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Our Policies

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Accessibility Plan
Date Palm Primary School is committed to ensuring accessibility for all. Our Accessibility Plan Policy outlines the strategies and resources in place to foster an inclusive and supportive environment for students, staff, and visitors alike. The policy, updated in March 2021, reflects our dedication to removing barriers, promoting equality, and accommodating everyone’s needs. Through continuous improvement and adherence to legal standards, Date Palm Primary supports a learning experience that is accessible and welcoming to all, thereby nurturing a community that celebrates diversity and inclusion.

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Behaviour Policy

Updated September 2022, the Behaviour Policy sets expectations for student conduct, promoting a respectful and safe learning environment.

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Complaints Policy

Our Complaints Policy provides a straightforward process for addressing concerns or complaints from parents and the community. It ensures that issues are resolved promptly and fairly, fostering a positive relationship between the school and its stakeholders.

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EYFS Policy

The EYFS Policy at Date Palm Primary guides the education and care for our youngest learners. It outlines the standards for learning, development, and care for children from birth to five, ensuring a strong foundation for future learning and development.

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Grievance Policy

Our Grievance Policy provides a fair process for managing workplace grievances among all employees. It facilitates the resolution of issues between colleagues and management swiftly and confidentially, excluding areas like pay and disciplinary actions. The policy guides staff on roles and responsibilities during grievance procedures.

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Equality & Diversity Policy

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Marking Policy
The Marking Policy ensures consistent assessment and constructive feedback for students. It aids in clarifying assessment criteria, recognizing achievements, and setting improvement goals, serving as an essential tool for effective learning and teaching.

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GDPR Policy
Our GDPR Policy safeguards the privacy of students, staff, and families by ensuring responsible data handling and protection practices in compliance with GDPR regulations. It outlines the procedures for data collection, storage, processing, and sharing, emphasizing confidentiality and individuals' rights to their information.

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Admission Policy

Updated in March 2021, our Accessibility Plan Policy ensures an inclusive environment for all. It outlines strategies for accessibility, equality, and the removal of barriers, supporting a diverse and welcoming learning community.

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Health & Safety Policy
Date Palm Primary School's Health & Safety Policy ensures a secure and healthy environment for students, staff, and visitors. It outlines the standards and procedures for identifying, managing, and preventing risks, promoting the well-being of the school community while complying with health and safety regulations.

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Medical Policy
Date Palm Primary’s Medical Policy ensures the well-being and safety of students with medical needs. It establishes procedures for administering medication and responding to medical emergencies, providing support and care for students while safeguarding their health during school hours.

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PSHCE Policy
Our PSHCE Policy is dedicated to developing students’ personal, social, health, and citizenship skills. It outlines the curriculum and approach to teaching these crucial life skills, fostering a supportive environment where students learn to understand and respect themselves and others, make informed decisions, and actively contribute to their community.

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RHE Policy
The RHE Policy at Date Palm Primary School provides a framework for delivering essential relationships and health education. It promotes students’ well-being and development by covering topics on healthy relationships, mental and physical health, and safeguarding, supporting students to thrive in today’s society.

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Safeguarding & Child Protection Policy
Date Palm Primary’s Safeguarding & Child Protection Policy is fundamental in ensuring all students' safety and well-being. The policy outlines strict procedures and responsibilities for staff and volunteers to identify and respond to signs of abuse and neglect. With a child-centered approach, it fosters a safe and supportive environment, where children can learn and develop securely.

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SEND Policy
Our SEND Policy is committed to providing an inclusive educational environment for all students, including those with special educational needs and disabilities. The policy outlines the support mechanisms, resources, and interventions available to ensure that students with SEND have access to a high-quality education tailored to their unique needs, promoting their academic and personal development.

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Code of Conduct for Parents & Carers
The Code of Conduct for Parents & Carers at Date Palm Primary establishes expectations for respectful and supportive behavior within the school community. It provides guidelines for positive collaboration between the school and families, ensuring a safe and nurturing educational environment for all students. This code emphasizes the importance of open communication, mutual respect, and cooperation in fostering the best outcomes for children’s learning and development.

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Inclusion Policy
Date Palm Primary’s Inclusion Policy ensures that all students, regardless of their abilities, needs, or background, have equal access to a comprehensive education. The policy outlines our commitment to creating a supportive and accepting environment where every student can participate, learn, and succeed. It details the strategies and resources implemented to meet the diverse needs of students, fostering a sense of belonging and respect among all members of the school community.

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Curriculm Policy
Date Palm Primary’s Curriculum Policy outlines our comprehensive approach to promoting learning, personal growth, and development. Beyond the National Curriculum requirements, it encompasses extra-curricular activities and the hidden curriculum that influences pupils’ behavior and attitudes. With Islamic values at its core, our curriculum is designed to cater to the unique needs of our pupils, fostering positive, responsible individuals equipped with necessary knowledge and skills. It not only adheres to the standards set for Key Stages 1 & 2 and the Early Years 2021 framework but is also dynamic, responding to learners’ needs and interests while reflecting a deep understanding of the local, national, and global contexts.

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PHSE Policy

Our PSHCE Policy is dedicated to developing students’ personal, social, health, and citizenship skills. It outlines the curriculum and approach to teaching these crucial life skills, fostering a supportive environment where students learn to understand and respect themselves and others, make informed decisions, and actively contribute to their community.

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Most Able Pupils Policy
Date Palm Primary is dedicated to nurturing each child's unique talents and abilities, as outlined in our Most Able Pupils Policy. Committed to equality and quality, the policy ensures that students with significantly higher attainment receive the necessary support and challenges to reach their full potential. It details the procedures for identifying these pupils and the specialized, engaging, and investigative curriculum provided to them. The policy encourages independent and creative learning, celebrates high achievement, and recognizes a wide range of talents, creating an environment where every student can excel.

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Computing Policy

Date Palm Primary School’s Computing Policy reflects the introduction of the 2014 National Curriculum, embracing the transition from ICT to Computing. The policy underlines our commitment to providing a dynamic curriculum that engages students with the fundamental principles of computing and computational thinking, preparing them for a technology-rich future. Recognizing that students bring pre-existing tech skills to the classroom, our curriculum builds on this foundation, ensuring students not only acquire robust computing skills but also learn to use technology responsibly and confidently in various life aspects.

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Reading Policy

At Date Palm Primary, our Reading Policy aims to instill a lifelong love of reading in all pupils. We encourage students to explore a diverse range of fiction and non-fiction, fostering an understanding of themselves and the world. The policy is designed to ensure that pupils appreciate reading’s joy and its role in acquiring and consolidating knowledge across various subjects. With a curriculum deeply rooted in reading, we utilize quality texts to inspire imagination, enhance comprehension skills, and ensure that by the end of their primary education, students can read fluently and confidently, ready for their secondary education journey.

 

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Writing Policy
Date Palm Primary's Writing Policy fosters a robust English curriculum, enhancing students’ knowledge and skills in speech, reading, and writing. Following the National Curriculum, the policy provides opportunities for students to apply and hone their language skills across all subjects. Our approach, grounded in educational research and theory, supports every student's language development and writing proficiency, preparing them for successful communication and expression in various contexts.

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Maths Policy
Date Palm Primary’s Maths Policy cultivates a ‘can do’ attitude, promoting a growth mindset towards math. The policy ensures a comprehensive maths education, aligning with the National Curriculum, fostering fluency, reasoning, and problem-solving skills in students. It champions a Mastery approach, encouraging collaboration, creativity, and resilience in tackling mathematical challenges. Through arithmetical proficiency and a deep understanding of mathematical concepts, students develop confidence and appreciation for the relevance of math in everyday life, preparing them for future academic and employment challenges.

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Power Maths Calculation Policy, KS1
The Power Maths Calculation Policy for KS1 at Date Palm Primary School outlines the progression in calculation, including addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division, in alignment with the National Curriculum. Utilizing the CPA (Concrete, Pictorial, Abstract) approach consistently, the policy supports students in mastering various operations efficiently and reliably. This structured approach fosters confidence in students, enhancing their understanding of both written and mental calculation methods, thereby laying a strong foundation for mathematical mastery.

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Power Maths Calculation Policy, Lower KS2
In Years 3 and 4, the Power Maths Calculation Policy facilitates the foundational development of written methods, emphasizing a deep understanding of place value. It aims for students to efficiently and accurately calculate using known facts rather than counting, with place value equipment aiding but not replacing cognitive processes.

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Power Maths Calculation Policy, Reception
In Reception, the Power Maths Calculation Policy introduces children to basic calculation concepts (addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division), primarily using the CPA (Concrete, Pictorial, Abstract) approach. This approach aids in efficiently and reliably developing mastery in all operations.

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Power Maths Calculation Policy, Upper KS2
During Upper Key Stage 2 (Upper KS2), students further solidify their calculation skills, focusing on fluency, accuracy, and flexibility across all four operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division). This stage is crucial as students work with whole numbers, decimals, and adapt their calculation skills accordingly.

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Art Policy
Date Palm Primary School's Art Policy aims to provide an inclusive, comprehensive art education, fulfilling National Curriculum requirements while promoting a progressive development of artistic skills and knowledge. The curriculum engages students in various art techniques, fostering appreciation for the visual arts and significant artists across different times and cultures. The teaching approach integrates behaviorist and social constructivism theories, aligning with students’ learning styles for effective instruction. Art and design are integrated into termly topics, with the curriculum based on the 2014 Primary National Curriculum in England. The school aims to develop students into creative problem-solvers, with the impact of the curriculum measured through various assessments, discussions, practical learning documentation, interviews, and annual reporting standards.

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DT Policy
Date Palm Primary School's Design and Technology (DT) Policy aims for inclusivity and adherence to the National Curriculum requirements, providing a balanced curriculum that ensures progressive knowledge and skill development in DT. The policy encourages students to take risks and become innovative, resourceful citizens with a critical understanding of DT's impact on daily life and the wider world. The teaching aims to foster creative, technical, and imaginative thinking, enabling students to understand how things work and apply knowledge and skills to design and make prototypes and products. Students are taught to select appropriate tools and techniques safely, understand technological processes, and appreciate the contributions of DT to society. The curriculum also includes critiquing and evaluating ideas and products, understanding nutrition principles, learning to cook, and recognizing the impact of key events and individuals in DT.

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PE Policy
Date Palm Primary School's Physical Education (PE) Policy ensures that students engage in weekly, high-quality PE and sports activities that encompass a range of sports and skills. The goal is to foster development in confidence, tolerance, and an appreciation for both personal and peers’ strengths and weaknesses. The policy is committed to promoting a healthy lifestyle among students, which entails a significant level of physical activity and an understanding of maintaining physical and mental health.

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Safeguarding & Child Protection Policy

Date Palm Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children. Our Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy outlines the school's approach to keeping students safe from harm. It covers our safeguarding procedures, reporting responsibilities, training protocols, and more. We aim to provide a safe and nurturing environment for every child's wellbeing and development.

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Young Carers Policy
Date Palm Primary School recognizes the unique needs of young carers, providing extra support to ensure they have equal access to education and their educational, social, and emotional well-being is prioritized. A designated Young Carers Lead, serves as the main contact for these students, regularly meeting with them and coordinating with teachers, colleagues, and external agencies to provide the necessary support.

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E-Safety Policy

The E-Safety Policy ensures the school community's safe and responsible use of technology. It outlines the procedures and measures in place to protect students, staff, and others from online risks. This policy typically covers the use of internet, mobile devices, social media, and online communication platforms, emphasizing digital citizenship, privacy, confidentiality, and legal issues related to online activity. It also specifies the roles and responsibilities of individuals and groups, including school staff, students, parents, and guardians, in maintaining a safe online environment. Education and training on e-safety for all stakeholders, the reporting and handling of e-safety incidents, and the measures for reviewing and updating the policy are also essential components.

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Intimate Policy

Date Palm Primary's Intimate Care Policy supports children's independence while providing respectful and sensitive assistance for activities like changing clothes, toileting, feeding, and specific medical procedures. The policy aims to prevent distress, pain, or embarrassment for children, with staff adhering to a professional and considerate approach tailored to each child's unique needs. Parents must inform the school of their child's care needs, and only trained staff can perform specialized procedures.

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Safer Recruitment and Selection Policy

Date Palm Primary School's Safer Recruitment and Selection Policy outlines the essential procedures for a recruitment process designed to attract optimal applicants for vacancies while deterring and identifying individuals unsuitable for working with children and young people. The policy adheres to the stringent requirements stipulated in Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSIE) September 2022 and Part 4 of the Independent School Standards 2014, ensuring the safety and well-being of students within the educational environment.

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Whistleblowing Policy

Date Palm Primary School fosters an open, transparent culture for voicing concerns. Our Whistleblowing Policy outlines the process for staff to raise issues confidentially in cases where the normal reporting channel may be inappropriate. We handle matters discreetly but with full attention to resolving issues affecting school operations or integrity.

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Visitors & Speaking Policy
Date Palm Primary School welcomes external speakers to enhance students' learning experience, providing valuable insights while aligning with the school and British values. The policy, adhering to “Prevent” statutory guidance, outlines strict protocols for approving and supervising speakers to ensure a safe and respectful educational environment. Speakers must not incite hatred, promote terrorism, or fundraise without approval, ensuring their contributions positively and constructively engage with students, with staff intervention as needed.

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Prevent Policy
Date Palm Primary School actively safeguards pupils from radicalization, promoting British values of democracy, law, liberty, respect, and tolerance. The Prevent Policy aims for staff vigilance, collaboration with external agencies, and awareness among staff, governors, parents, and pupils regarding radicalization risks and prevention. Radicalization is defined as supporting extreme changes in various conditions, while extremism involves holding extreme political or religious views.

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Missing Child Policy

Ensuring pupils' safety at Date Palm Primary School is paramount, with rigorous protocols in place both on and off premises. The school meticulously implements registration at 8:20am and 12:45pm, pupil absence monitoring, secure entrance/exit procedures, and adheres to Off-site Educational Visits and Child Protection/Safeguarding Policies. If a child is missing, immediate alert is given to senior staff, followed by an exhaustive search of the school, register check, security breach assessment, and CCTV review. If the child remains missing, parents and police are notified, with police provided detailed child information and leading the coordinated search thereafter, with staff fully complying with their instructions.

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Volunteer in School Policy
The Volunteer in School policy at Date Palm Primary School is an integral part of the school's safeguarding measures and should be understood in conjunction with Child Protection, Health and Safety, and Safeguarding policies. The school welcomes and appreciates volunteers from the community who offer a variety of skills and experiences, enhancing the learning opportunities available to students. Volunteers may include governing body members, parents, ex-pupils, work experience students, and local residents. They assist in various activities such as reading with children, working with small groups or individual students, accompanying school visits, and sharing their unique skills and knowledge with classes.

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Mobile Phone Policy
Date Palm Primary School's Mobile Phone Policy ensures pupil safety while fostering an environment of respect and responsibility. The policy covers staff, students, parents, visitors, and volunteers, providing specific guidelines for each group. Staff are allowed to use mobile phones only in designated areas during breaks, with personal phones needing to be stored away during lesson times. Staff are also prohibited from contacting students or parents using personal phones and are not allowed to take photos with their phones. Parents and visitors must adhere to restrictions on phone use while on the premises and are not allowed to take photos of students without permission. Students are discouraged from bringing phones to school; if necessary, phones must be simple, camera-free devices, stored in the office during the school day. Strict actions, including confiscation and possible withdrawal of privileges, are in place for policy violations. The policy aligns with the school's other safeguarding practices, including Health & Safety, Anti-bullying, Child Protection, Safeguarding, and E-safety policies. Parents need to sign a consent form if their child needs to bring a phone to school, acknowledging and accepting the policy's conditions.

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Positive Handling Policy
Date Palm School's Positive Handling Policy prioritizes student welfare with physical intervention used minimally and only as a last resort. The approach is legally compliant, focusing on prevention, with reasonable force applied proportionately during emergencies to prevent offenses or disruptions. The policy fosters equal opportunities and involves parents, conducts risk assessments, and requires incident reporting. Trained staff, following clear guidelines, are authorized to implement the policy, with the Headteacher overseeing training.

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School Social Media Policy

Date Palm Primary School's Social Media Policy safeguards students and the school's reputation by regulating the social media activities of staff, volunteers, and governors. Aligned with key safeguarding policies, it mandates professional conduct online, prohibits staff-student online interaction, and restricts social media use discussing school matters, even on personal devices. Unauthorized use of social media on school equipment is not allowed. Violations, which include any online behavior that could be misinterpreted, may lead to disciplinary action. The policy emphasizes maintaining high conduct standards to ensure effective child safeguarding.

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Safe Touch Policy
Date Palm Primary's Safe Touch Policy, aligned with the DfE’s 2013 guidance and the 2019 Guidance for Safe Working Practice, provides clear guidelines on appropriate physical interactions between staff and students. The policy works alongside other school policies to ensure a safe and respectful environment. Staff are trained by the Headteacher and Designated Safeguarding Lead to understand and adhere to these guidelines, promoting a respectful and secure atmosphere for all.

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Risk Assesment Policy

The school’s Risk Assessment Policy mandates regular evaluations of health and safety risks to pupils, staff, and infrastructure, performed by administrators, management, and teachers. Assessments, which are routine and activity-specific, analyze and mitigate hazards through various control measures, monitored by the Headteacher. These measures include daily evaluations of different school areas, procedural adjustments, additional equipment or staff, and emergency plans. Specialist assessments are also conducted for fire safety, asbestos, and electrical safety.

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First Aid Policy
The First Aid Policy at Date Palm Primary School requires at least one qualified paediatric first aider on duty at all times. First aid kits are available in all classrooms, the medical room, and the front office, with usage and accidents recorded and communicated to parents/guardians. In case of serious injuries, immediate medical attention is sought, and relevant authorities are notified. The school expects parents to report home accidents, and ill children should be kept home to prevent the spread of infections. Medication is administered as per policy, and in emergencies, children are taken to the hospital with staff accompaniment until parents arrive. Parents are notified of infectious diseases and are advised to consult doctors if concerned.

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Health & Safety Policy
Date Palm Primary School's Health & Safety Policy adheres to the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999. The policy aims to provide a safe and healthy environment for staff, students, visitors, and volunteers by implementing specific health and safety objectives. The school community, including staff, parents, pupils, volunteers, and governors, shares the responsibility for following and implementing this policy. The policy will be reviewed and amended as necessary, with copies provided to all employees. The governing body is tasked with conducting an annual review of this policy.

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Fire Safety Policy

Date Palm Primary School's Fire Safety Policy aims to minimize fire risks and ensure safe evacuation procedures. The Head teacher is responsible for overseeing fire safety measures, conducting regular drills, and maintaining equipment. Fire marshals are appointed to confirm complete evacuations during emergencies. Staff members must uphold fire precautions, and training is provided for all personnel. Children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities have Personal Emergency Evacuation Plans (PEEP), reviewed annually, to facilitate safe evacuations.

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Fire Evacuation Policy
Date Palm School's Fire Evacuation Policy ensures a swift and organized evacuation in case of fire, targeting a 2-minute complete evacuation to the assembly point at Maryam Centre, East London Mosque. Staff are trained to lead this process calmly, with a fire marshal designated to call the fire brigade, check building clearance, and coordinate evacuation efforts. Regular checks and maintenance of fire safety equipment are diligently recorded by the head teacher. The policy strictly advises against solo or uninformed attempts to search smoke-filled buildings for missing persons, with such decisions being made solely by senior staff.

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Assessment Policy

Date Palm Primary School's Assessment Policy aims to support school improvement and elevate students' achievement levels, following the 2015 'Commission on Assessment without Levels' guidance. The policy is a crucial tool in teaching and learning, providing guidelines for implementation, monitoring, and evaluation procedures while defining responsibilities and various assessment types. It ensures assessments track individual progression, align with learning objectives, and promote a growth mindset. The collaborative process involves reflection from teachers and students and provides constructive feedback, aiding effective planning and engaging parents in their child’s academic journey. The collected data assists in setting and evaluating targets at multiple levels within the school.

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Attendance Policy

The Attendance Policy ensures consistent attendance and punctuality of students to support their academic and personal growth. Students must attend regularly, with parents reporting absences promptly. Staff monitor attendance, address issues, and communicate with parents as necessary. Absences are categorised as excused or unexcused, each with specific procedures and requirements. Persistent attendance issues may lead to interventions and external referrals. The policy fosters collaboration among students, parents, and staff to promote regular attendance and contribute to student success.

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Promoting British Value Policy
The Promoting British Values Policy at Date Palm Primary School mandates active promotion of British Values as outlined by the Secretary of State for Education in June 2014. These values include democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, mutual respect, and tolerance for different faiths, beliefs, and for those without faith. The school is dedicated to embedding these values through all its activities and curricula, aiming to instil a robust understanding and awareness of these values in its pupils while meeting Independent School Standards. The policy ensures that the school’s provision effectively endorses British values and facilitates the development of pupils’ awareness and understanding of these values. The teaching and curriculum at Date Palm Primary are designed and implemented to support these aims.

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Anti Bullying Policy
The Anti-Bullying Policy of Date Palm Primary School is integral to various other policies including those on safeguarding, SEND, inclusion, equality, health & safety, behaviour, attendance, complaints, and E-Safety. The school adopts the definition of bullying as behaviour, usually repeated over time, that intentionally hurts another individual or group either physically or emotionally, as per the DfES document 'Safe to Learn: Embedding anti-bullying work in schools'. The policy also aligns with the guidance provided in “No Place for Bullying: How Schools Create a Positive Culture and Prevent and Tackle Bullying” (June 2012) and “Keeping Children Safe in Education” (September 2022).

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CCTV Policy
Date Palm Primary School's CCTV Policy outlines the regulation of its 15 fixed camera CCTV system, located at the main entrance, outdoor spaces, and common areas. This policy, reviewed annually, adheres to Data Protection Act guidelines. Owned by the School and maintained by the Landlord, the CCTV system aims to safeguard pupils, staff, and school assets, deter criminal activity, enhance personal safety, aid in offender identification, prosecution, and protect public and private property, contributing to effective school management.

 

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SMSC Policy
Date Palm Primary School's Spiritual, Moral, Social, and Cultural (SMSC) Policy aims to foster respect for diverse beliefs, values, and cultures among students while promoting enjoyment and fascination with the world. The policy enhances spiritual, moral, social, and cultural development, encouraging students to be reflective, imaginative, creative, and culturally aware. Students are guided to distinguish right from wrong, understand consequences, engage with moral issues, and develop effective social skills. The school's ethos values everyone, promoting behavior marked by respect and responsibility, with an emphasis on inner discipline, independent decision-making, and personal accountability. The school's core values of determination, ambition, teamwork, equality, and character perfection are integral to the SMSC policy.

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Playground Policy
The Playground Policy at Date Palm Primary School ensures that playtime is a constructive experience acting as an extension of the classroom, providing a beneficial environment for physical and social development. The policy aims to make playtime enjoyable and relaxing for all students while promoting physical activity through the use of various equipment and fostering social skills such as cooperation, sharing, and caring. The school rules are enforced during playtime, with children encouraged to engage positively with both adults and peers across different year groups. The policy also emphasizes the importance of exercise, fresh air, natural light, and healthy eating (particularly fresh fruit) for maintaining good health, and it encourages children to independently organize and engage in a variety of playground games.

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EAL Policy
Date Palm Primary School’s English as an Additional Language (EAL) Policy outlines strategies for supporting students whose first language isn't English, adhering to Department for Education guidelines. The policy aims to ensure effective teaching and learning for EAL students, considering their unique needs and stages of English language development. Teachers plan to enhance EAL students’ English skills while providing necessary support in all subjects, with the ultimate goal of boosting their achievement, in compliance with the Race Relations Act 1976. The term 'EAL student' refers to any student whose first language isn’t English, including bilingual individuals and those still learning English.

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School Uniform Policy
Date Palm Primary School’s Uniform Policy mandates that all students must wear the school uniform during school hours and at school-organised events outside regular hours. The uniform is intended to foster pride, community, and a sense of belonging within the school, while also being practical, smart, and suitable for a learning environment. The policy ensures that students are not distracted by fashion trends and feel equal to their peers in appearance. Uniforms, which are considered good value for money by parents, should be marked with the student’s name for identification, and young students should wear clothes and shoes they can manage themselves for the sake of fostering social independence. The policy aligns with the September 2013 guidance for school uniforms provided by governing bodies and local authorities.

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Staff Conduct Policy
The Staff Conduct Policy at Date Palm Primary School provides clear guidelines on the expected behaviour standards for all staff, governors, volunteers, temporary and supply staff, students on placement, and those on work experience. The code is not exhaustive but serves to promote professional judgment in the best interests of the school and its pupils. Non-compliance with the code may result in disciplinary action, including dismissal. All staff are expected to exhibit the highest standards of personal and professional conduct, adhering to the school’s ethos, values, policies, and procedures, both during and outside working hours. This includes maintaining a positive attitude, appearance, and efficient and safe working practices. Mutual respect and dignity should be upheld amongst staff, pupils, parents, and the wider school community, with staff acting responsibly and prioritising the safety and welfare of students at all times.

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School Premises Policy

The Use of School Premises Policy at Date Palm Primary School outlines conditions for external groups wishing to use the school premises. Applications must be submitted in writing to the Head Teacher, detailing the proposed event, participant number, and duration of hire. Applicants must provide evidence of appropriate insurance, including public liability unless alternative arrangements are agreed upon. The proposed activities must align with the school's educational aims and ethos, maintain professional standards, and demonstrate quality care and responsibility towards children involved. The hiring group or individual is responsible for supervising children attending extracurricular activities, communicating with participants regarding schedules, cancellations, and other relevant course information.

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Confidentiality Policy
Date Palm Primary School’s Confidentiality Policy prioritises student safety and provides staff with clear legal and professional guidance. The policy emphasises the careful sharing of information amongst staff and volunteers, whilst parents are advised to post images of their own children on social media cautiously, securing permission if images include others' children. The policy fosters trust within the school community, ensuring a safe environment for discussing personal issues, with an understanding that confidentiality has its limits. The school's approach to confidentiality is transparent and well-defined, requiring adherence from all community members to ensure informed discussions about personal matters occur within acknowledged confidentiality boundaries.

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