Breaking the Mould.
Policies and Statutory Information
Please contact the School Office if you can't find a copy of a policy you require, or would like a printed copy of any document on this website.
- Accessibility Plan Whole School Sept 2023
- Accessibility Plan SHC 2023 24
- Accessibility Plan SPC 2023 24
- Admissions Policy July 2022
- Careers Education and Guidance Policy
- Charging Remissions Policy Sept 2020
- Child Missing Education Policy 2022
- Communication and Literacy Policy
- Complaints Policy July 2022
- Equality Duty Statement
- First Aid Policy 2023
- KCSIE 2023
- KCSIE 2023 pt1
- Play Leisure Policy April 2022
- PRIVACY NOTICE June 23
- Relationship Sex Education RSE Policy 002
- Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy September 2023
- SEN Information Report
- Single Equality Policy and Plan 2023 27 docx
- Special Educational Needs SEND Policy Sept 2022
- Supporting Students with Medical needs Administration of Medication Policy 2023
- Well being Anti bullying Policy updated March 2023
- Well being Behaviour Policy June 2023
- Well Being Positive Handling Policy Updated March 23
- Whistleblowing Policy January 2023
Equality Statement 2022-2023
Sherwood Park School is committed to the development of cohesive communities both within our school’s physical boundaries and within our local, national and global environments. Our school will always embrace working together with others to improve children’s educational and well-being outcomes. Our school is extremely proud of the work it does to ensure all pupils are able to meet their potential and this is well illustrated in our LEARN approach and through the subsequent strategies that are delivered by our transdisciplinary team, to ensure all our pupils have the best possible chance of educational success and aspirational outcomes.
The Equality Act 2010 was introduced to ensure protection from discrimination, harassment and victimisation on the grounds of specific characteristics (referred to as protected characteristics). This means that schools cannot discriminate against pupils or treat them less favourably because of their sex (gender), race, disability, religion or belief, gender reassignment, sexual orientation or pregnancy or maternity.
The Act introduced requires all schools to comply with the Public Sector Equality Duty and two specific duties.
Public Sector Equality Duty requires us a school to:
Eliminate unlawful discrimination, harassment and victimisation
Advance equality of opportunity between different groups
Foster good relations between different groups
The Two “specific duties” requires us to:
-Publish information to show compliance with the Equality Duty
-Publish Equality Objectives at least every 4 years which are specific and measurable
The accessibility plan and statement demonstrate our adherence to these two duties.
We recognise that these duties reflect international human rights standards as expressed in the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, the UN Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities, and the Human Rights Act 1998.
Our Equality Statement is based on the principles above and our LEARN approach (Listening, enabling, accepting, respecting and nurturing). It aims to ensure that:
“Every pupil and member of staff at Sherwood Park School, are valued equally and provided with a range of opportunities to LEARN and achieve together whatever their sex, race, colour ethnic or national origin, marital status, age, sexual orientation, neurodiversity, disability or religious belief.”
Relationship and Sex Education Policy Statement
At Sherwood Park, we understand the importance of teaching all our students, the relevant skills and knowledge they need to prepare for opportunities, responsibilities and experiences now and in their adult life. Relationship education is essential to this.
We understand our responsibility to deliver a high-quality, age-appropriate and evidence-based relationships, sex and health curriculum for all our pupils. More information on the specific content for each age group, can found in our full RSE policy.
Our relationships education is delivered through the curriculum pathway appropriate for your child, and covers areas such as:
- Establishing clear boundaries within which our students may develop confidence and appropriate behaviour
- Becoming more self-aware of their bodies
- Developing an awareness of appropriate relationships
- Encouraging students to discuss their feelings and worries
- Developing skills in language, decision making and assertiveness
- Rights of dignity, privacy and respect as individuals
- Correct vocabulary to describe themselves and their bodies
- Developing feelings of self-respect, confidence and empathy
- Preparing pupils for puberty, and giving them an understanding of sexual development and the importance of health and hygiene
- Creating a positive culture around issues of sexuality and relationships
- Encouraging students to form their own opinions and make judgements
We believe the above learning is fundamental, in preparation for adulthood and is closely linked to keeping children / young people safe. It will be delivered in a sensitive and age appropriate way, however the school recognises that some families may wish to understand more / wish to withdraw their child from parts of the curriculum. In order to do so, please refer to the full policy which can be found on our website or contact the school directly.
David Murden (Headteacher)