nicola McGinley, Business Manager.

The School has a Complaints Policy which is shown below, if you wish to enquire about the number of formal complaints the School have received in the past 12 months you should contact the School Office who will be able to provide this information.

Please address any enquiries to the School Office.

Data Protection:

Under the Data Protection Act, St Clare’s School processes “personal data” including “sensitive personal data” (such as medical information), for the purposes of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of pupils, parents and staff and where necessary, for the legitimate interests of the School. The school seeks to ensure that all relevant legal obligations of the school, parents and pupils are complied with and that all processing of data is done lawfully and fairly in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1988 and the General Data Protection Regulations 2016.

Privacy and Cookies Policies 

At Cognita we look after your personal information and only use your personal information for the purpose for which it has been collected.  If you would like further information about how and why we use your personal information please refer to our Privacy and Cookies Policies


If you wish for a staff member to administer prescribed medication to your son/daughter, please complete the downloadable Medication Administration Permission form and return it to school as soon as possible.

The new RSE framework

Working parties are developing the new RSE policy and curriculum for introduction in autumn 2021 and curriculum integration in autumn 2022.  All stakeholders will be invited to consult on this process.

All current school policies are available to download below, and are also available on request from the School Office.

You can access our current school policies here:

Additional Learning Needs and Disability PolicyView/Download
Admissions, Attendance and Children Missing from Education PolicyView/Download
Admissions PolicyView/Download
Anti-Bullying PolicyView/Download
Behaviour and Statement of Principles PolicyView/Download
Complaint ProcedureView/Download
Covid Secure Statement 2021View/Download
Curriculum PolicyView/Download
Digital Safety PolicyView/Download
Drug and Alcohol PolicyView/Download
EAL PolicyView/Download
Educational Visits PolicyView/Download
Educational Visits - Local Learning AreaView/Download
Exclusion PolicyView/Download
First Aid PolicyView/Download
Health & Safety PolicyView/Download
Prevention and Control of Infection and Communicable Diseases ProceduresView/Download
Preventing Radicalisation PolicyView/Download
Pupil Supervision & Lost and Missing Children PolicyView/Download
Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy Wales including Allegations Against AdultsView/Download
Safeguarding Risk Assessment - Welfare, Health & SafetyView/Download
Supporting Children with Medical Conditions PolicyView/Download

Anti-Bullying Alliance


Together we can stop bullying and create safe environments in which children and young people can live, grow, play and learn. Cognita Schools has signed up to eradicate bullying in our schools, working in partnership as an associate member of the Anti-Bullying Alliance (ABA); based at the renowned charity, the National Children’s Bureau in London. ABA is a coalition of organisations and individuals working together to stop bullying. ABA coordinates anti-bullying week each November and is the national voice for evidence-based practice in this field. We access specialist training for all our schools, respect difference and welcome diversity. Our schools’ anti-bullying policies support the values of ABA. We believe that bullying in any form is wrong and should not be tolerated. It is a behaviour choice and anyone can be encouraged to change their behaviour. We believe that children have the right to feel safe, secure and valued and that creating a safe environment and dealing with bullying is everyone’s responsibility. We support a range of positive strategies in our schools to tackle and prevent bullying. We actively challenge the use of humiliation, fear, ridicule and other similar approaches. Our policy is implemented whenever the school is responsible for the conduct and welfare of children. As successful schools, we create an environment that prevents bullying from being a serious problem in the first place. Schools that excel at tackling bullying have created an ethos of good behaviour where pupils treat one another and school staff with respect because they know it is the right way to behave.

Find out more about the Anti-Bullying Alliance.

CEOP Help support and advice centre


Need immediate help?

Do you need immediate help or have a real emergency? If so call 999 or contact your local police here:

When should I report to CEOP?

We help children stay safe online. Has someone acted inappropriately towards you online, or to a child or young person you know? It may be sexual chat, being asked to do something that makes you feel uncomfortable or someone being insistent on meeting up. You can report it to us below.

Remember if you need immediate help call 999

Other people who can help

For advice and to seek help on a range of issues, from hacking to cyberbullying, click here.

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