Overview

The link to the left will give you a list of The Dales School policies. Click on each one to download a pdf document which you may read online or print a hard copy. Or click on the links in the table below to download the file directly. For information on when and how often these policies are reviewed, please contact the School Office.
 
An overview of the documents included is shown below:
 
Policy Name: Included Areas:
Admissions Policy
  • Admission of new pupils to The Dales School
Arts Overarching Policy
  • Key aims and objectives
  • Teaching and learning
  • Professional training and development
  • Management of provision and assurance of quality
Art, Crafts and Design Policy
  • Teaching and learning
  • Assessment and record keeping
  • ICT
  • Involving parents, carers, governors, specialists and the local community
  • Identifying the development needs of staff
  • Aims
  • Implementation
  • Target setting
  • Tracking and analysing performance
  • Monitoring and reporting
Attendance Policy
  • Systems
  • Identifiying contributory factors
  • Working with parents
  • Statistical evidence and target setting
  • Statutory requirements
  • The school's approach to behaviour management
  • Behaviour strategies, rewards and sanctions
  • Staff development and support
  • Confiscation of items
  • The use of physical intervention
  • The reporting procedure
Bullying Policy
  • Definition of bullying
  • Dealing with instances of bullying
  • Supporting the victim and the bully
  • Recording
  • Prevention
  • Procedures
  • Supporting the child at risk
  • Preventing unsuitable people from working with children
  • Other relevant policies
Code of Conduct Policy
  • Standard code of conduct policy for all Northumberland County Council employees
Complaints Policy
  • Complaints Procedure
  • Stage One
  • Stage Two
  • Stage Three
Data Protection Policy
  • Data Protection Act 1998
  • How we use the information we collect
  • Links to further information
Drug Policy
  • Definitions and drug education
  • Teaching approaches
  • Parents
  • Assessment
  • What to do in case of drug related incident in school
Equal Opportunites Policy
  • Aims and guidelines for equal opportunities
Finance Policy
  • Receipts
  • Collection of income
  • Ordering departmental goods
  • Personal phone calls
  • Personal photocopying
Health and Safety Policy
  • Organisation
  • Guidelines
  • First Aid
  • Accident reporting procedures
  • Medication for pupils
  • Fire, chemical and electrical risks
  • Risk assessments
Intimate Care Policy
  • Staff training
  • Practice
  • Working with parents
  • Working with outside agencies
  • General considerations
Lettings and Charging Policy
  • Definition of lettings
  • Charges
  • Letting times, available equipment and facilities
  • Conduct of users
  • Management of lettings
Policy for the Management of Educational Visits
  • Roles and responsibilities
  • Approval of off-site activities
  • Information and training
  • Accidents and incidents
  • Emergencies
 
  • Definitions
  • Procedures
  • The role of the curriculum
  • Staff training
  • Visitors and use of school premises
  • SEND provision
  • Assessments
  • Differentiated Curriculum Provision
  • Statements of SEND
  • Other agencies
Staff Appraisal Policy
  • Reviewing performance
  • Annual assessment
  • Capability procedure
  • General principles
The Visitors Handbook
  • The school day
  • About the children
  • Dress code
  • Health and safety
  • Relationships with staff and children
  • Effective support issues
Whistleblowing Policy
  • Safeguards against harrassment or victimisation
  • Confidentiality
  • How to raise a complaint
  • How the County Council will respond
  • Contact Lists